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Visit the Kalas Team at FABTECH Expo 2018

This year the FABTECH Expo returned to the Georgia World Congress Center and with it, the Kalas team. From November 6 - 8 you can visit our team and see our latest products and expanded value-add solutions in Booth C11967. FABTECH is the world's largest metal forming,...

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Celebrating Our Employees – November Honoree

This month we get to introduce you to another very special associate. Meet Lee Showalter! He is our Bulk Wire Maintenance Manager located out of Kalas' Plant 2. This past June marked his 35th anniversary here at Kalas. His 3.5 decades willingly learning and operating...

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Three Years of Safety in Kalas Corporate Plant!

Kalas is grateful to celebrate the achievements of our valued associates. This week, our Bulk wire shipping and office teams located at the Kalas Corporate (KC) facility in Denver, PA has reached THREE YEARS without a safety incident. The milestone was celebrated with...

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Celebrating Over 270 Years of Service

Today was a special day. We honored 12 associates with an added total of 270 years of service with Kalas. The loyalty and shared history was amazing. Memories were shared of memories from 40 years past through to today. Memories of when Kalas' processes were manual,...

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60th Anniversary Celebration

Kalas 60th Celebration On a beautiful fall day, Kalas associates, their family members and various special guests gathered at our production facilities to celebrate our milestone anniversary. This event, held on September, 29, 2018, was special not only to commemorate...

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Celebrating Our Associates – October Honoree

October officially marks our 60th anniversary as a company and this month's honoree is a perfect choice to highlight. This month we introduce you to Jay Miller! Jay Miller began his career here at Kalas 39 years ago. His history is rich with memories, relationships...

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Celebrating 60 Years!

In the fall of 1958, Kalas founding partners Paul Witwer, Walter Cubberley and Floyd Witwer came together in the back room of the Denver Hardware Supply to create a wire and cable manufacturing company on Main Street in Denver, PA. Now, six decades and three...

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Celebrating Our Employees – September Honoree

In anticipation of our organization’s 60th anniversary later this fall, we have joyfully celebrated our associate’s with the longest tenure. This month, we highlight Craig Hershey: Bulk Wire Production Scheduler at our Extrusion facility in Denver, Pennsylvania. Craig...

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Celebrating Our Employees – August Honoree

This month we are excited to celebrate and honor Bob Bingaman for his presence at Kalas. Upon meeting Bob Bingaman, nearly right away you notice his bright spirit and love for his work shining through. Bob currently works out of Plant 2 in Denver, PA on 1st shift as...

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Summer 2018 Kalas Service Anniversary Honorees

This Summer's service anniversary luncheon honorees marked a very special culmination of associates in attendance. With over 255+ years of service from the group in attendance, there may never be another quite like it! There were faces like Kim Brugger(30), John...

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Celebrating Our Employees – July Honorees

This month we have a fun group of honorees to introduce you to - meet the "Harley Girls" Marion Masternak, Marian Mellinger & Shirley Estell. From the moment of meeting them, you'd have no doubt they've been together for many years. Their laughter,...

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Celebrating Thomas Chobat’s Retirement

On June 1, Thomas Chobat transitioned to his next stage of life after 10 years and 5 months of hard work with Kalas. We are grateful for his time and commitment through his years and are delighted to share a little about him to celebrate his time here and who he is....

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Celebrating Our Employees – June Honoree

This month we are eager to introduce another associate who has been a part of Kalas for over half of our 60-year history! Meet Kim Weachter. Kim currently works at Kalas Corporate in Denver, PA as one of our exceptional Bulk Account Managers and 2018 marks 33 years of...

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Celebrating Terry L. Hammer’s Retirement

Terry L. Hammer was a gift to Kalas. He was here only 7 years, but in that short time he made a positive impact on all that he touched. Terry was hired on March 2, 2011 through staff management. After a year in battery cable assembly for them, he transitioned to...

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Celebrating Our Employees – May Honoree

Meet Lyn Hassler, a very special member of our Kalas Family. At the end of June, Lyn will be celebrating 44 ½ years with Kalas!  Lyn’s history is not only remarkable for his loyal tenure, he has worked in various roles and departments throughout the company with...

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Celebrating Service Anniversaries from 5 – 40 Years

Stories of continual commitment, hard-work and on-going development are incredibly meaningful to the Kalas family. Every few months it's a privilege to honor numerous associates reaching anniversaries of service in their careers with the company. This month we...

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Come visit KALAS in booth #514 at the AIWD Annual Convention!

The Association of Independent Distributors (AIWD) was founded in 1999 as a buying group for independent business owners in the welding and compressed gas markets. Today, there membership has grown to include approximately 150 unique businesses.  This annual event...

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Celebrating Our Employees – April Honoree

This month we are excited to highlight Jeffery Werner. 2018 marks his 30th year at Kalas. His history and acquired expertise is something to celebrate! When Jeffery was 19, Kalas was a small company with not nearly as many jobs or ability to get hired...

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Celebrating Our Employees – March Honoree

Kalas is proud to introduce TED RUTH, a loyal and dedicated associate since 1978. Currently, Ted works out of our Plant 2 facility as an Associate Product Engineer, a position that aligns to his extensive product knowledge and wire and cable expertise. Over Ted’s four...

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Celebrating Our Employees – February Honoree

Meet Chuck Miller. He’s will have been with Kalas for 40 years this October. Chuck currently works at Kalas Plant 2 in shipping where he has been for over 39 years of his employment. When he began his career at Kalas, the company operated out of one single...

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Celebrating Our Employees – January Honoree

This fall Kalas will proudly celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Starting out of a hardware supply store in Denver, PA to today's coast-to-coast copper manufacturing and value-add solutions company Kalas has a history filled with seasons of growth and change....

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Kalas Celebrates Associate Service Anniversaries

At Kalas, we view our associates as one cohesive family. We are humbled by the longevity of our associate tenure and grateful for the incredible loyalty of our workforce. At the start of the New Year, we enjoyed a celebration of our first quarter associates who...

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Celebrating Creativity this Holiday

Every year we send out holiday cards to our employees that have been designed in-house and professionally printed. This year, our HR team had the fun idea to engage our employees and their families with a fun card drawing contest for our holiday card designs as well...

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Honoring Our Veterans

Employee appreciation is important to us at Kalas. One of our core values is CARING and throughout our organization, we want to strive to show that value. This past month we had the joy of honoring our of Veterans for Veterans' Day. Instead of saying a simple thank...

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Visit Kalas at FABTECH 2017

The FabTech trade show held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois begins Monday, November 6 and runs thru Thursday, November 9. This annual event joins over 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees with more than 750,000 square feet of floor space promoting metal...

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October at Kalas

Who says work can’t be fun too? The Kalas associates of our Lancaster facility celebrated breast cancer awareness and Halloween with group activities during the month of October.

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Kalas at GAWDA 2017 Annual Convention

KALAS is proud to support the Gas and Welding Distributors Association at their 2017 Annual Convention. Held in New York City from October 1-4, this annual event is an excellent opportunity for the distributor membership to network with their strategic vendor...

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August – October 2017 Service Anniversary

Kalas is grateful for the ability to celebrate the loyalty and years of service of its dedicated associates. Each quarter, we recognize our service anniversary honorees with a luncheon shared with President Jack Witwer and the executive staff. In September we had the...

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Join the Kalas Family

Kalas celebrates new hires in all facilities! Established in 1958, Kalas is a privately held manufacturer of wire and cable. We are ISO certified and proud of the quality products we produce. During the week of February 13 we held celebration events to welcome new...

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KALAS Exhibits at FABTECH

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....

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SE Power Cord Stock Program

Kalas 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...

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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...

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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...

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Kalas Secures Quality Award

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...

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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! “The...

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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. This cable is specifically designed to match the orientation of the industry’s 19-pin...

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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!...

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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. SGR battery cable is appropriate for use in...

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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...

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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. We are proud...

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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...

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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...

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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). Last year was the inaugural launch...

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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...

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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; Good Samaritan Shelter Kisses for Kaeden Lancaster Day Care Center Milagro...

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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...

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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...

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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. In addition to quality products at compelling price points,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Kalas at FABTECH 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;...

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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...

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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...

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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. “We are grateful to be able to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Kalas Exhibits 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...

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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...

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Kalas Exhibits at Aviation Pros

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...

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Kalas Hosts John Deere

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...

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KALAS :Industrial at FABTECH

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...

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Foundation Committee Changes

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...

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Bulk Associates Rewarded for Exceptional Performance

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...

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Supporting the Kisses for Kaeden Foundation

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...

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Congratulations to Pennsylvania Power!

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...

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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. “We appreciate the close...

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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...

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Supplier Information Exchange Day at Volvo

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...

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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...

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