Wardwell Braiding Expands Product Offerings With Deals

Wardwell Braiding, Central Falls, R.I., who is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, recently
announced a new manufacturing partnership with Cunegatti Costruzione Meccaniche, Milan, Italy.Under
the terms of the agreement, Wardwell will now offer automatic bobbin winders with programmable
adjustment of the winding step and traverse length up to 250 mm. The winders can accommodate
bobbins with a flange diameter up to 110 mm and can wind at spindle speeds up to 4,500 rpm, the
company says.Wardwell will also be offering a range of power unrolling systems.Our goal is to
continue offering customers an even broader range of product choices and a higher level of service,
said Ted Osterhoff, Wardwells chief operating officer.Also, under an agreement between Wardwell and
Trenz Export S.A., Barcelona, Spain, Wardwell has been appointed as the exclusive North American
agent for Trenz products.Trenz Export is known throughout Europe and South America for its
high-quality, cost-effective maypole braiders and bobbin winders.The Trenz Export horn-gear type
maypole braiders are a perfect complement to our traditional New England Butt and Kokubun lines,
Osterhoff said. By adding the Trenz Export products and supporting them through our U.S. operation,
we believe we can offer exceptional value to our North American customers.

September 1999