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Quabbin’s History of Innovation and Leadership

Founded in 1975 when current President and CEO Paul Engel discovered the need for a devoted manufacturer to produce a cable product to meet the demands of the marketplace. Quabbin’s beginnings consisted of two people in a 600 square foot office, a tiny loading dock and two operators running one lone machine.It would be the start of a company that would see tremendous growth, provide hundreds of jobs to the community and transform a vacant textile mill from the days of yesterday into a corporation that was churning out cutting edge data communications cable and once again relevant.

With goals set high Quabbin enjoyed significant success in its early years quickly outgrowing their confined quarters. By 1983 Quabbin would begin the very ambitious process of a $1 million expansion project which would include renovations to the old mill, purchase of new equipment, and the addition of more than 50 employees – many of whom are still with Quabbin today.

While many things have changed over the years, two things have remained constant – the company’s focus on innovation and dedication to provide top notch customer service. Today, Quabbin continues to grow and thrive in the communication cable industry as a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing thermoplastic shielded and unshielded cables for high-speed data transmission and various electronic applications. That once small 600 square feet of office space is now a 140,000 square foot facility where all design, manufacturing and corporate activity take place. While the heart of Quabbin remains in Ware, MA the continuing expansion has traveled well beyond state lines seeing the addition of strategically placed North American stocking warehouses as well as global sales and service support provided by both inside and outside sales support representatives. 

The future of Quabbin Wire and Cable looks even brighter than its past. With an increased demand for data communication speeds to support the constantly changing and growing technology along with Quabbin’s expertise and experience Quabbin is positioned to remain an industry leader for years to come.