Member Spotlight: Minnesota Wire
An array of industries—medical, defense, instrumentation, smart clothing, and telecommunications—require custom wiring solutions, and NCMS member Minnesota Wire supplies wire, cable, and interconnect assemblies to all of them. The company is a market and R&D leader in electrical signal integrity, low-noise cable, and radio-translucent wire, and its vertically integrated structure allows it to execute solutions from concept to production flexibly, quickly, and entirely within its own facilities.
This in-house, full-cycle development and manufacturing capability allows the company to fill crucial gaps in the industries it supplies. In fields like military aerospace, engineers need small-batch wires, cables, and assemblies with rapid turnaround. Prints and specifications for these products are frequently no longer readily available, necessitating reverse engineering. Lastly, these products often have unique needs, such as TEMPEST test requirements, high or low temperatures, connectorization, shielding, and high flexibility. Supply chain managers have historically struggled to find companies that could meet these demands; Minnesota Wire can and does.
Minnesota Wire also excels in innovative connections for wearable electronics, patient monitoring systems, and leading-edge medical devices. The company has a long history of government contract partnerships. Through its NCMS membership, Minnesota Wire receives timely and pertinent government contract information, as well as access to the engagement, research, and technical writing capabilities of NCMS and its network; that frees up time and resources, allowing the company to focus on what it does best.
Minnesota Wire plans to leverage NCMS’ ties to established government programs to augment its position in broader markets, such as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) and aerospace and to take part in the collaborative projects NCMS manages. In their own words, “We are excited to gain valuable industry knowledge and market research through our partnership with NCMS. We are equally delighted to share our experience and expertise.”
Minnesota Wire has a defense sales division, Minnesota Defense, and an R&D division, Minnovate.