2017 AIWD Convention

Kalas AIWD 2017 Booth

Kalas AIWD 2017 Booth

The Association of Independent Welding Distributors held their annual convention in Reno, Nevada April 23-26. This annual event is an excellent opportunity for AIWD distributor members to interact with their network of vendors to review new products & services. It also affords all parties the opportunity to spend time together to maintain strong & productive professional relationships. Thanks to all of our valued partners for sharing time with us and coming to our vendor contact booth!

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FABTECH 2016 Kalas Booth

Come see Kalas in booth 2225 at the 2016 FabTech trade show! Held in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, FABTECH is where the industry’s most influential buyers come to see the latest innovations in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing.

“FabTech is an excellent opportunity to engage with our existing customer network and identify new strategic partners. We are always grateful for the opportunity to participate in this annual industry event,” comments Kym Calabretta Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Kalas Bulk Wire.

This year, the show will be open November 16-18 during the hours posted below:

– Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM
– Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM
– Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

SE Power Cord Stock Program

SE-productKalas has announced a stock program for SE Power Cord. This flexible and light-weight cable is available for indoor industrial power applications. Its TPE jacket it makes it both durable and easy to work with. As a UL and CSA rated product, it delivers safe and reliable power to industrial machinery, appliances, heavy-duty tools, motors and temporary indoor electrical power and lighting. Kalas has stock available in 250’ reels of 10/3, 10/4, 8/3, 8/4, 6/3 and 6/4. Contact us at to place your order today!

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Kalas Launches Type W Cable

Kalas is proud and excited to announce the launch of Type W cable! The addition of this product extends our already diverse portfolio of wire & cable products and value-add solutions, and positions us to better support the stage, entertainment and portable power markets. Like all Kalas products, our Type W has passed all industry tests and certifications to ensure reliable performance and the very highest standards of quality and reliability. And it truly is a superior cable. It’s flexibility is unmatched! Continue reading “Kalas Launches Type W Cable” »

Kalas at FABTECH 2015

FABTECH is the leading trade event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing in North America. This year it returns to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12. The show covers over 550,000 square feet and is expected to have 40,000 attendees visit the four day trade event.

Kalas will be located at Booth #N26047 in the welding division of the north hall. If you are attending the event, stop by and say hello to our Kalas team!

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Kalas Secures Quality Award

Kalas is honored to be one of the few chosen to receive the Masters of Quality Supplier Award for their 2014 performance. This is the fifth time in the history of the partnership with DTNA that Kalas has secured MOQ. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recognized 91 of their suppliers with the Masters of Quality Supplier Award (MOQ) for 2014. From a pool of over 1200 suppliers, this award was granted only to the top suppliers with the highest balanced scorecard across: quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as well as an on-going commitment to continuous improvement in their products and overall company. The award was presented personally to the Kalas team by DTNA Supplier Development Manager, William Varner.

Kalas Market Segment Manager, Wanda McCue commented “You can’t just be good in one area and win this award. Truly receiving the DTNA MOQ is an acknowledgment of our collaboration with our customers in many areas and our spirit of continuous improvement to other processes, products, manufacturing, and value-add services. At Kalas we are committed to continuing to provide excellence in our customer partnerships.”


Kalas Launches 1/0 & 2/0 Pump Cable

Kalas is excited to announce its latest product introductions – 1/0 & 2/0 Heavy-Duty Submersible Pump Cable. Available in 500’ and 1,000’ reels, or in custom cut lengths, the product has sequentially marked footage, and is in stock & ready to ship now!

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Entertainment Lighting Cable

Kalas is proud to announce an extension to its growing portfolio of products for the Entertainment Market, with the launch of 12 Gauge / 14 Conductor Entertainment Lighting Cable.
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KALAS Exhibits at Wire Expo

Visit the Kalas team at the Electrical Processing Technology Expo, currently held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For two days, the largest dedicated wire processing event of the calendar year will take place, and will draw more than 3,000 attendees! The Expo is an excellent event to connect with industry leaders and to see the latest innovations in wire and cable.

Stop by booth 1521 to see Kalas, and our latest products and services; including Type SC Entertainment Cable.

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UL Listed SGR Battery Cable

Kalas is proud to announce the launch of UL approved SGR battery cable; an industry exclusive! Kalas is the first manufacturer to offer an SGR product that meets the stringent requests of UL to qualify for SAE certification.

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Type SC Cable Launch

Kalas is excited to announce the launch of GenFlex™ Type SC Cable! As a UL and cUL approved product, it is an ideal cable selection for temporary power applications including TV, sound systems, portable lighting, indoor & outdoor theater, stage and entertainment applications. Kalas offers Type SC cable in #8 gauge through 250 MCM, constructed of highly flexible No. 30 bare copper conductor and a high grade RoHS approved CPE jacket.

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NEW Kalas Pump Cable Catalog

Kalas has been a leader in the well water and pump cable market for more than thirty years. We offer our valued partners quality products at compelling prices and comprehensive selling tools to ensure they are competitive and effective in the marketplace. Continue reading “NEW Kalas Pump Cable Catalog” »

Kalas Exhibits at The National Groundwater Expo

This week Kalas will be exhibiting at the National Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas Nevada. The expo hosted by the National Groundwater Association is the hallmark trade event for the industry.  Kalas’ presence at the show reinforces our strong partnership with distributors and end users within the groundwater market. Continue reading “Kalas Exhibits at The National Groundwater Expo” »

Visit Kalas at FABTECH 2014 Booth #C3023

Kalas has been a vertically integrated manufacturer of wire and cable products, and value-add solutions for more than fifty-five years.

In an effort to better serve the welding, gas and oil markets with products and services to meet their specific needs, Kalas Industrial was created with a specialized service model to deliver value, convenience and savings.
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Care 2 Cure 2014


Plan to join us Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM at the second annual Care 2 Cure walk/ run event. Participants can choose to either run or walk the 5 kilometer, or 1 mile course to benefit the Crozer Cancer Project Team (CCPT).

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Kalas Exhibits at GAWDA Annual Convention

Kalas is proud to exhibit at the 70th Annual Convention for the Gas and Welding Distributors Association. The event provides an excellent opportunity for GAWDA membership and the vendors that support the gas and welding industry to network and connect on key issues and opportunities.

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Kalas Sylvin Foundation Disbursements

Kalas is honored to lend financial assistance and support to charitable organizations throughout our community.  The following organizations received disbursements during our third quarter; Continue reading “Kalas Sylvin Foundation Disbursements” »

Kalas Partners with S. Sterling Company

Kalas Engineered Cable Products Division (ECPD) is proud to announce its strategic partnership with S. Sterling Company; a national recognized manufacturer’s rep and distributor of electrical products for 12v to 48v vehicles to a wide range of markets and applications.

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Kalas Sylvin Foundation Supports CASA

Gather your friends and family & join the Kalas Sylvin Foundation Team at the 2014 Superhero 5K run/ walk on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The event takes place at the Hempfield High School stadium; located on Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA.
The Superhero 5K benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Lancaster County. CASA is a non-profit organization that provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children to provide them with safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

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Kalas Launches PUMP CABLE Promotion

On Monday, March 17, Kalas launched the start of its spring promotion on pump cable products. Running for a total of seven weeks, Kalas will extend promotional pricing on orders received through May 2, 2014.

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Kalas Honors Associates

Kalas honored fourteen associates in their most recent service anniversary luncheon; who combined boast a total of two hundred and sixty years of service!
Throughout the calendar year, Kalas recognizes the service anniversaries of its associates. The most recent session was even more special due to the tenure of the recognized team.

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Kalas At CONEXPO 2014

The Kalas Engineered Cable Products Division (ECPD) is exhibiting at the 2014 ConExpo – Con/ Agg trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 4 – 8, 2014. With more than 2,400 exhibitors and 175,000 attendees, it is the single largest trade event supporting the construction industry.

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Caterpillar Honors Kalas ECPD

The Kalas Engineered Cable Products Division (ECPD) hosted valued partner Caterpillar to receive the Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Award.  Kalas received this honor due to the high level of quality, service and performance they demonstrated while supporting the Caterpillar business in 2013.

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John Deere Honors Kalas

The Kalas Engineered Cable Products Division (ECPD) was honored as a Partner-level Supplier for their 2013 performance at the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The Partner-level status distinction is the highest supplier rating awarded by John Deere; a world-renowned global brand that honored only 227 of its +2500 suppliers.

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Kalas at FABTECH Booth #N2429

Kalas Booth #N2429

Kalas returns to FabTech; North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing trade event.  This year’s show is in both the North and South Halls in Chicago’s McCormick Place; November 18-21, 2013.  As a vertically integrated copper fabricator; Kalas will showcase its broad portfolio of wire and cable products, and custom programs & services designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.

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Kalas Supports Kisses for Kaeden

Kalas is proud to support Kaeden Rhoads & the Kisses for Kaeden charity at the 2013 Lancaster Heart Walk; benefitting the American Heart Association.  Joining more than 1,500 participants in this year’s event were third shift associates from the Kalas Lancaster facility, who were there to support fellow co-worker Carmela Kulish-Rhoads.  Carmela’s 10-year old son, Kaeden was born with congenital heart defects.  He has had four open heart surgeries; most recently a heart valve transplant on July 18, 2012.

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Kalas Launches PermaPrint™ Indent Capability

Kalas is excited to offer our customers PermaPrint™; indent print capability that lasts a lifetime.  Featuring customizable print that will not melt, rub, wash, or wear off, PermaPrint™ enables you to personalize your cable with your company name and other pertinent information such as voltage and operating temperature to ensure user safety, and deter jobsite theft.

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Kalas Increases Drum Packing Capabilities

In response to market and customer demand, Kalas has increased our drum packing capabilities.  Offering this service on a wide variety of products, including 8 – 18 gauge sizes of SIS, Kalas continues to add to its packaging and service options to support customers.

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Kalas Launches MCM CABLE For SGR & Welding Products

Kalas continues to add to its growing portfolio of products with the addition of 250 and 350 MCM cable.  These large gauge sizes are now available for ToughFlex™ welding cable, SGR battery cable and new 125° high temperature SGR cable. Continue reading “Kalas Launches MCM CABLE For SGR & Welding Products” »

ISA Show 2013

See Kalas at the 2013 Industrial Supply Association Product Show & Conference June 2 & 3 at the San Diego Convention Center. The ISA Conference offers a great opportunity to launch the broad product and service capabilities of Kalas Industrial to the west coast. Continue reading “ISA Show 2013” »

New Multi-Wire

Kalas is excited to announce the commissioning of our new 28-wire Niehoff drawing machine at our 25 Main Street Denver, Pennsylvania location. The investment in this new equipment offers customers 11 million pounds of incremental copper capacity, and supports our growth strategy.

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New West Coast Operation Opens

Kalas is proud to announce the official opening of our new West Coast Operation.  Offering both value-add and warehouse capabilities, our new facility in the San Francisco Bay area is both easily accessible and centrally located to service the west coast of the US and Canada.  We have a local team of sales and production associates ready to engage with customers to meet their product and service needs, and are incredibly excited to leverage our new location across the west coast.

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Kalas Launches 125°C SGR Battery Cable

Kalas announces the launch of 125°C SGR Battery Cable; a high temperature cable that exceeds SAE J1127 requirement of 90°C SGR, and meets the requirements of UL 558 and UL 583.  Although Kalas has been a trusted manufacturer of battery cable for decades, the increased temperature operating range offers assurance our product will uphold its dimensional integrity and deliver quality performance in high temperature environments and applications.

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Kalas Exhibits at Interwire

Exhibit at Interwire

Kalas is excited to participate as a vendor at the Interwire trade show April 23-25, 2013 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.  Interwire serves as the premiere industry trade event to offer the wire and cable industry an impressive range of technological innovations and services.

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Kalas launches UL Cathodic wire!

Although Kalas has been a trusted manufacturer of Cathodic wire for decades, the addition of the UL certification offers additional quality assurance our product construction will uphold its dimensional integrity and deliver the performance consistency the end-use environments require, and our customers deserve.

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Kalas Exhibits at Aviation Pros

Aviation Exhibit

Kalas is excited to participate and support the Aviation Pros 2013 trade show as a first time exhibitor. As a vertically integrated manufacturer with a comprehensive portfolio of custom engineered cable assemblies, Kalas is well positioned to support the aviation ground service industry.

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Kalas Industrial Supports Oil, Welding, & Gas Alliances

Kalas Industrial is proud to actively support the efforts of the AWS (American Welding Society), GAWDA (Gas and Welding Distributors Association) and WEMCO.  As an active member of each, Kalas is able to get closer to our industry partners through their broad membership network & extensive event calendars to deliver value to the welding, oil and gas markets.

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Kalas Board of Directors Member in Super Bowl Commercial

Amy Hart Welding

Amy Hart, Kalas shareholder and board of directors member, is showcased in a television commercial as a welder which aired during the Superbowl, February 3, 2013.  Check it out!

Kalas Hosts John Deere

Deere Visits Kalas

Kalas was excited to host the leadership team from John Deere on Tuesday, December 4th at our Denver, Pennsylvania facilities.  “John Deere has been a valued partner to Kalas for more than three decades; we are grateful to support their business and for the relationship we share” commented Tim Gaalswyk, Vice-President of Sales & New Business Development, ECPD.

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KALAS :Industrial at FABTECH

Kalas booth

Kalas Industrial launches its entry into the welding, gas and oil markets at FabTech 2012!

As a trusted manufacturer of wire and cable products for more than 50 years, Kalas Industrial offers value, convenience and savings to our customers with a one-step, direct service model.

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Foundation Committee Changes

Kalas Foundation logo

The Kalas Foundation announces some changes to its disbursement committee membership. Effective immediately, Cheryl Harsh has elected to give up her seat on the Kalas Foundation disbursement committee to allow some new associates to get involved.  Cheryl has been an active and engaged member of the Foundation since its inception in 2009, and we thank her for her countless contributions and endless support.

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Bulk Associates Rewarded for Exceptional Performance

Group photo

On Friday, August 24, Kalas honored five Bulk associates for extending exceptional effort to support our business. Barry Kramer, Alex Roman, James Roman, Ron Crills, and Bob Ludwig were all invited to the Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays game along with Dave Hackman as guests of the Milby Company. “The annual Orioles game is just one of the things we do to express our gratitude to our associates for going above and beyond what is asked of them. Both our Bulk and ECPD divisions have really stepped up their levels of performance throughout the year, and we are grateful for their commitment to Kalas and our customers – it’s an honor to have these guys on our team,” commented Dennis Melnyk, Kalas COO.

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Supporting the Kisses for Kaeden Foundation

Kaeden at Sesame Place

The Kalas Foundation has been grateful to support the charitable efforts of Kennedy Kulish and the Kisses for Kaeden Foundation; supporting children born with heart defects. To date, Kennedy has raised more than $135,000! She was recognized as a winner of the illustrious Jefferson Award for community service in November 2011, and was also a state honoree of national The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in February 2009, receiving her award from then President George Bush.

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Congratulations to Pennsylvania Power!

Pennsylvania Power team

Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Power under-14 girls’ softball team! This weekend they secured the covered first place finish in the state championship tournament. Terry Shreiner, Bulk Wire Lab Technician, has served as the team’s head coach for the last four years, and his daughter is a member of the championship team. As a non-profit organization, the Kalas Foundation has supported the Pennsylvania Power team to off-set the costs associated with their program.

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Kalas Hosts Caterpillar


Kalas hosted an incredibly successful visit with our partners from Caterpillar on Tuesday, July 10. All three shifts of our engineered cable products division were a part of the celebration, and helped to welcome our valued guests.

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New Hire

We are excited to announce the addition of Penny Boonpoon to Kalas. Penny joins our finance & accounting team as a financial analyst supporting our divisional leadership teams. She began her education in her native country, Thailand in electronics engineering, and has since held positions in quality engineering, product development as well as a wide assortment of roles with financial planning responsibilities. Penny is a recent graduate of the Fox School of Business, Temple University with an MBA in Finance.

Supplier Information Exchange Day at Volvo

Kalas visits Volvo plant

On June 12th, Volvo hosted a Supplier Information Exchange Day at their New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia. Three suppliers were invited to meet with Volvo’s logistics team for an overview of their returnable program (emballage) and a tour of NRV with a focus on operational excellence. Chris Gockley, Wanda McCue and Darlene Garcia from our office made the trip and were very impressed.

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Congratulations to the Kalas “Yellow Army” for its incredible showing at the first annual Lancaster JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. More than 160 Kalas associates and their family & friends showed up for the one mile walk, and raised a total of more than $25,000!

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Walk to Cure Diabetes – May 20

Although charitable giving has been a priority and core value of the Kalas organization for more than a half century, for the first time we are lending both personal and corporate support to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) upcoming event, and ask you to join our efforts by lending your support.

On Sunday, May 20, Lancaster will host its first annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at our local HACC campus. The event will begin at 9:30 AM, and the one mile walk will start at 11:00 AM.

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