Joining the Wire Reinforcement Institute is a smart, strategic choice for both companies and individuals in the concrete construction industry. WRI offers a broad array of member services, including technical publications; broad-based technical and engineering assistance; up-to-date information on codes, standards, and regulatory requirements; marketing and promotional support; and educational opportunities.
WRI membership is available in several division categories, with dues schedules to fit any company, individual, agency or organization with an interest in WWR and the reinforced concrete construction industry. Fabricators, building supply distributors, precasters, architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, educators, and students--all are welcome and encouraged to become active members of WRI.
WRI Producer Members consist of firms, corporations or wholly-owned subsidiaries that are regularly engaged in the manufacture of Welded Wire Reinforcement for reinforced concrete construction. Each regular producer member has representation on the WRI Executive Committee.
WRI Associate Members compose a diverse group of individuals and firms whose focus is to support the promotion of structural Welded Wire Reinforcement in the concrete reinforcement marketplace. Typically, they supply products or services to structural WWR producers or work with producers to meet the needs of specific construction projects and to expand the general market for structural WWR.
Serves as the liaison between the structural WWR industry and government agencies, allied industries, code groups, and other industry-related organizations for the advancement and promotion of structural WWR in Canada. This division also produces its own technical bulletins and literature on structural WWR for distribution throughout Canada.
Associate Member Categories
- Rod Mill: Any person, firm and/or authorized representative of a firm that is principally engaged in the business of supplying steel wire rod to the industry.
- Machinery Supplier: Any person, firm and/or authorized representative of a firm whose principal business is the sale of machinery and related equipment or services used in connection with the manufacture of structural WWR.
- Epoxy Coaters & Manufacturers: Any person, firm and/or authorized representative of a firm that is principally engaged in the coating of structural WWR and/or the sale of coating materials.
- Contractors and Distributors: Contractor associate members may include any person, firm and/or authorized representative of a firm that is principally engaged in the business of contracting to supply and/or install structural WWR. Distributor associate members may include any person, firm and/or authorized representative of a firm that is principally engaged in the business of stocking, handling and distributing structural WWR.