Philadelphia Welcomes the Democratic National Convention; Darby Wire Mesh is Ready!

Philadelphia Skyline, source:
Philadelphia Skyline, source:

Last year, Pope Francis graced Philadelphia for a long weekend. This year, the DNC visits Philly for the week. We may be a bit biased, but we love our city! We are always happy to welcome visitors to Philadelphia.

2016 DNC in Philadelphia source:
2016 DNC in Philadelphia, source:


Philadelphia is often referred to the birthplace of America because it was in the city that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. The Founding Fathers of our nation often spent time in Independence Hall and the surrounding area.

This larger area today is known as Old City, and the Old City area will always hold a special place in the history of our company, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. It is believed that one of Darby’s first manufacturing facilities was located on the 200 block of Arch Street, a few blocks from Independence Hall.

Darby is no longer based in Old City. We are now headquartered in North Philadelphia, a few blocks from Temple University.

As the Democratic National Convention is set to take over the city, we want to let all of our customers know that Darby Wire Mesh has taken the necessary precautions to make sure your requirements are taken care of. We have coordinated with our shipping carriers, and they have ensured us that they do not expect delays. At Darby, we will be here, amid the hustle and bustle, to make sure we are able to service all of your wire mesh needs. Feel free to talk to us about any special requirements you may have.


Framed wire mesh infill panel overlooking city
Wire Mesh with Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in background, source:

*** For over 160 years, EJ Darby and Son, Inc. has been a mainstay in the wire mesh industry and excels in supplying mesh for use in a broad range of applications and industries.***

Darby launches new website!

In July of 2016, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. – one of the country’s oldest manufacturers and distributors of wire mesh and wire cloth – launched a brand new website aimed to better serve all types of wire mesh users.

Our old site – may it rest in peace – was great…for a while. We will miss it!

Old website screenshot,
Old website screenshot,


Our new website contains a ton of more information, including new and up-to-date wire mesh specific content and high quality photos. We hope that you like it!

Please be sure to spend some time visiting

***Founded in 1854, Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. remains a trusted manufacturer and distributor of wire mesh and wire cloth. For over 160 years, Darby has been a mainstay in the wire mesh industry and excels in supplying mesh for use in a broad range of applications and industries. Darby supplies hog farmers and aerospace engineers, and every user in between, including those within the filtration, automotive, food, architectural, security and electronics industries.***

Wire mesh on display in NYC: Annette Cords – an extremely talented artist

Lately, many of our blog entries have focused on the technical side of the wire mesh industry. Because the nuts and bolts of wire mesh can be confusing, we wanted to help. So, we created a wire mesh quiz…and even followed up with a pop quiz to further test your wire mesh knowledge. The topic was “Mesh Count,” and many of our customers have informed us how useful and helpful it was in learning about wire mesh.