CWI Lancaster facility Awarded Canadian Welding Bureau Certification

CWI Gen4 welding products manufactured in Lancaster facility are certified as meeting the requirements for Arc Welding Electrodes.

Central Wire Industries (CWI) is pleased to announce that select CWI Generation4 welding products manufactured in their Lancaster facility are now certified as meeting the requirements of the Canadian Welding Bureau standard for Arc Welding Electrodes.

The list of certified Gen4 welding products include the following:
GEN 308/308L (ER308L)
GEN 309/309L (ER309L)
GEN 316/316L (ER316L)cwb certification
GEN 308LSi (ER308LSi)
GEN 309LSi (ER309LSi)
GEN 316LSi (ER316LSi)
GEN 409Nb (ER409Nb)
GEN 430 (ER430)
GEN 430LNb (ER430LNb)

The standard met for all above products is CSA W48-18 (GMAW/GTAW Stainless Steel) in sizes between 0.020” (0.5mm) and 0.157” (4.0mm). The certification is effective through November 16, 2022.

A Certification of Welding Consumable has now been issued for each of the qualified products, and a copy is available by request. Driven by North American customer demand, CWI Lancaster joins the CWI Perth, ON location, having previously been certified.

This is the culmination of months of work by the dedicated and expert staff within CWI along with the CWI Lancaster manufacturing plant. The process of certification involved, among other things, passing rigorous testing requirements as witnessed by authorized CWB auditors. A sincere congratulation to all members of the CWI Lancaster team.

About Central Wire Industries

Central Wire Industries (CWI) is an international leader in wire drawing, value added services, and downstream products. With 14 locations in 3 countries, 750+ employees and over 60 years of excellence, CWI offers the widest range of high-performance specialty alloys in nickel, stainless and red metal. CWI manufactures round and shaped wire, strand, cable and wire rope, cable hardware, assemblies, and more. Learn more by visiting

About Central Wire Industries Lancaster

Central Wire Industries (CWI) Lancaster is located in Lancaster, SC (USA), and employs 40 people in rod breakdown, drawing, annealing, straightening, grinding, packaging, and labeling operations. Specializing in the manufacture of welding wire, spring wire, and bar stock, the facility boasts some of the company’s most advanced investments in drawing and processing equipment.

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