Northwire – NWI Lab360 Earns Repeat Honors on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

“...harder to get into this year than ever in its history,” says Inc. magazine editor in chief.

Osceola, WI, August 25, 2013 --( Cable engineering company, Northwire, Inc., (NWI) honored second year in a row on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. As a cable manufacturer, Northwire celebrates more than 41 years of innovation and credits dedicated team members engaged in continuous improvement, valued customers and strategic suppliers as their greatest assets. Proudly made in the USA for three generations, NWI’s extensive design and broad manufacturing capabilities, company-wide professional certifications, partnerships with customers and alignment with best-in-class suppliers propels the highest quality wire and cable production and fastest industry lead times.

Featuring a wide-range of engineering disciplines and complementary service offerings, Northwire’s innovative solutions include custom wire and cable, retractile cables, assemblies, connectors, harnesses and contract engineering and manufacturing for diverse applications in life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial and energy markets. Northwire’s ability to thrive in spite of the economic challenges in the past three years, speaks to the depth and breadth of Northwire’s custom cable products and delivery of service excellence.

According to Inc. magazine Editor in Chief, Eric Schurenberg, “The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history…the median company on the list increased sales more than 140 percent since the start of 2010, while the average honoree grew a mind-boggling 468 percent.” Since Inc. magazine’s 1979 founding, manufacturing representation on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list has been very small relative to billion dollar start-ups in energy, IT and financial services. Respectfully, challenges for early stage software and intellectual property companies compared to third-generation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can be dramatically different.

“At Northwire, we are driven to deliver to our customers’ exact requirements,” explains Mike Schauls, Vice President of Operations and Engineering. “Our constancy of purpose is continuous improvement,” states Schauls. “We empower our professionals to deploy cutting-edge materials and expand manufacturing capabilities to proactively solve problems for our customers before the issue even exists,” emphasizes Schauls. Northwire invests heavily in company-wide professional certifications in Six Sigma, lean, Project Management and American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the highest quality wire and cable products with the fastest lead times for any volume. As a mechanical engineer with an MBA, Schauls leads by example with various professional certifications as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence, Certified Sales Executive, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Bronze and Project Management Professional.

Powered by Northwire from Concept to Completion, the Lab360 engineering platform leverages professional certifications to ensure that customer requirements are translated into exact product specifications. NWI engineers engage through every process including research, test and new product development, cable prototyping, pilots and clinical trials, low volume through high volume production, logistics and life cycle innovation.

Northwire offers a comprehensive Quality Management System comprised of Certifications to ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009. Northwire is also ISO 17025 compliant. Working closely with third party testing, Northwire maintains various UL, ANSI, CSA, cUL, cULus, CE, NEC, IEEE, NFPA, SAE, ABS, OSHA and MSHA approvals and more.

Field-proven with over 41 years of design, test and development and cable manufacturing expertise, rely on Northwire’s subject matter experts to navigate complex domestic and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, mechanical, ergonomic, aesthetic, harsh duty cord and end-user requirements. Connect today to learn more about Northwire cable engineering company’s product development and contract engineering and manufacturing capabilities by contacting 800.468.1516,, or through Live Chat.

About Northwire
Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 41 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business (WOSB) with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a design engineering center in Carson City, Nevada, engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, aerospace, defense, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater and more. Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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