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Southern New England District Acme Wire Plant Tour and Lunch

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Please join us for a new plant tour of Acme Wire Products Company, Inc. The tour will begin with a brief introduction followed by a plant tour. Following the tour, a lunch will be served at the Steak Loft Restaurant in Mystic.

The tour is limited to the “first (30) registrants” with a maximum of (2) people per company. Please note: “No Open Toed Shoes” will be allowed in the manufacturing areas. The host company will strictly enforce this policy.

Acme Wire Products Co., Inc. was founded in 1970 in Norwich, CT and moved to its present location in Mystic, CT in 1979. The company is owned and run by second generation sibling team of Edward Planeta, Jr., Michael Planeta and Mary Planeta Fitzgerald. The company provides custom wire components and fabricated parts using steel and stainless steel wire from .062” to .500” diameter. Capabilities include cutting, bending, threading, 2D and 3D CNC forming, resistance spot welding, ARC welding, robotic welding, and automated grid welding systems. 
Specialized tooling is designed and built in-house. Additionally, Acme Wire has sheet metal stamping and forming capabilities as well as a powder coat finishing line. Acme Wires’ components vary from wire forms, levers, handles, hooks, frames, baskets, guards, grids, supports and cable managements hardware. Acme Wire’s customers are found in diverse markets which include safety, sporting goods, hospital and laboratory equipment, food processing and food service equipment, material handling, furniture, premises wiring and the original equipment manufacturing market.

The Tour will Cover:

• Various types of wire forming processes
• Single and multiple head resistance spot welding
• Robotic arc welding
• Grid welding
• Press brake forming
• Powder paint coating

Who Should Attend:

• Toolroom Managers
• Tool & Die Makers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Manufacturing Engineers
• Tool Design Engineer
• Quality Engineers
• Engineering Managers


  • Registration:   10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Tours:                11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch:                  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  • Acme Wire Products Co., Inc.   
    7 Broadway Avenue Extension    
    Mystic, CT 06355   
    Phone:     860-572-0511   

    Directions: From Waterbury- Take I-84 E To I-691 N to EXIT 1A to I-95 N. Then take EXIT 22-22 S, merge on CT-9 S. Continue 29 mi. and merge LEFT onto I-95 N toward New London/Prov. Take EXIT 90 (Mystic Seaport) At end, turn RIGHT onto RT-1 N.Take1st  LEFT (Broadway Ext.).Turn LEFT in front of Hoxie Fire House. Go over RR Tracks and Acme will be on LEFT. From Hartford: Take I-95N to exit 90 (Mystic Seaport). At end turn RIGHT onto RT-27 to end. At intersect turn RIGHT onto RT-1. Take First LEFT onto Broadway Extension. Turn LEFT in front of Hoxie Firehouse. Go over RR tracks. Acme will be on LEFT. NOTE: Parking is past bldg. & H2O tower. Take LEFT onto Stratford St. Park behind building. 
  • Lunch Location:
    Steak Loft Restaurant
    27 Coogan Blvd #24
    Stonington, CT 06355


  • $70 PMA Member
  • $70 Nonmmeber (Join PMA)
    Includes multi-course luncheon buffet.

** Please click here for a printable meeting notice and registration form.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, Septmeber 29, 2023.

A 72-hour cancellation notice must be received for credit consideration towards a future meeting.

For more information, please contact Katie Barry. To register over the phone, please contact Erin Peterman at 216-901-8800 ext. 116.