TPC Wire & Cable Corp. Inducted Into Innovation in Business Class of 2013

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Honored as a VISIONARY at the 2013 Smart Business Innovation in Business Conference

Todd Hadbavny and Keeley Schneider accept the Smart Business Innovaton Award from Dustin Klein, Publisher and VP of Operations at Smart Business.

The team at TPC Wire & Cable exemplifies what innovation is about...

TPC Wire & Cable Corp., a leading supplier of wire, cable and connectors used in harsh industrial environments, was honored as a VISIONARY at the 2013 Innovation in Business Conference & Awards in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. The 15th annual award ceremony hosted by SBN honors business leaders and organizations that have demonstrated a history of innovative ideas and have developed cutting-edge products.

TPC was awarded the honor for their innovative work on the first-ever antimicrobial cable product called DEFENDER® for the industrial food & beverage and medical facilities markets. The DEFENDER® antimicrobial cable jacket eliminates greater than 99% of bacteria (e.g. E. Coli, Salmonella) and fungus (e.g. Aspergillus) within 24 hours of exposure.

TPC’s research and development team, led by Todd Hadbavny, product manager; Keeley Schneider, material development engineer; and Jay Hathaway, food & beverage segment manager created the product in response to customer concerns about keeping their food and beverage manufacturing facilities clean by managing bacteria, fungus and mold growth on machinery, cables, floors, walls and other equipment. As a supplier of industrial cable, TPC focused on how to use antimicrobial technology as it applied to electrical cable.

DEFENDER® antimicrobial cable contains a silver ion based antimicrobial additive commonly used in many consumer packaged goods. Adding this to the cable jacket during the manufacturing process provides long-term broad-spectrum protection from bacteria, mold and fungus that is built-in to the cable jacket. The protection is continuous and does not transfer to skin or other surfaces.

“The team at TPC Wire & Cable exemplifies what innovation is about – listening to customers; seeing opportunities to develop new solutions; and empowering a team at all levels of the organization to bring those solutions to life,” said Dustin S. Klein, publisher of Smart Business. We’re honored to be able to recognize them for their work with a 2013 Innovation in Business award.”

About TPC Wire & Cable Corp.
TPC Wire & Cable Corp. is a leading supplier of wire, cable and connectors used in harsh industrial environments. TPC Wire & Cable’s products are designed and engineered to withstand harsh conditions including abrasion, chemicals, constant flexing and extreme temperatures. TPC serves a variety of markets including the steel, utility, mining, automotive, food and beverage, government, oil and gas, transportation and wood, pulp and paper markets. The company’s long-lasting, dependable wire and cable products solve the most difficult application problems in the harshest environments resulting in lower overall costs and increased production time. TPC products outperform and outlast ordinary cable 10:1. For more information about TPC Wire & Cable visit

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