Founded in 1880, Bekaert is one of the leaders in drawn steel wire products and applications in the United States. Based in Van Buren, Ark., it specializes in metal transformation and advanced material coatings. The firm offers a wide range of products, such as wire rod, wire drawing, thermal treatment and metal fiber products. It renders various metal working services, which include welding mesh production, powder coating and cord making, among others. Bekaert caters to numerous industry sectors, including automotive, construction, energy and utilities, agriculture, consumer goods and basic materials, to name a few.