The Okonite Company

Wire And Cable Manufaturers Since 1878

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The Okonite Company was founded in 1878 making it one of the original insulators of electrical wire and cable in the United States. Earliest customers included Samuel F.B. Morse for his telegraph network and Thomas A. Edison for the Pearl Street Generating Station, the nation’s first, built in New York City in 1882.

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In June, 1976, Okonite became the largest company in the United States to be owned by its employees through an Employees’ Stock Ownership Trust. As such, Okonite employees have a unique vested interest in the quality and service we provide.

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Today, Okonite is headquartered in Ramsey NJ, approximately 30 miles northwest of New York City. At our six (6) manufacturing facilities noted below, we make cables that range from 300V to 345kV insulated products that include Instrumentation, Power and Control, Medium Voltage, and High Voltage cables. These cables are manufactured with a variety of insulating and jacketing materials including Okoguard® EPR, laminated polypropylene paper (LPP), and other thermosetting and thermoplastic compounds.

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Okonite serves a multitude of industry markets including Electric Utility (Distribution, Transmission, and Generation including fossil and nuclear), Oil & Gas (refineries and production platforms), Chemical, Military bases, Railroad, Transit and Pulp & Paper. In addition, we provide cables to various other industrial customers in areas of: Hospitals, Colleges & Universities, Water Treatment Plants and Data Centers. With today’s focus on renewable energy, Okonite cables can be found at Wind Farms, Solar Farms, and Biofuel generating facilities.

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We are committed to the highest level of customer service. Domestic sales and services are provided by a nationwide network of twenty-three (23) District Sales Offices staffed by experienced cable professionals. These offices, along with five (5) service center locations and six (6) manufacturing locations, provide customers with an unparalleled level of capability in the manufacturing and service of insulated cable products.

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From the very beginning, Okonite has been providing top quality cable products and service through:

  • In-house formulation and compounding of critical insulating and jacketing materials including our Okoguard EPR.
  • 100% made in the U.S.A. from our six manufacturing plants.
  • Network of five Service Centers.
  • Commitment to R&D with our Materials Research Center.
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and modernization programs.
  • Professional cable expertise with our Applications Engineering support staff and District Sales Office personnel.

The employees at Okonite welcome the opportunity to serve your cable needs. We invite you to visit any of our facilities to see firsthand what makes The Okonite Company the foremost manufacturer of insulated wire and cable.