Kalas Exhibits at FABTECH 2021 in Chicago

This week Kalas exhibits at the FABTECH Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

After one year hiatus due to Covid-19, it’s s great opportunity to meet our Kalas team, see the quality of our products in person and browse the wide range of first-class suppliers in the metal forming, fabricating, and welding industry.

Stop by to see the Kalas team in booth B33034. The show runs today, September 13, through Thursday, September 16. You can view events and speakers live at fabtechexpo.com as well as find details about the show.

We are excited for the chance to bring our products and our exceptional customer service to Chicago this week to reach more of our Kalas partners and meet attendees looking for quality welding cable with reliable programs that suit their needs. Can’t wait to see attendees there! 


2020 Kalas Christmas Card Designs

This year we once again went to our associates to design our 2020 Kalas Christmas card designs. We opened the contest to all associates with dependent children to create and send in drawings to be selected. The entries were all adorable and we are grateful for each child who created a design as well as for the associates who participated. It was a treat to see them come in!

This year we selected 2 card designs and made equal quantities of each to send to our associates, customers & community to say Happy Holidays and how thankful we are for each of them.

Congratulations to the winners –

  • Easton Hall, age 5, son of Dan Hall, Kalas plant 2 Supervisor who drew the snowman
  • Alexis Bair, age 8, daughter of Jamie Bair, Kalas Lancaster Supervisor who drew the reindeer

We hope each and every recipient of our holiday cards this year and every person reading this blog post has a safe, joyful, and healthy holiday. Here’s to making the most of the season in this unique year and toasting to a great start to 2021!

2020 Kalas Christmas Card Designs

Kalas Wire & Cable Remains Open For Business

Updated as of 8:30pm 3-19-2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued an edict that all non-life sustaining businesses close their physical operations effective 8:00 PM Thursday, March 19, 2020 to slow the contraction of the coronavirus. Please note, Kalas Wire & Cable remains open for business with full operations in all locations.

We are able to continue our operations as a key supplier and manufacturer of products which serve as a lifeline to powering critical machinery in the following approved industry’s noted below:

  • Machine Manufacturing
  • Merchant / Durable Goods
  • Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers
  • Refrigeration and AC
  • Electrical Component Manufacturers
  • Plumbing Wholesalers
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • And Others

All associates at all facilities should continue to report to work as scheduled. We appreciate the ability to serve our network of strategic partners during this critical time. For a detailed list of Life-Sustaining Businesses as defined by the Pennsylvania Government, please see the link below.

That said, we are looking to ensure full compliance of the recommended practices detailed by the CDC to optimize safe working conditions at all of our facilities, to reduce headcount within our workspaces where possible and limit personal interactions with the expectation there is no change to our customer support or timely delivery of products to our customers.

Our Leadership Team is actively guiding our efforts as we navigate the path forward to ensure our market responsiveness while mitigating risk to our valued associates and their families.

View Governor’s Life-Sustaining Businesses Document

We appreciate your partnership in good times and certainly as we experience challenges. We are here to help! Please reach out with any questions you have & stay healthy!

Have questions? Contact us at connect@kalaswire.com


Kalas Awarded Blue Bird Outstanding Supplier in Electrical

For years, Blue Bird has been a valued customer of Kalas Manufacturing. The Blue Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer of school busses. Their corporation has an intentional focus to manufacture buses that are wanted and valued once purchased. To ensure they uphold that focus, they have four driving priorities as stated on their website “safety, quality, durability, and serviceability”. That means every part that goes into their busses must provide those priorities and add to the value and desirability of owning a Blue Bird bus.

Considering the level of quality and care Blue Bird puts into their products, it’s no small honor to be recognized as one of their suppliers let alone receive an award from them. In December, Kalas was awarded Blue Bird’s Outstanding Supplier in Electrical for 2019 being recognized for the excellence in delivery, quality and technical support Kalas provided throughout 2019. This was no small feat. It was a group effort from Kalas engineering, account management, process, planning, production and shipping to support Blue Bird in the exceptional ways we have. Therefore, it is with great celebration we receive this award which identifying Kalas as a valued supplier to Blue Bird who went above and beyond to meet their needs.

We want to thank each & every associate who supported our partnership with Blue Bird in 2019 and every year prior. It was due to your meticulous creation of each cable, your energy to work together, be proactive, build quality products that ensure safety and get each order shipped on time that we were recognized. It makes us proud to know we have a Kalas family who delivers excellence… that is something to celebrate! 

We are grateful to Blue Bird for honoring us with this award and we are excited to continue delivering exceptional products and customer service for years to come. 

2019 Christmas Card Drawing Winners

This year we reached out to our Kalas associates and invited all dependent children and grandchildren to submit hand drawn cards for our organization to use as our official holiday cards. Today we are excited to announce the contest winners as we prepare our cards to go out. 

Thank you to all Kalas associates and their children who together submitted drawings. It was tough year to pick with so many adorable and creative entries. Congratulations to our two winners of the contest: 

Hannah Tobias, age 9, granddaughter of Roxanne Welsh, Kalas Lancaster plant. Card shown left.

Perla Pineda, age 14, daughter of Yahayra Valerio, Kalas Lancaster plant. Card shown right. 

Happy holidays to each and every member of our Kalas family and customers. We are grateful for your partnership and wish you and season full of joy that lasts all year long. Enjoy your season everyone!

Kalas Foundation Supports The Fulton Theater

The Fulton Theater located on Prince Street in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA is a landmark known and respected by memory. A theater with a rich history dating back to the 1700’s known today for it’s broadway quality main stage productions featuring renown shows such as Les Miserable, Beauty & the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame in recent years and the current season stacked with the shows of Treasure Island, 42nd Street, Chicago, Once, the upcoming Mamma Mia! and the present show Sophisticated Ladies which Kalas was able to directly sponsor. 

The Kalas Foundation finds it a great privilege to support such landmark non-profits such as the Fulton Theater which so clearly improves the lives it touches. Not only through main stage performances, but through other meaningful outlets. The Fulton Theater has 2 other series simultaneously. One is their Family Series creating magical performances for audiences of all ages and the other their Studio Series, an artistic outlet for shows less well known which often wrestle larger themes, emotions and complexities. Being a non-profit, The Fulton Theater has a heart for impacting the community in large ways. Beyond their performances, they have growing opportunities with their Fulton Academy for children and adults to learn the power of theater teaching life skills of creativity, communication, confidence & self-expression. They have a school & education outreach program enabling the gift of theater to spread far beyond the reach of those who could afford it. 

This year, The Kalas Foundation once again had the privilege of supporting the meaningful work of the Fulton Theater. The May 22, 2019 performance of Sophisticated Ladies was designated the show our Foundation helped specifically to make possible. It was a thrilling evening of song, dance & delight as Kalas associates come to support the theater and our involvement with them. Kalas VP of Sales & Marketing, Kym Calabretta welcomed visitors to the theater for the performance and shared the goal of the Kalas Foundation to support organizations such as the Fulton who improve the lives we touch. 

We are thankful for the Fulton Theater and invite you to become a subscriber to see the upcoming stellar 2019/2020 season featuring Evita, Peter Pan, Murder on the Orient Express, Kinky Boots, Titanic & Jersey Boys

Learn about the Fulton Theater and support their life-giving community today!