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Our Company

The Wire Experts group seeks to be the premier solution provider of wire and cable products for our customers.  By creating value for our customers, we create value for our business.  Business value benefits our employee-owners through our stock ownership plan.

We accomplish creating value by:

Having Successful Brands

Growing the Business

Increasing Business Value

Creating a Great Place to Work

If you believe your company would benefit by becoming part of Wire Experts Group please contact us today.

Our History


Pelican Wire Founded

Pelican Wire founded by Larry and Theresa Bill in the basement of their home in Wonderlake, Illinois to service the transformer and fuse industries located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Moves to Naples, FL

Pelican Wire moves to Naples, Florida and continues to develop expertise in alloy based wire products.


New Manufacturing Facility

Pelican Wire moves into the current 33,000 square foot manufacturing facility and future home of Wire Experts Group.


Employee Ownership

Company transitions to Employee Ownership, becoming a 100% employee owned company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. (ESOP)


Precisions Resistance Technologies

Precisions Resistance Technologies is created to service a growing need for heating applications in the Tobacco industry.


RW Acquisition

Rubadue Wire is acquired from the Rubadue family, adding 40 years of experience manufacturing high quality fine gauge wire for the transformer and electronics industry.


Wire Experts Group is Formed

Wire Experts Group is formed as a holding group for Pelican Wire, Rubadue Wire, Precision Resistance Technologies, and Wire Experts Team. Ted Bill is named as CEO of Wire Experts Group.


Kerrigan-Lewis Wire Products Acquisition

Wire Experts Group acquires Kerrigan-Lewis Wire Products of Chicago, Illinois. This business is incorporated into the Rubadue Wire bringing Litz wire manufacturing to the Rubadue brand.


Watlow Hi-Temp Line Acquisition

Wire Experts Group acquires the high temperature line of thermocouple wire products from Watlow Electric known as Serve Rite. The manufacturing of these products is incorporated into Pelican Wire.


Rubadue Wire moves to Loveland, CO

Wire Experts Group moves Rubadue Wire into their current 47,000 square foot factory in Loveland, Colorado to allow for continued business expansion and investment.


Wire Experts Group Re-Organization

Wire Experts Group re-organizes the manufacturing operations of all brands under a single leadership team to drive efficiencies.