Our Company History
Since 1981, Gibbs Interwire has experienced tremendous growth and expansion. Due to this, we have been able to expand our service and product offerings so we can provide quality materials to a wide array of industries. Through the dedication, hard work and high standards of our team, we have evolved into an industry leader that you can trust.
Company was founded by Frank Cardile who had already been in the industry for more than 20 years at that time. His vision was to become a national distributor for high quality spring wires and wire products. He knew the industry needed strategically placed distribution centers for newly developed suppliers from Asia, Europe and North America.
Bristol Connecticut was opened as Interwire’s first location to mainly service the New England and East Coast Markets.
The California Division was opened this inaugural year as a pivotal location to service West Coast customers as well as receive wire from newly developed sources from Japan and Korea as well as Europe. The port of Los Angeles was helpful in helping this division grow and service the customers needs.
The Chicago division was formed by the purchase of the Merit Steel distribution facility from the valued supplier Leggett & Platt. Frank wanted a presence in the Midwest market and through this acquisition he started to realize his dream of being a Nationwide distributor. Legett & Platts overall business increased dramatically in this market through their partnering with InterWire as a valued customer of their products.
The Atlanta Division was formed in order to supply much needed spring wire to the growing Southeast Market. It quickly outgrew its rented facility and Frank constructed a 40,000 sq ft warehouse in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia. This division grew over 500% since its first year of operation due to the ever expanding market and keen management of the facility.
Through the closure of a small competitor in the area Frank took advantage of the opportunity and opened the Texas division in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas. Not only instrumental in growing the business in the Southwestern United States the Texas division began servicing the ever growing needs of the Mexican market for high quality wire.
The Michigan Division in Kentwood, MI was formed to offer better logistics to service the Michigan and Ohio markets as well as Canada. This facility is approximately 80,000 square feet and is now the largest distribution location for InterWire.
The Charlotte Division was formed by the closing and moving of the Atlanta Division. This put InterWire in a good position to not only service the Southeast but also the Mid Atlantic region as well. Charlotte offers good transportation and distribution options and is well situated for imports from foreign vendors also.
Based in Queretaro Mexico, otherwise known as the Detroit of Mexico, this division takes advantage of its strategic location to many suppliers of the ever growing automotive market. Located in a new and growing industrial park this division eliminates the need to import product from Texas saving the customers not only money but precious time to receive their products.
This division was founded as with the idea in mind of servicing the Central and South American markets with specialized products not known to be produced in this region.
Frank Cardile passed away on November 23, 2016 at the age of 81. Frank had fought many health battles over the years but continued to be an active leader of the company up until his death. Well respected by customers, employees and suppliers he will be missed by all in the industry. When presented with the challenge to find a new product Frank scoured the globe to find just the right producer, with the right quality at the right price on behalf of his customers. He mentored many people who still utilize the wisdom he imparted upon them to run the company today.
Debbie was not only the wife of the founder she was his partner of more than 40 years in the business. Debbie provides a wealth of experience as well as a keen sense for knowing not only what our customers' needs are today but what they may be tomorrow. Debbie has decided to lead InterWire in only one direction, forward.