SSW brings decades of successful customer relationships, product innovation, and manufacturing expertise to every partnership. We work with you to bring together the latest cutting-edge solutions in engineering and design for quality components that make an impact.
Explore the milestones that have shaped us to who we are today and who we strive to be in the future.
SSW was originally founded as Straits Steel & Wire in 1946 to produce wire shelving for Gibson Refrigeration (now known as Whirpool).
In 1960, our second facility was opened in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to expand the production of wire shelving components. We continued to broaden our footprint and customer base in the United States throughout the 1980s.
SSW acquired Collis, Inc. in 1998 to further deepen our manufacturing expertise and expand our wire fabrication capabilities. Along with this merger, we opened a new facility in Clinton, IA.
In 1999, our first international manufacturing facility was opened in Irapuato, Mexico. Three years later, a second manufacturing facility opened in Monterrey, further increasing our production capacity to support the growing operations of our customers.
The acquisition of American Appliance Products in 2003 added two new facilities in Newport, TN and Madison, TN, and diversified our cooking product capabilities. In 2005, Alabama Wire Products in Elizabethtown, KY was acquired, enabling us to vertically integrate wire drawing operations for our HVAC products.
In 2011, we acquired Premier Manufacturing Corporation to further grow our presence and expertise in the HVAC market. Along with this merger, we added a manufacturing facility in Henderson, TN, further expanding our network.
Trive Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, partnered with us in April 2018 to build on our proven track record of product innovation, operational excellence, and customer service.
In 2019, we welcomed Mark Gritton, a 25-year veteran of SSW, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his role as President. The following year, we announced a rebrand to SSW Advanced Technologies, LLC to better reflect our evolution and growth ambitions as a leading supply chain partner to our OEM customers.
In 2021, SSW established a new global headquarters in Louisville, KY. This move solidified our commitment as a local partner to our OEM customers and allowed us to showcase our latest product solutions with a hands-on, immersive experience.
SSW has been a leader in the home comfort, refrigeration, and cooking industries for over 75 years. Learn more about how we can extend your product offering and capabilities.
SSW Advanced Technologies has the capacity, proximity, and capabilities to support your every need in the manufacturing process. Our vertically-integrated design and manufacturing facilities are strategically located across the country near you, enabling us to scale with you quickly and as needed. Learn more about what differentiates us.
435 N Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222 USA
1100 West Park Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701 USA
2005 S 19th St.
Clinton, IA 52732 USA
867 Premier Way
Henderson, TN 38340 USA
714 Braddock View Dr.
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 USA
902 N Rowe St. Suite # 1
Ludington, MI 49431 USA
1129 Myatt Blvd, Suite #36
Madison, TN 37115 USA
136 Davis St.
Portland, TN 37148 USA
345 Chemwood Dr.
Newport, TN 37821 USA
Carretera Querétaro-Leon Km. 3.6
Colonia Las Malvas Libramiento Norte
México CP. 36660
Calle D No. 513,
Colonia Parque Industrial Almacentro
Apodaca, Nuevo Leon
México, C.P. 66600
P: (502) 794-2876
P: (011 52) 442-281-2379