IEWC is not just a wire and cable distributor, we are part of your team!
Who We Are
For over 50 years, IEWC has worked with our customers to offer complete solutions for their wire, cable and wire management needs. IEWC’s “Your Team” approach offers an unparalleled customer experience that will support the success of your project and help to ensure the growth of your company. Discover the difference it makes when IEWC is part of “Your Team”.
IEWC is an international distributor and solutions provider for wire, cable and wire management products.View Our Products
IEWC provides world-class products and services to OEMs, sub-assemblers and contract manufacturers in a variety of industries globally.Industries We Serve
With 26 locations in 13 countries, IEWC customers receive the same products and service levels virtually anywhere in the world.View Our Locations
IEWC employs over 450 people who are dedicated to providing an unparalleled customer experience to help ensure the growth of your company.Join Our Team
IEWC's Code of Ethics guides our employees to be mindful of our commitments to each other, our customers, business partners and community.Read IEWC's Code Of Ethics
The evolution of IEWC into a global supplier of wire, cable and wire management solutions began over 50 years ago with one man's dream to own a small business.
IEWC's business philosophy is quite simple… help the customer win.
For over 50 years, IEWC has worked with our customers to offer complete solutions for their wire, cable and wire management needs. IEWC's "Your Team" approach offers an unparalleled customer experience that will support the success of your project and help to ensure the growth of your company.
Succeeding in this comes from our employees knowing they are a valued member of the IEWC team, and a part of an Employee-Owned company. We value our employees and the contributions they make to our growing organization.
At IEWC, we provide the appropriate product, on time at a competitive price, and we do so within a customer service environment that exceeds customer expectations. The IEWC team is focused on the details of each and every transaction, ensuring that every aspect is correct the first time - every time.
Our organization continues to grow globally and stands on our mission:
To establish balanced partnerships that create sustainable value for each of our 4 stakeholders – customers, suppliers, communities and employees – and for our company.
The Evolution of IEWC
On January 1st, 1962, Ted Krzynski 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.
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.
With the increasing need for additional office and inventory space, Marcam relocates to 3112 W. Burleigh Street in Milwaukee.
Curly Valerio builds a special re-spooling machine named “The Curly”.
Looking to expand beyond its Milwaukee roots, Industrial Electric Wire & Cable opens a sales and distribution center in South Carolina.
Ted sells Industrial Electric to his employees and creates an employee-owned (ESOP) company.
Industrial Electric hires its first Inside Sales Representative.
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.
Industrial Electric’s expands into Arizona with the opening of a sales and distribution center.
After 31 years of service, Harlan Murray retires.
Bar code labeling and RF scanning are introduced into all warehouses.
An Industrial Electric sales and distribution center is opened in Texas.
After 27 years of service, Chuck Mahaffey retires.
Industrial Electric opens its first international sales and distribution center in Mexico.
With the Mexico branch deemed a success, Industrial Electric opens a sales office in Canada.
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.
Sales teams are restructured, with staff deployed to the following roles: Account Executives, Account Managers and Account Representatives.
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.
Desiring a sales team and distribution center for the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Industrial Electric acquires Control Master Products in California.
Industrial Electric purchases C3 Limited in the United Kingdom to expand their footprint within the European Union.
Industrial Electric opens a third party logistics distribution center with V-Logic Ltd to serve customers in southern China and Southeast Asia.
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.
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.