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“I was diagnosed before my 18th birthday. So, right before I was independent, I needed my parents more than ever.”  ~ Nicole, 27 years old There’s nothing worse for a parent to imagine than the diagnosis that their child has a brain tumor. They need all the support possible, emotional and...
Lake Cable, a 4th generation wire and cable manufacturer, has built a powerful solution for cable distribution with its new CableM8 system. Now Lake Cable’s groundbreaking product is getting a fresh spin with customization exclusively for the security market. This special version of the CableM8 is set to be unveiled at...
Lake Cable’s Continuing Growth Cycle Brings Exciting Changes Over the last several years, Lake Cable has enjoyed a cycle of business growth that’s included the development of innovative new products and expansion of client relationships. As part of that growth cycle, we continue to evolve using our best people, processes and...
At Lake Cable, we’ve been wired for passion when it comes to having fun and making the best quality cable in the marketplace. As it turns out, that attitude isn’t exclusive to making wire. It’s about competitive arm wrestling too. That’s right. If you walk into Lake Cable’s plant in Elkhart,...
It was a day where Mother Nature was doing everything but cooperating, yet that never dampened the spirits of a record number of participants who gathered on the field of Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation to target pediatric cancer. The 7th Annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot was an outstanding success, raising more...
Ever since Lake Cable rolled out the CableM8, our all-in-one cable distribution system, we’ve received great feedback from installers. And we listened. The result? The re-imagined, re-designed CableM8, a 4-bin system that enables you to go everywhere you need for an install. The new CableM8 gives you real options for flexibility...
The holidays are in full swing. Your workplace is looking festive with all kinds of decorations from the lobby to other main areas that employees congregate. There’s also a little more packaging than usual, such as the kind that comes from sending out gifts to your valuable clients. Extra wrapping paper...
It’s one thing to talk about being environmentally friendly in your business. But when you take a step back and look around your facilities, how eco-friendly are you really across the board? We like to take stock of how we’re doing on this front on a regular basis at Lake Cable,...
Have you noticed lately how many stadiums and concert settings are moving to LED lighting? We certainly have at Lake Cable. Actually, the trend has been impossible for us to ignore with the requests we’ve been getting to create a totally new type of composite cable to integrate LED. When Delivery...
Our Spring Shoot truly is an event that keeps getting better and better – and this year was definitely no different. How so? At the 6th Annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot, we brought in our greatest turnout yet of combined participants and volunteers. Best of all, due to our record attendance,...
  It’s got a central strength member made of Kevlar® yet it’s amazingly easy to coil and deploy. It has a low-gloss, cut-resistant TPU jacket that minimizes glare and doesn’t drag on surfaces. You can take it to all kinds of environments and count on it to perform brilliantly, from stadiums to...
Even as summer begins, there’s a certain group of kids who don’t mind already thinking about the start of the school year– because when they go back, they’ll also be entering work environments that teach them what it takes to be successful and get ahead in life. Like ours at Lake...
In a lot of wire and cable manufacturing environments, being able to offer short runs of industrial cable starting at a minimum of 1,000 ft. is practically unheard of. But Lake Cable goes even further than this by cranking up the speed and level of customization for customers. How? It’s called...
On April 14th – 17th, Lake Cable will bring its team for the first time to the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Expo. One of the largest conferences of its kind, this event will put some of the brightest technologies, companies and minds on display at McCormick Place....
Imagine if 30% of New York City and its upstate communities couldn’t get clean drinking water tomorrow. It might not be the kind of thing we like to think about, but that’s exactly how essential the Croton Water Filtration Plant is to low-lying areas of Manhattan and the Bronx – particularly...
As we near the end of 2013, we can look back on a year at Lake Cable that has been truly one of our most successful. Part of that definitely included some great moments we’d like to highlight in which we gave back to the community around us and brought our...
Doing the right thing for the environment isn’t just a belief we hold true to at Lake Cable – it’s something we’re implementing through eco-friendly operations, everywhere you look. For example, you may recall not long ago how we’re upgrading our Valparaiso plant with more energy-efficient lighting and solar power. Or...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lake Cable Positions For “Better. Smarter. Faster.” Era.Strong Growth Results In Three Dynamic Business Units. Bensenville, IL (October 2, 2013) – Citing a spectacular growth rate from its new and existing product lines, Lake Cable, a wire and cable manufacturing industry leader, is restructuring three business units to...
Returning a little yellow tennis ball against a serve over 100 mph? That’s certainly a challenge. Yet if you really want to see the nerves of a professional tested, ask them to produce the kind of cable responsible for transmitting high quality video and audio broadcast signals to millions of fans...
"I just had a normal day at work that turned ugly.” When you’re a combat veteran serving in one of the more dangerous places in the world, a bad day isn’t like it is for the rest of us. For Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, his kind of bad day resulted...