Paramount Wire Company, Inc. (PWC) was founded in 1916 in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, New York. Built by first generation American immigrants during World War I, PWC quickly established a reputation as a quality supplier of hardware and construction type wires. During the years of World War II there was a military need for the wire PWC was specializing in. As well as fulfilling its military contracts, PWC expanded both its product line and customer base. After nearly 30 years, PWC outgrew its Bleeker Street facility and relocated to Brooklyn for the next 50 years.
In the 1950’s PWC expanded beyond steel with the formation of CBC Metal Supply Corporation, with a product range now including copper, brass, and aluminum based alloys. As both PWC and CBC continued to grow and plans were being laid to launch the ParaWire craft wire product line, the demand was growing for more space. In 1995 PWC relocated into the iconic Packard building in East Orange, New Jersey.
For the past century Paramount Wire Co. has meticulously maintained its commitment to produce only the highest quality wire. While PWC has always focused primarily on steel wire products, CBC Metal Supply has a strong market presence in copper, brass, aluminum, nickel silver, stainless steel, monel, inconel, and other metals. CBC Metal Supply not only supplies the highest quality wire, but sheet metal, bars, and tubing as well.