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Made in USA

Our Domestic Manufacturing History

The Cableware Division of Loos & Co., Inc. started in 1979 in Naples, Florida with only 10 employees and over the years has grown with the Division moving into a 80,000 square foot facility in 1996 due to increased manufacturing needs for new product lines. Our plant in sunny Naples now has over 64 employees. We take pride in our domestic manufacturing and want to use this section of our website to provide an overview of the American standards we meet, our domestic products, our capabilities, and why we put such a large emphasis on American manufacturing.

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Domestic Manufacturing Standards Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division Meets


The Buy American Act outlines that the cost of product supplies manufactured outside of the USA must not exceed 50% of the total price of the final product. Meaning, if various supplies for wire rope are manufactured outside of the US, those costs must be less than 50% of the wire rope’s final price. If steel is melted overseas, the manufacturer’s cost contribution has to exceed 50% of the overall cost in meeting the requirements of the Buy American Act.


The Buy America Act requires 100% of a product to be manufactured in the USA, including the steel mill products. To fit Buy America requirements, the melting of the steel, the stranding, and the closing process must be performed within the USA.


Made in USA means that “all or virtually all” of a product has been made in America. Not only does this include the significant parts of the product must being from America, but that the processing and labor going into the product must also be completed in America.


Military Specification Standards, or more commonly known as Mil-Spec, are a detailed set of product specifications established by the Department of Defense. All Mil-Spec products have strict requirements for the manufacturing process, materials used, and product performance.                 

Our Government Sales Page

Our Gov’t Sales page provides an in-depth look at Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division. On our Sales page you can get insight into the manufacturing standards and specifications we currently meet, proof of qualifications, ID numbers, and an overview of the industries the Cableware Division supports. Browse an in-depth guide of our capabilities on our Government Sales page!

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Insight Into Our Domestic Products

Here at Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division, we domestically manufacture a range of products. Two of our most popular product lines Made in the USA are our swaging tools and wire rope terminals.

American-Made Swaging Tools:

Our Locoloc® swaging tools meet Made in USA requirements and are designed for extremely long life. We offer numerous types of handswaging tools that accurately swage cable sleeves to fit cable from 1/32” up to 1/2”. We also have an extensive range of USA made swaging machines that range from portable sizes to full workbenches. Learn more about our swaging tools on our product page here.

American-Made Wire Rope Terminals:

Loos domestically manufactures a wide range of wire rope terminals at our Naples facility. A few types of terminals we manufacture include fork ends, studs, oval selves, turnbuckles, and wire rope clips. Many styles are available for various applications. Find out more about our wire rope terminals here.

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Why American Manufacturing is Important to Us

Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Division firmly believe in the importance of domestically sourcing products. In recent years, companies have began outsourcing products and manufacturing factories to other countries more than ever before. However, we remained loyal to our Florida roots. By buying products through our Cableware Division, you are guaranteed an exceptionally made American product while directly boosting the American manufacturing sector and economy. In addition, by spending money at an American company, you are supporting American employees, which helps keep the manufacturing industry alive. Support America, Buy from Loos & Co., Inc. Cableware Dvision!