WIreCo Buys Syntetic Rope Company

One of the larger employers in Kirksville is getting bigger. It’s not clear yet if the acquisition of an international maker of synthetic ropes and similar products might mean more work for WireCo’s staff locally, but company officials say the acquisition puts WireCo in the dominant position in two related fields. Lankhorst/Euronete is a leader in international markets for synthetic ropes, industrial yarns, netting, yachting products and recycled plastic products. In particular, its market position
supporting the maritime, fishing and offshore markets provides a strategic fit with existing WireCo product lines.