Mr. Walter Lach (left), founder of A & A Line & Wire,
with Ismael Cantres, longtime employee.
Family run - a company you can relate to.
In 1963, Walter Lach founded A&A Line & Wire Corp., with the mission of manufacturing vinyl (PVC) clothesline using a cost-saving method. The plastic clothesline was marketed under the company's CROWN brand name, as well as several national private labels.
From that focused beginning, today A&A has grown to a complete cordage house, serving the metro NY market and beyond with a comprehensive line of rope and twine. Our 14,000 square foot warehouse, located in NYC, is filled with trailerloads of twine and rope, from cotton and poly twine to heavy ropes of nylon, polypropylene, and manila.
At the same time, A&A still manufactures plastic clothesline on site, and is in fact the only company in the USA to do so.
We are family owned and operated, with low overhead, and zero debt. Our customers - from large to small - receive individual attention and courteous service, because their business matters to the people handling it.
Throughout our history, this combination of competitive pricing and courteous service has kept our company growing in a shrinking playing field.
1963: Company founded, manufacturing PVC clothesline, 24 hours a day.
1986: Acquisition of the Iceman Twine factory of Portland Maine, expanded the company's capabilities in twine and twine converting
2003: Acquisition of the inventory and operations of Amalgamated Cordage Company of Port Washington, NY. This propelled the company into the industrial rope and halyard business.
2014: Acquisition of the twine operations and inventory of Seaboard Paper and Twine LLC of Paterson, NJ. As a result, Spring Twine, made of grade one hemp, has been added to our product mix.