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    Company History

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard brought to the rep’s attention a few ideas to improve our welding cables and lines. TPC picked up the ball and designed products that we now use at the Navy Yard every day.
    Douglas E. Kubizna
    Supervisor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
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    40 Years in the Making

    Founded in 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio, TPC Wire & Cable was originally a spin-off of Cadillac Electric under Premier Industrial Corporation, with warehouse operations based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing quickly in 1986, the TPC warehouse was relocated to a larger facility in Mentor, Ohio.

    Since then, TPC has continued to scale up through a series of acquisitions and expansion into international sales with the establishment of distributors and assembly services in Mexico, Canada and South Korea.

    Through all of this growth and expansion, TPC has stayed firmly rooted in its original values and continues to operate out its company headquarters in Northeast Ohio.

    a man adjusting six reels of TPC cable in the Mentor warehouse and distribution center

    1979 

    TPC Wire & Cable is founded. A spin-off of Cadillac Electric under Premier Industrial Corporation, based in Detroit, Michigan.

    1982

    Company reaches $1 million in revenue and relocates to Cleveland, OH. 

    1986

    In response to rapid growth, TPC relocates its warehouse and distribution operations to a larger facility in Mentor, OH.

    1996

    TPC becomes a Premier Farnell company when Premier Industrial Corporation is acquired by UK-based Farnell LLC.

    2006

    TPC acquires Sanco, a dedicated company to take on small assembly projects.  

    2009

    TPC acquires Hoffman Products, an electrical component and cable tie company. 

    2011

    Premier Farnell sells the TPC Wire and Cable division to Pfingsten Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.

    2012

    TPC establishes corporate headquarters in Macedonia, OH.  All operations are consolidated under one roof in renovated 120,000-square-foot facility to house onsite warehouse, distribution center, cable assembly center, and engineering testing labs.

    2014

    TPC expands international sales with the establishment of distributors in South Africa and Zambia.

    2015

    TPC is acquired by the Audax Group, a private equity firm in Boston, MA.

    2015

    TPC completes the acquisition of Enersave Wire & Cable in Mexico City, allowing further expansion of product inventory and assembly services into Mexico and Latin America.

    2016

    TPC announces new distributor Broland of Seoul, South Korea, creating a presence for the brand in Northeast Asia and amplifying the company’s global approach.

    2017

    TPC acquires Electra Cord, a manufacturer of custom-molded cable assemblies, power cords, and cord sets serving OEM customers.

    2018

    TPC wins Northcoast 99 Award and was chosen as the Top Score Award winner for the Mid-Sized Organization category for companies with 51-500 employees.

    2018

    TPC acquires Milrail, Inc., a North American specialty supplier of wire, cable, interconnect devices and grounding systems to the Rail, Transit and Military markets.

    2019

    TPC acquires EZ Form Cable Corporation, an AS9100D Certified provider of coaxial cable based in Hamden, Connecticut for specialized applications common in defense, space, wireless communications and medical instrumentation.

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard brought to the rep’s attention a few ideas to improve our welding cables and lines. TPC picked up the ball and designed products that we now use at the Navy Yard every day.
    Douglas E. Kubizna
    Supervisor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

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