December 2, 2016

Werner Kruschel founded Butler Wire & Metal Products, Inc. in 1966 in a rented garage in Butler, Wisconsin, after working in the wire-bending industry for 5 years. After only 2 years, Kruschel bought his first commercial building in the industrial section of Butler (part of the greater Milwaukee “Machine Shop of America”). A year later he added on and the company quickly outgrew that building.

The company grew through various Butler-area facilities through the 70s and 80s and settled in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin in 1990. The Bobolink Avenue facility Butler Wire & Metal Products, Inc. occupied in the 90s is right next door to the new 36,000 sq. ft. facility built by the second generation of family owners in 1997.

We are a wire job shop and we produce custom welded wire mesh, wire forms, displays, guards, baskets and more. If it involves wire, we’ll do it.

We have an in-house machine shop and tool and die capabilities for tooling and fixturing, plus state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment and experience. Our design/tooling team has over 40 years of combined experience. Our full-time tool and die person has over 40 years experience in the wire business.


Butler Wire & Metal Products, Inc
N60 W15288 Bobolink Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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