Major Wire Names ELB Equipment As New Dealer For South Africa And Other Sub-Saharan Countries

ELB Equipment, a member of the ELB Group, based in Boksburg (near Johannesburg), South Africa is a new Major Wire Authorized Dealer representing the complete line of screen media solutions for aggregate and mining operations.

ELB Equipment has branches to serve all of the provinces in South Africa, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uganda as well as affiliated dealers that cover other Sub-Saharan countries, including Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

ELB Equipment is one of a few South African companies that can offer a broad range of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment from a single supplier. The company's goal is to provide customers with specialized solutions to enhance their production and profitability, as well as provide service and product support after each sale. 

Major Wire Partners With W.S. Tyler To Provide Flex-Mat 3 In Alberta And British Columbia

Major Wire has partnered with their affiliate company W.S. Tyler, with locations in Edmonton, Alberta and Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada to represent Major Wire’s Flex-Mat® 3 High-Performance Screen Media solutions in both tensioned and modular versions for aggregate, mining and recycle operations.

In addition to Major Wire screen media solutions, W.S. Tyler also provides its customers with woven wire, vibrating screens and washing technology.

“Major Wire is excited to partner with W.S. Tyler, a company that has a strong parts and sales operations in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as a highly skilled sales team in the screening industry,” commented Gary Pederson, Vice President of Sales for Major Wire.

Video—Flex-Mat 3 Screening Top Soil

Major Wire’s Flex-Mat® 3 High-Performance screen media can be used for a variety of applications, such as aggregate, mining, sand & gravel, aglime, C&D recycle, coal, slag, talc, asphalt, top soil, salt, mulch, industrial minerals and green waste.

Flex-Mat 3 is constructed of polyurethane strips that bond independently vibrating wires, which vibrate at high frequencies up to 13 times greater than the standard vibration of a screen box. The frequency of the vibrating wires accelerates material stratification and dramatically increases material throughput.

Flex-Mat 3 lengthens wear life, and virtually eliminates blinding, pegging and clogging. It has had a dramatic impact on production output in more than 25,000 applications worldwide. 

Major Wire Announces New Vice President of International Sales

Major Wire announces the recent hire of Alain Durand as Vice President of International Sales. Mr. Durand has worked with Major Wire as a global market development consultant since May 2013. In his new role, he will continue to develop and manage international markets for the company, in conjunction with Germany-based Haver & Boecker, to further promote Major Wire’s industry-leading reputation and to increase sales for its Flex-Mat® 3 and OptimumWire® screen media product lines. Haver & Boecker acquired a minority share in Major Wire in 2012.

Mr. Durand brings to Major Wire a strong background, with more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has held positions with Rio Tinto and Xstrata, as well as other manufacturing companies, in leadership roles involving strategic planning, operations management, finance, procurement, logistics and information technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1989, and has held his license as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) since 1993.

To contact Alain Durand, call (514) 501-4049 or email

Meet The Most Recent Graduates Of Major Wire’s Certified Screening Expert Training!

In addition to a quality product, your Major Wire Certified Screening Expert can offer the following to improve your screening efficiency:

  • A no-cost, professional Screening Plant Audit and report. These reports can be completed on a down day. They help identify areas that need improvement, as well as areas that are performing well.
  • A private Screen Maintenance Simplified Seminarfor your plant managers, operators and maintenance crews to teach them how to identify common screening inefficiencies that can easily be fixed, increasing your production rates and improving your operating uptime.