AAI Corp. needed specialized wire cages to protect microphones that are mounted on military vehicles. The microphones are vital because they assist troops in locating the enemy by the sound of their gunfire. The welded covers had to stand up to extremely harsh conditions. Marlin Steel Wire Products was able to replicate AAI’s design with speed and quality. As a result of its work on the microphone cages, Marlin was designated a preferred supplier by AAI.