Cable Management Invention Creates Jobs for People with Disabilities

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John Thorn designed a cable management device out of frustration, and ended up supporting local manufacturers and creating jobs for people with disabilities.

Coil cord manager 2.75" model

Coil reduces cable clutter and is manufactured entirely in the USA

When asked about the experience of working with disabled individuals, Thorn is certain in having made the right decision.

When John Thorn was inspired to create a novel cord management solution helping a community of disabled adults wasn't what he had in mind. "I was sitting on a plane and reached into my briefcase and pulled out a mess of tangled cords. I was frustrated and wanted to find a better way to transport and store computer cables.

But as he began developing his Coil cord case, providing jobs for special needs individuals became an important factor in the design and production of the convenient cord managers. "I'm primarily a psychologist, and spent many years working with the disabled community. Many of us have jobs that fulfill us, but when you have multiple disabilities, your options are severely limited."

Coil was designed to be easily assembled by disabled workers who live in Wyoming, where John Thorn resides. "Everything is based in the USA. I was told that I could be more profitable by manufacturing offshore, but Coil is about much more than being cheap to produce. We provide jobs, and our packaging minimally impacts the environment. We are very conscientious about how Coil is brought to market."

When asked about the experience of working with disabled individuals, Thorn is certain in having made the right decision. The rewards are plentiful, but for me, the most fulfilling is to know I have played a part in seeing happy individuals on the job, proud of what they do and always happy to see me when I drop by the plant to work with them on various aspects of getting Coil to consumers.

The Coil cord organizer is currently available in a 2.75" size which supports lightweight cords up to 3 feet in length, and provides a complete storage solution and protective case for earbud-style headphones. Coil also features a non-skid surface and adhesive-backed Velcro® coins for attaching to surfaces. To purchase your own Coil and learn more, visit

Coil, LLC is a Wyoming-based manufacturer of consumer products, launched in 2012 by John Thorn. Coil's mission is to create useful, long-lasting products that solve common problems while creating jobs, supporting individuals with disabilities, and using environmental-friendly processes and packaging.

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