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1945

Harold Kinander, Sr., founder of Electri-Flex Company, worked for Simplet Electric Company where he developed the first liquid tight connector.

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1948

Harold at Simplet Electric, which eventually sold to Ideal Industries, Inc.

1955

Operations for Electri-Flex Company began in old chicken hatchery off of Roselle Road.

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1958

Electri-Flex’s second location was at 60 West Central Ave.

1960’s

One of Electri-Flex’s first marketing campaigns

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1969

Harold Kinander, Sr. reviewing plans for a 45,000 square foot facility at 222 Central Ave., Roselle

1969

Ground breaking for present facility at 222 Central Ave.

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1970

The manufacturing of flexible electrical conduit is successfully under way at 222 Central Ave.

1970’s

The first offering of liquatite® conduit.

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1970’s

Electri-Flex is the innovator of the non-returnable reel….

1970’s

…the reel rack…

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1970’s

…and an innovator of packaging liquatite® conduit.

1970’s

Electri-Flex Company utilizes easy access packaging with its cartons

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1970’s

Electri-Flex Company participating in various electrical trades shows throughout the country

1970’s

Bruce Kinander with Electri-Flex’s original Manufactures’ Rep – Bob Riffle of Riffle & Assoc. – Ohio.

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1978

West Kinander, Jr. – third from left playing golf at Medinah Country Club with John Blust and friends from Riffle and Associates – Ohio.

1970’s

Harold Kinander, Sr. and fellow industry partners discussing the applications for liquatite® conduit.

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1987

Second generation, West Kinander, Jr. and Bruce Kinander, earn 1987 NEMRA Manufacturer of the Year.

1990

Third generation, West Kinander, III and Jason Kinander alongside Ed Marinelli and Dan Coolidge, as the footprint expands at Electri-Flex Company.

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2000

From top left – Edward Marinelli, President, Jason Kinander, CEO, J.R. Kinander, Vice President and Blue Kinander Kelly, Vice President.  A Third Generation Family business.

Built in 1969, 222 W. Central Avenue houses a front office for Administrative Staff including: Owners/Management, HR, Marketing, Purchasing, Accounting, Inventory Control, Engineering, QC and IT. The rest of the building houses manufacturing and receiving departments. It specifically holds extruders and coiling machines that manufacture Liquatite conduit, the main brand of Electri-Flex.
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Built in 2005 and located next door to 222 W. Central Ave. building, 236 W. Central Ave. is often referred to as the Distribution Center. The 64,000 square foot expansion houses warehousing, shipping and office space. It offers 6 docks and 12 staging areas as well as 30 foot ceilings with ample storage for Electri-Flex’ products. Those departments that call the Distribution Center home include Reception, Customer Service, and Shipping.
Purchased in 2013, 35 Chancellor Drive, Roselle, IL is 52,000 square foot and is located within a mile of World Headquarters. The building was transformed from a warehouse to running heavy production by upgrading the electrical and putting in a new roof with 56 skylights. Production here runs all diameters of our flexible unjacketed metallic conduits. Those that call 35 Chancellor home includes our sales team, security and maintenance departments.
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2015

60 years and running a “Family” Owned and Operated Business.