The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. held its WAI Operations Summit and Wire Expo May 22-23, 2012, at the Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA. The new program, designed for operations personnel, featured a plant operations focus presented through a diverse selection of case studies, conference sessions, and production solutions surrounding an operational excellence theme.
Wire Expo is organized by WAI and is held biennially in a different industry hub within the U.S. for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. The event incorporates technical paper presentations, a comprehensive exhibit, on-floor production solutions demonstrations, networking activitie,s and more. Wire Expo originated in Boston in 1990 and has since been hosted in the following locations: Louisville, Kentucky; Detroit, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Dallas, Texas.
The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals that is governed by volunteers from around the world. Based in Guilford, Connecticut, USA, WAI promotes, collects, and disseminates technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry.
The Wire Expo is held in even-numbered years; Interwire is held in odd-numbered years.