Calling it as it sees it for over half a century, Kalas Manufacturing makes a living out of cable and wire. Also known as Kalas Wire, the company produces and distributes an electrical wire and cable lineup integral to bulk and irrigation wire, engineered battery cable, and submersible pump cable applications. Operating through three plants in Denver, Pennsylvania, and one in Lancaster, the company touts flexible production capacity for making wire and cable used in a diversity of markets, from household appliances to industrial construction and marine equipment, and recreational vehicles. Customers are courted worldwide through authorized distributors. The founding Witwer family owns and leads Kalas.
Kalas Manufacturing has evolved from a back room hardware store business to an environmental protection success. Establishing goals based on the EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities, the company is recognized for its practices in reducing lead processing at its manufacturing plants. Its steps to shrink waste began with partnering with raw material suppliers, substituting reduced lead and lead-free compounds, and color concentrates in product manufacture. Product retro-fits called for engineering changes, along with approval of new product specifications through third party certification labs and customer testing. Kalas offers lead-free versions for most of its products, helping customers to also comply with the European directive to restrict hazardous substances. – less