About Us

Cokely Wire Rope Ltd. was established in 1978 in Port Alberni. This company has a group of individuals who are knowledgeable about the products they carry and understand the needs of the customers. As a group we have many years of experience in the logging, marine, crane, sawmill and industrial businesses.

Our understanding of our customers allows us to gear our products and services to meet specific needs and provide solutions to all customers' requirements. Being professional means a lot to our customers and they know they can depend on us to get them what they need when they need it.

We carry a full line of domestic and import products. All products are purchased based on our own criteria and carry mill certificates if requested.


Jack and Pat McKay

Jack and Pat McKay opened Cokely Wire Rope Ltd. in 1978. Both Pat and Jack had been involved in the logging industry on Vancouver Island for many years and recognized the need for a full rigging shop in the Alberni Valley.

They hired George McQueen to manage the company shortly after opening. With George’s great work ethic and dedication the company grew and prospered. George retired in 2004 after 27 years and Kevin Clarke took his place.

In January 2005 Cokely Wire Rope Ltd. acquired the rights from Wire Rope Industries Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor of its products in BC. Cokely is the only truly Canadian domestic supplier of wire rope in BC and supplies the Blue Strand product throughout the province through a network of dealers.

In November of 2014 Pat and Jack retired completely from Cokely, and Kevin Clarke took over their ownership.