Okonite is America’s oldest existing independent manufacturer of wire and cable.
Since 1878, we have been the foremost provider of quality insulated cable products to the electric industry. Since 1976, Okonite has operated under an Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOT) form of ownership.
Okonite’s manufacturing facilities include six plants across the United States, which have the capability to produce a full line of insulated cable products ranging from 300V to 345kV. Three of which can produce Okoguard EPR insulated cables offering our customers triple redundancy on many items.
At Okonite, we believe in continuous modernization and lean manufacturing programs which have resulted in a series of plant expansions and upgrades. These initiatives have added to our capacity as well as improved manufacturing efficiencies. We invite you to come see any of our facilities and get a first-hand look at what Okonite is doing to support the markets we serve.
Okonite manufactures all thermoset insulation and jacketing compounds in-house. We believe strongly that this is the only way to maintain the highest quality finished cable products. The Compound Plant is where we produce compounds that are integral to our Okoguard EPR insulation system. This modern facility uses a “closed loop” system for maximum cleanliness in insulation compounds.
SITE: 13 Acres
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 147,378 sq.ft. (includes warehouse)
The Orangeburg Manufacturing Plant can produce a wide array of products, including Okonite’s Okoguard EPR insulated cables. Even though this is our newest plant, ongoing continuous improvement programs have added capacity and efficiency. This campus also houses our flame test lab, which is used to test cable flame performance.
SITE: 112 Acres
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 612,871 sq.ft.
The Santa Maria Plant recently underwent a major expansion which enables Okonite to better service our customers. This plant also manufactures a wide array of products including Okoguard EPR insulated cables.
SITE: 50 Acres
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 556,106 sq.ft.
Our Richmond plant can produce a broad range of cable types including Okoguard EPR cables, Armored cables (such as CLX or Loxarmor), Railroad signal cable and control cable.
SITE: 71 Acres
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 797,375 sq.ft.
We recently opened our Cumberland, RI facility to meet the unprecedented growth in demand for Okonite CLX and non-armored Instrumentation, Power and Control Cables.
This new plant utilizes our completely new, modern, high-speed, state-of-the art manufacturing equipment.
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 368,000 sq.ft.
Our Paterson plant can produce a wide array of products, including Okonite’s PILC and pipe type paper insulated cables.
This facility also houses our R&D center and high voltage test lab.
SITE: 10 Acres
Total Facility Sq. Ft.: 271,900 sq.ft.
Employees: 40 plus R&D