|Mission Statement: "Do what you say
you will do..."
Wire Lab Company (WILCO) has as it's purpose the
development and marketing of state-of-the-art Mechanical Descaling systems
for use in the steel wire industry. Our objective is to supply the highest
quality products, at a fair price, backed up by responsive and complete
Formed in 1968 by Stan Stalson, Wire Lab Company's original purpose was
the technical development of the mechanical descaling process and therefore
mechanical descaling machinery. Stan's efforts made steady progress
and by the late 1970's WILCO Mechanical Descaling Machinery was recognized
as a commercially viable (although limited) alternative to acid pickling for
rod preparation. Mechanical descaling began to gain acceptance as a
way to significantly reduce rod processing costs and just as important a
means of reducing and eliminating the environmental problems associated with
In 1981 Robert J. Fulop (current owner) purchased WILCO from Mr. Stalson.
Since then the company has relocated twice, in 1985 and 1990, each time into
larger facilities. The present 20,000 sq ft location on Cleveland's
west side is about 10 minutes from Hopkins International Airport, right off
of Interstates 71 and 480.
The current WILCO business is, in fact, the commercial reality evvisioned
35 years ago.
Current Product Line:
Five (5) standard models of WILCO Mechanical Descaling Systems are
available. This line may be separated in two classes - Non-aggressive
and Aggressive descalers with the aggressive line incorporating our
Automatic Rod Brushing unit.
Robert J. (Bob)Fulop - President.
Robert L. (Rob) Fulop - VP/GM.