Our Story: American Cord & Webbing | American Cord & Webbing


Serving the needs of our customers since 1917

Since our inception in 1917 American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc. (ACW) has been serving the needs of our customers with quality products and outstanding customer service. We have continued to redesign and improve our product lines in order to offer our customers the latest advancements in plastic and metal hardware and narrow textile webbing products as well as weaving and plastic injection molding technology. We continue to meet and exceed our customers’ needs by streamlining our operations and expanding our capabilities and facilities as needed.

On December 31st, 2019, Mark Krauss, Owner of American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc. (“ACW”) acquired a leading custom injection molding company, Advantage Plastic Product (“APP”) which has been operating out of Concord, New Hampshire for over 21 years. The new entity will operate under the name ACW Plastic Products, Inc. (APP), DBA Advantage Plastic Products. Learn More

Under One Roof

As the only U.S. manufacturer to combine product design, narrow textile weaving, plastic injection molding and custom strap fabrication and assembly under one roof we are able to provide efficient, innovative and cost-effective solutions to our wide ranging customer base.

Our emphasis on value-added services such as design, rapid pre-production sampling, and innovative problem-solving complements our long-standing industry reputation for excellence in quality and customer service.

We strive to raise industry performance standards and will continue to do so for years to come.

Pioneering the Industry for the Last 100 Years


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ACW founded as American Cord & Webbing in New York City.


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Strap Assembly & Manufacturing and Warehouse moved to Lincoln, Rhode Island.


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ACW developed plastic buckle line; Manufacturing took place off-site.


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Sales, Distribution and Strap Production Operations combined under one roof in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.


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ACW acquired New England Weaving Company.


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ACW acquired West Haven Buckle.


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ACW expands its Woonsocket facility to unite its three divisions under one roof — Custom Fabrication, Weaving, Injection Molding.


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ACW acquired Molded Plastic Components, Inc.


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ACW introduces FireLoc® into the marketplace; a complete line of heat-resistant thermoplastic hardware with UL/ULC approval.


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ACW receives US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center approval for its military plastic hardware line of products.


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ACW celebrates 100 years!


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Mark Krauss, Owner of American Cord & Webbing Acquires Advantage Plastic Products

Our engineers and design staff will work with you to develop custom fabricated designs to fit your needs within your budget.

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