Chain link fence has been the fencing standard for nearly 100 years. Galvanized Chain link fence began with Galvanized After Weave, GAW, in the early years by applying zinc to an unfinished raw steel previously woven product. That product continues today as it has for years. New technology has allowed for the introduction of Galvanized Before Weave, GBW, chain link fence in the early 1990s to the extent of making a product comparable to the GAW in coating and life expectancy.
Galvanized Before Weaving, GBW, chain link fence is manufactured from wire that has been strand galvanized to exact coating weight standards at our Norman, Oklahoma facility, prior to being woven into chain link fabric. Galvanizing Before Weaving, GBW, allows Southwestern Wire Inc. to produce chain link fence for a variety of uses with different coating specifications. I know from experience that my pet needs that the fence be very smooth and free from sharp edges, the smooth finish on the wire will protect children as well as pets from harm and at the same time present a low maintenance perimeter that will keep intruders at bay. It is also the hands down choice for weaving and manufacuture all all smaller meshes from 1″ down to .375″.