Established in 1880, Bekaert is active worldwide in selected applications of its two core competences, including advanced metal transformation and advanced materials and coatings. Bekaert possesses the technological expertise required to convert the raw material, wire-rod, into specialized wire products. Bekaert produces advanced materials based on metal fibers and glass fibers and possesses technologies for applying specialized ultra-thin coatings. The company offers products for the automotive, building and construction industries including wires, advanced coatings, building products, cable and cords, combustion technology, composites, conductive plastics, rubber and elastomer reinforcement, fencing systems, filtration systems, handling and display systems, industrial mesh, metal fibers, stainless wires, strand and technical textile. Baekert also provides mechanical and electrical engineering services. The company has offices in Akron and Orrville, Ohio, Amherst, N.Y., Dyersburg, Tenn., Kennesaw, Rome and Marietta, Ga., Miami, Clearwater, Fla., Muskegon, Mich., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Rogers and Van Buren, Ark., San Diego, Vista, Calif., Shelbyville, Ky., and Spring Green, Wis.