January, 1962

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On January 1st, 1962, Ted Kryzynski purchases Martin Electric Sales, a small wire and cable house located on Water Street in Milwaukee, WI.

Ted quickly finds a trusted friend and business partner in Harlan Murray, who becomes the company’s Vice President in March of 1962. Desiring a fresh start, Ted renames the company to Marcam, Inc.

January, 1963

In 1963, Ted begins to implement his vision of offering cut-to-length respooling and just-in-time inventory. This focus on customer service and satisfaction helps the company to quickly build success and momentum within the marketplace.

October, 1963

With the increasing need for additional office and inventory space, Marcam relocates to 3112 W. Burleigh Street in Milwaukee.

January, 1964

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Ted changes the company’s name from Marcam, Inc. to Industrial Electric Wire & Cable, Inc.

September, 1967

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Industrial Electric moves to 2255 S. 162nd Street in New Berlin, Wisconsin.


May, 1973

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Industrial Electric purchases its first forklift –- an Allis Chalmers.

January, 1974

Curly Valerio builds a special re-spooling machine named “The Curly”.

December, 1974

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William De Gray, Industrial Electric’s first Purchasing Manager, becomes the company’s first employee to retire.

July, 1978

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Industrial Electric purchases its first office computer.


February, 1983

Looking to expand beyond its Milwaukee roots, Industrial Electric Wire & Cable opens a sales and distribution center in South Carolina.

October, 1985

Ted sells Industrial Electric to his employees and creates an employee-owned (ESOP) company.

October, 1986

Industrial Electric hires its first Inside Sales Representative.

January, 1987

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Ted Krzynski retires after serving as President & CEO for 25 years. Ted hands the reins over to Chuck Mahaffey, who becomes Industrial Electric’s second President.

August, 1988

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As Industrial Electric continues to grow at a fast rate, the Milwaukee facility makes the move to 16325 W. Ryerson Rd. in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

December, 1988

Following in the footsteps of Ted, Chuck Mahaffey continues the expansion of Industrial Electric’s United States presence with the opening of a sales and distribution center in Ohio.


June, 1992

Industrial Electric’s expands into Arizona with the opening of a sales and distribution center.

September, 1993

After 31 years of service, Harlan Murray retires.

October, 1993

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Industrial Electric Wire & Cable is registered to ISO through Underwriters Laboratory.

June, 1995

Bar code labeling and RF scanning are introduced into all warehouses.

April, 1998

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Industrial Electric goes live on the World Wide Web at www.iewc.com.

April, 1998

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Industrial Electric builds the world’s first fully-automated distribution re-spooling machine –- aptly named “The Mahaffey”.

September, 1998

An Industrial Electric sales and distribution center is opened in Texas.

January, 1999

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David Nestingen becomes Industrial Electric’s third President.

December, 1999

After 27 years of service, Chuck Mahaffey retires.


September, 2000

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Industrial Electric moves its corporate headquarters, as well as its U.S. North Central sales office and distribution center, to 5001 S. Towne Drive in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

January, 2005

Industrial Electric opens its first international sales and distribution center in Mexico.

October, 2005

With the Mexico branch deemed a success, Industrial Electric opens a sales office in Canada.

November, 2006

Industrial Electric purchases Colonial Wire & Cable in Sterling, Massachusetts. In addition to a strategically placed sales and distribution center for the U.S. Northeast, Industrial Electric gains an experienced team within the Military and Aerospace markets.

January, 2007

Sales teams are restructured, with staff deployed to the following roles: Account Executives, Account Managers and Account Representatives.

April, 2007

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Due to the success of its previous international expansions, Industrial Electric opens a sales and distribution center in China.

July, 2007

Industrial Electric acquires Wyro Tech in Quebec, Canada and gains an experienced team and a strategically placed sales and distribution center to serve eastern Canada.

January, 2008

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As Industrial Electric’s international expansion continues, the company purchases Peter Augsten Wire & Cable GmbH in Germany to better serve customers throughout the European Union.

July, 2008

Desiring a sales team and distribution center for the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Industrial Electric acquires Control Master Products in California.

February, 2009

Industrial Electric purchases C3 Limited in the United Kingdom to expand their footprint within the European Union.

May, 2009

Industrial Electric opens a third party logistics distribution center with V-Logic Ltd to serve customers in southern China and Southeast Asia.


September, 2010

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It is increasingly clear that Industrial Electric Wire & Cable is becoming a major player in both the domestic and international markets.

With the recent addition of wire management products and a custom engineered solutions division known as FABTECH, the company begins showing the desire to spread its wings.

Industrial Electric re-brands itself to the acronym IEWC. The new name allows the company to remain true to its heritage, yet reflects the products, services and solutions that will help sustain it into the future.

November, 2011

IEWC acquires Distribuidora Anaya Munoz, S.A. de C.V. (DAMSA) in Mexico, gaining a sales staff with a strong knowledge in wire management products.

May, 2012

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IEWC expands into South America with a sales and distribution center in Brazil.

January, 2013

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Looking to expand its broadcast and communications product lines, IEWC acquires Canadian-based Delco Wire & Cable. In addition to a robust catalog of audio, video and networking solutions, IEWC gains sales offices in western Canada and Florida.

May, 2013

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IEWC acquires Almo Wire & Cable, one of the leading stocking suppliers of marine wire, industrial battery cable and military specialty products in the United States.

January, 2014

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IEWC acquires Westlake Electronic Supply, Inc. from Rob and Matt Granard. In addition to a new strategic stocking location in the US Northwest, IEWC gains a sales staff with strong experience in Broadcast and Communication.

March, 2015

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IEWC acquires UK-based Argosy Components Limited, a leading distributor within the broadcast and communications industries, gaining locations in England, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.