Continental Cable & GBG Industries


AS9100 — ISO9001:2004 — MIL-SPEC

On October 2nd, 2006, Ben-Mor Cables, Inc. acquired Continental Cable Company located in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, USA. 

Continental Cable and its affiliates have been producing wire rope since 1948.  The company has evolved into a leading manufacturer of custom wire rope and cable assemblies.  Continental Cable expanded its product line to include an extensive stock of cable hardware with the acquisition of GBG Industries in 1989. 

Continental Cable is an ISO9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 company which is essential when serving the aircraft industry.  Also, Continental Cable is a qualified products list producer of MIL-DTL-83420 aircraft control cable as well as Federal Specification RR-W-410.  With these qualifications, we are able to provide military and federal specification products for the aircraft and industrial markets.

The swaging, stranding, extrusion and machining capabilities of Continental Cable combined with the distinct service of Ben-Mor Cables make a perfect match.  We look forward to providing the quality products and services you have come to expect.



Continental Cable is an approved source for MIL-DTL-83420.  Wire rope manufactured under this specification has been qualified by a test facility located in the continental United State or Canada.  The specification MIL-DTL-83420 establishes all of the requirements for each size of wire rope for each type, composition, and construction.. 

The specific requirements refer to:

  •  Steel composition
  •  Tin and zinc coating composition 
  •  Lubricant
  •  Construction
  •  Wire properties
  •  Performing
  •  Splicing and joining
  •  Twist-off
  •  Temperature range *
  •  Wire flexibility
  •  Stretch limits
  •  Test load
  •  Resistance to fluid
  •  Color-coding identification 
  •  Breaking strength
  •  Endurance
  •  Ductility of steel

* The wire rope shall be capable of operation in wind, dust, fuel, oil spills, wash-down, and other aircraft environmental stresses and experiences within a -65F to +250 F ( -54 C to 121 C) temperature range.