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Remke HeroesRemke Heroes.  In times of crises, those who run towards the danger and not from are the real heroes.  At Remke, we support our front line providers during the Coronavirus outbreak by creating a culture of caring for our customers, and for each other.  That’s why we're celebrating our Remke Heroes, when they go above and beyond the call.

From Customer Experience reps that sew masks for their co-workers to helping supply the field hospital set up at Chicago's McCormick Place, Remke associates are doing their part to help.  Read about all of the heroic actions of our associates here.
Remke University provides online training on Remke's products and services for reps and electrical distributors.

Remke University is now open and enrolling students to educate themselves on Remke's products, services and company culture and history.  Remke has provided this resource for electrical distributors and manufacturer’s reps to be able to have a much greater understanding of what Remke can offer their customers. 

Remke selected the Bluevolt platform to initiate their Learning Management System (LMS) as they are the gold standard in the electrical distributor space for distance learning.  The initial three courses include:

  • Intro to Remke Industries – a comprehensive overview of the company history, as well as a review of Remke’s unique capabilities and products.
  • Cord Grips 101 – a review of Remke’s best in class selection of cord grips and cable connectors, with and without strain relief mesh.
  • Molded Connectors 101 – this course explores all of the molded connectors that Remke produces for stock applications.It also explores custom specifications that can be produced using Remke’s in-house capabilities.

Remke U includes self tests and quizzes during the course to lock in the learning.

For a more complete breakdown, visit our blog.

To enroll, click here.

Remke now has CAD images and drawings available on the website and now offers users the ability to view and download CAD 3D files on the website, as well as on the website.  Check out a sample here.

User can choose from almost any CAD program file extension, including Solidworks, Autodesk, Autocad, Creo and Ironclad to name just a few.  Full product specs are also included on the website.

For a more details, check out or blog post on the topic.
Remke's cable entry plates - BRM12 expanded view.Need to save space, time and money?  Cable entry plates achieve all three in one simple design.  These are a handy addition to any electricians solution toolbox.  They allow for multiple un-connectorized cables and wiring to securely pass through an opening taking up a much smaller footprint than multiple cable glands or cord grips.

At a very compact opening cut out size of just 112 mm x 36 mm (4.41 in. x 1.42 in.), Remke’s cable entry plate system has an extremely small footprint but delivers big in the way of cable and wire management solutions.  Using the built in clips, Remke cable entry plates simply click in place, or you can secure the cable entry gland plate with 4 screws (optional: M4 x 0.7 x 20 mm,  Fitted with an M3 Allen Head).  The cable entry plate itself measures 148 mm x  60 mm x 13. 5 mm (5. 83 in x 2.36 in x 0.531 in) and comes in either 12 entry or 23 entry configurations.  Clamping ranges for the 12 hole cable entry plates are 5.0-13.0 mm (0.197-0.512in) and 4.0-8.5mm (0.157-0.335 in) for the 23 hole cable entry plate.

BRM12-12-opening-Cable-entry-plate-front-2-550x312  BRM23-23-opening-Cable-entry-plate-front-2-550x312

Because these plates have built in strain relief they are perfect for situations where vibration may occur, such as in marine applications.  They are also heat rated to 176° F, and also meet and exceed NEMA 4X, UL 508A, UL 50E and CSA C22.2 No. 14-18.  They are UL listed and perform to IP65 levels.

For more, visit the Product page for cable entry plates here.

For a more detailed review, visit the Remke Blog here.

Remke Industries receives 25 Year Legacy Award from the Illinois Manufacturers' Assn.Recently, Remke Industries Inc. was awarded the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Legacy Award for 25 years as a member. 

“The IMA has been a one of our most valued relationships.  It’s not only the mix of members that we’re exposed to, but it is their commitment to keeping jobs right here at home.  That aligns perfectly with the values and vision Remke has at the core of our business.”, says Mark Sweeney, President Remke Industries (center in picture).

Remke President Mark Sweeney receives the IMA's Legacy Award

The IMA advocates for Manufacturers’ across the state in the areas of policy, environmental regulations, health care reform and labor law.  Remke has been a member since 1994 and enjoys a robust relationship with the management team.  The entire Remke team is honored by the IMA’s recognition and look forward to many more years of membership and service to the association.

Pictured here are Rick Delawder, President of SWD, Inc. and Chair of the IMA Board of Directors (left) and Mark Denzler, President & CEO of the IMA (right).

To learn more about the IMA and it’s mission and recent activities, please visit:

Tommy O'Gara named Director of Business Development for remke Industries Inc.VERNON HILLS, IL, December 9, 2019 - Remke Industries is proud to announce Tommy O’Gara as its new Director of Business Development. 

Tommy will be responsible for managing, motivating and increasing Remke’s Territory Sales Managers performance.  In addition, Tommy will oversee the management of Remke’s manufacturer representative agency partners and help to provide strategy and marketing support for these organizations.

O’Gara, who has worked with Remke since 2007 as a Territory Sales Manager is eager to hit the ground running in his new role. 

“I’m looking forward to helping Remke grow during this exciting time in the electrical industry.   I will be working towards strengthening the Remke brand with collaboration from our valued rep agency partners.  For the Remke team, this transition will allow us to use successful demonstrated selling strategies as we move in to the next chapter of our company’s growth. “says O’Gara.

Tommy has been an agent for change in his 12 years at Remke, instituting many new sales policies and strategies that have significantly increased the bottom line.  He is adept at working closely with the Marketing team and has spearheaded multiple product initiatives to expand new market growth.

“Tommy brings a level of energy and professionalism that is invaluable to our brand.  His tireless commitment to finding new and innovative ways to reach customers will serve him well in his new role.”, says Jim Alton, Remke’s Vice President of Sales/General Manager.

Contact Tommy by sending him an email here.


Remke Now Conveniently Available in Southern California

Blanchard Associates, Ontario, CA, is now stocking Remke Industries’ cord grips and cable connectors, as the independent manufacturers’ rep in Southern California. 

Remke Products Now Being Stocked at Blanchard Associates - Remke.comUsing precision manufacturing technology to produce the highest-quality cord grips and more, the large selection of connectors from Remke are all made in the USA. No matter your requirements, environment, or application, Remke has you covered with a vast inventory of connectors.

Buy Local!

Effective immediately, cord grips in ½-inch to 2-inch hub sizes, aluminum- stainless steel-and non-metallic cord grips, wire mesh cable grips, liquidtight fittings and metal clad cable connectors are available through Will Call or drop shipments.

Read the full article here.

Online Shopping & Order Tracking Made Easy

A New Look, Improved Functionality, & Better User Experience 

VERNON HILLS, IL July 10, 2018 – Remke Industries is proud to unveil its new, interactive website tailored to customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. makes online ordering easy, allowing users to search and filter product options quickly, see order statuses, get shipping information, and more. The improved functionality of the website, coupled with the launch of the new GO Remke App for mobile devices, makes it possible to get instant access to order information, online shopping, sales tools, and Remke resources from anywhere, anytime.

“We’ve had our ear to the ground, listening to the needs of our customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives,” says Mark Sweeney, President and COO of Remke Industries. “The new website and GO Remke App was built to deliver the very best user experience for our customers and the sales channel, and we are very excited to see these new tools in action.”

Remke Website New Home Page

Improved Shopping & Searching for Streamlined Experience

Expect an enhanced shopping experience at Use the top-navigation to choose a product category, see options, and products, then checkout more efficiently and accurately than ever. Search for specific SKUs and products based on their name or use the Find a Connector pages to see popular products in a grid, link directly to them, and order online. The online filters also allow users to narrow down the selection by material, size, cable length, and more, helping anyone find the right connector fast.

The new Remke website also provides users with an easy manufacturer cross-reference tool, helping anyone find the right Remke connector that’s comparable to other major manufacturers. The interactive Remke online catalog is also fresh off the press and can be browsed using the online shopping functionality or users are welcome to peruse the pages from a digital catalog perspective to get full product details at a glance.

New Customer Portal

The new customer portal places all the online ordering tools and sales resources needed in one central and easy-to-use place for customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives, making streamlined sales tracking and ordering possible. Manage and track orders instantly! See information about current and past orders, track shipments, and easily reorder. Users can also check prices and availability, review opened and shipped orders, confirm balance due information, and check active and expired quotes.

GO Remke App for Distributors

The GO Remke Mobile App and website,, puts a library of resources at the fingertips of representatives and distributors no matter where they are. Using the app or website, instantly log in to the online portal to get sales tools, product resources, track shipments, place orders, and more.

“Our main goal is to make the job easier for anyone working with Remke Industries,” say Sweeney, “this website launch, improved customer portal, and GO Remke app has been a labor of love for us. Ultimately, our expectation is that by taking advantage of the online resources we’ve built, customers, representatives, and distributors will see the difference working with Remke makes in their daily professional lives.”

About Remke Industries

For more than 50 years, Remke has been manufacturing a wide range of American-made electrical connectors. For more information about the line of industrial-strength electrical connectors please contact Remke Industries at 877-438-8833, email – or visit us online at

Remke Improves Worker Safety with the Melni Crimpless Butt Splice Connector


VERNON HILLS, IL April 26, 2018 –The Melni Crimpless Butt Splice Connector is revolutionizing the electrical industry by drastically decreasing connector install time and creating a safer environment for electrical workers. Invented by Mark Melni, the connector was initially featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and Remke is proud to be the Leading Distributor of Melni Connectors for the electrical industry.

The Melni connector also recently won the Electrical, Construction, & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine’s Product of the Year Award! This annual competition recognizes excellence in new product development for the electrical industry. The EC&M panel of judges and readers’ poll base their decision on inventiveness in product design, and improvements in safety and efficiency. We are incredibly proud to receive this honor from a leading voice in the industry.

Melni Connectors for Direct Burial and Submersed Applications -

Drastically reduce installation time.

While traditional direct burial and submersible connectors require hydraulic tools, specialized dyes, shrink wraps, and heat tools, all you need to install the Melni Butt Splice Connector is prepped cable and a standard wrench. Installation can happen in less than a minute!

Simply insert stripped cable into the Melni Connector, twist the end caps to tighten the patented spiral insert, and tighten the waterproof caps. The time working with live wires is greatly reduced along with exposure to open flames and heat tools, making the installation area safer for workers without sacrificing a reliable connection.

“I tested both the traditional crimping method and the Melni Connector side by side in a direct burial application,” says Chris Rogers, Journeyman/Lineman, “the length of install time was more than cut in half, ten to one I would use the Melni Connector over a crimp splice any day, it’s incredibly simple.”

The Melni Butt Splice Connector:

- Is rated for AL/CU, excessive force and strain on muscles and joints doesn’t have to be part of the job description anymore.
- Is waterproof, the sealing caps that compress a neoprene busing around the cable protects the connection inside and out.
- Simplifies your toolbox, it’s no longer necessary to keep a list of things needed to make a proper connection like the hydraulic crimper, proper dies, tapes and shrink wraps.

“We are interested in any product that enhances our customers safety and lightens their load,” says Mark Sweeney, President and COO of Remke Industries. “The Melni Connector is a breakthrough technology and we are proud to serve as the leading distributor of the product line for the electrical industry.”

Melni’s patented spiral insert technology collapses around the conductor as the end caps are tightened, no crimped needed, resulting in a safe, dependable connection. Drastically cut time and labor with the Melni Connector and reduce the lengthy process requiring multiple measurements, tool change outs, and crimps. No open flames, less time exposed to live wires, and decreased use of hydraulic crimpers reduces risk and increases safety during install.

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About Remke Industries
For 50 years, Remke has been manufacturing a wide range of American-made electrical connectors. For more information about the family of Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Connectors please contact Remke Industries at 800-383-1524, email – or visit us online at

SOURCE Remke Industries

Remke is Setting a New Standard in the Electrical Industry with the Melni BD-2HLS Crimpless Connector 


WHEELING, IL October 6, 2017 –The BD-2HLS is a mechanical connector that can replace existing commercial, mechanical, and crimp-style connectors. Its crimpless installation design and spiral insert technology simplifies the connection process making it safer, easier and less expensive. Invented by Mark Melni, the connector was initially featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Remke is proud to be the leading Distributor of Melni Connectors for the electrical industry.

While traditional 2-hole lugs are non-range taking, the Melni BD-2HLS accepts anything between 2/0 AWG and #2AWG, spanning a large range of cable and wire sizes, and drastically reducing installation time.

BD-2HLS Melni Connector 2-Hole Lug

The BD-2HLS is all that’s required for a variety of electrical applications - having multiple lug sizes and specialized dies on hand isn’t necessary anymore. In the past, electrical connections required multiple measurements, tool change outs and crimps. With the Melni BD-2HLS, an everyday wrench is all that’s needed to forge a fast and reliable connection.

The Melni BD-2HLS:
- Exceeds the UL secureness standards by over 250 pounds and is ergonomically better than any other traditional crimping tool on the market today.
- Is UL rated for both aluminum and copper cabling, reducing the number of tools required for daily installations.
- Is applicable across the electrical industry and will most certainly change how Power Lineman, Electrical Contractors, High Voltage Electricians, Construction Lineman and others install power, splice or change-out cords and cable, making their job faster and safer.

“Mark’s invention would be virtually “tool-less” and could easily replace many different existing wire terminations and could be properly installed without specialized training,” says Ron Rinehart, Manager at Consolidated Electrical Distributors. “I am eagerly awaiting production of this wire terminal and would be willing to stock and support promotion and sale of the end-product to our electrical contractors, OEM and industrial customers.”

“As the leading Distributor of Melni Connectors for the electrical industry, we are pleased to partner with a company that’s producing original solutions that result in quick, reliable and safe connections for our customers,” say Mark Sweeney, President and COO of Remke Industries.

Melni’s spiral insert technology collapses around the conductor as the nut on the end of the connector is tightened, resulting in a complete wrapping of the conductor with the Melni Connector. The elements inside the connector constrict down on top of the conductor, creating a perfect environment for the electrical transfer. This process eliminates the time-consuming, unreliable and expensive crimping, soldering and wrapping that is prevalent with many current electrical connectors today.

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About Remke Industries
For 50 years, Remke has been manufacturing a wide range of American-made electrical connectors. For more information about the family of Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Connectors please contact Remke Industries at 800-383-1524, email – or visit us online at

SOURCE Remke Industries

Only Remke Industries offers Stainless Steel Cord Connectors that are in stock in sizes up to 3 inches.

Since 1998, Remke has been manufacturing Type 304 Stainless Steel Cord Connectors in conduit sizes from 1/4 to 3 inches – the largest offering in the industry!

All Remke Stainless Steel Connectors feature an embedded Viton® O-Ring -- optional from other suppliers – and neoprene grommets for enhanced sealing capabilities.

In addition, Remke is the only manufacturer with optional wire mesh grips for all conduit sizes as well as optional stainless steel locknuts.

Remke manufactures two types of Stainless Steel Cord Connectors:

Type 304 Stainless Steel

Providing excellent corrosion resistance & toughness and widely used in food processing facilities, medical product production, slaughter & packing houses, petrochemical plants and chemical manufacturing factories

Type 316 Stainless Steel

A ‘heavy-duty’ grade that withstands attack by many industrial chemicals, solvents & acids making it ideal for use in severe environments requiring the highest levels of corrosion resistance such as pulp & paper mills, pharmaceutical production and wastewater treatment. Type 316 is specified for marine use (like offshore oil platforms) and FDA-mandated washdown applications in food processing plants.


UL Listed in the 3/8” thru 1-1/2” sizes – the broadest range in the industry.

Grommets are also available in optional high temperature silicone and multiple hole configurations.

For more information about the complete line of Remke Stainless Steel Cord Connectors please contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090, 800-438-8833. Or shop for Stainless Steel Electrical Connectors online.

Liquid-Tight Cable Glands Provide Strain Relief for Applications that are Dry, Damp, Wet or Submerged. 

Remke Industries offers an expanded line of NEMA 6P and IP 68 rated Dome Cap Cable Glands that are designed to withstand the rigors of continuous flexing and bending with ease. They can be used with a wide range of cables both indoors and outdoors.

The Remke Dome Cap Cable Gland family includes:

  • Standard nylon connectors available in a wide range of sizes with either NPT or Pg threads
  • Spiral-Flex extended version for a greater level of strain relief, preventing sharp bends or kinks in cable, and for additional protection from cable damage especially from moving machinery or machine parts
  • A variety of nickel-plated brass connectors in several thread styles including NPT from 3/8” to 1”, M16 to M50 Metric Threads, and Pg Threads from Pg9 to Pg 36. These metallic connectors are ideally suited for use in a wide variety of applications including corrosive & industrial environments.

Get easy handling, quick installation, impact and abrasion resistance even at very low temperatures. They are also suitable for use underwater to 300 feet – ideal for submersible applications as well as with pumps, fountains and in marine use.

Easy to install in either clearance or threaded holes, you simply insert the cord and tighten the “dome-nut” to create a tight seal and relieve any strain on the cable. And no disassembly is required.

For more information about Dome Cap Cable Glands, please contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090 -- or call toll free 1-877-438-8833 -- or shop for cable glands online.

Exclusive Design Features in the New Remke MC Cable Connector.

The Remke line of PowR-Teck Metal Clad (MC) Cable Connectors incorporate several exclusive design features which make them unique in the armored cable connector market.

The PowR-Lock™ Grounding Seal is an exclusive design that features stainless steel tines that ground the connector to the armored cable. It provides 360º strain relief and an environmental seal that meets or exceeds UL & CSA requirements.

One-piece compact design is another feature of the Remke MC Cable Connector. Their size is smaller in profile and width than other similar connectors which provides both easier installation in tight spaces and close spacing of connectors.

They also feature an embedded Viton® O-Ring that ensures a watertight and corrosion-resistant termination seal. MC Cable Connectors meet CSA standards for raintight armored cable fittings, are rated NEMA 4 and IP 65, and are available in aluminum, nickel plated aluminum and stainless steel for the utmost flexibility in accommodating a wide variety of applications and cable.

Remke MC Cable Connectors enable users to terminate armored cable at control centers and panel boards, junction boxes and enclosures for motor control and electrical distribution equipment.

They are ideal for use in a wide variety of industries including electric power generating stations & substations, waste/wastewater treatment facilities, petroleum refineries, pulp & paper mills, chemical & petrochemical plants, mining, automotive manufacturing, food processing plants, offshore drilling platforms and in grain handling and storage facilities.

With Remke’s MC Cable Connectors there is no disassembly making installations simpler and faster. A neoprene bushing provides superior pull-out and sealing protection, and there are no sharp edges which might damage the insulation or conductors.

cable-connectors&cord-grips-metal-clad-cable-connectors-aluminumThese connectors can be used indoors or outdoors for vertical or horizontal cable runs in either wet or dry locations. They are also suited for use in hazardous locations when used in combination with a Certified Class I hazardous location sealing fitting.

For more information on Remke MC Cable Connectors shop online at, or contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090, or by phone at 800-438-8833.

Rated IP 68 and NEMA 4X, Remke Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors provide excellent corrosion resistance PLUS the strength of stainless steel for the highest levels of endurance.

In corrosive environments, standard metal fittings will corrode resulting in frequent replacements, downtime and increased costs. But using Remke Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors solves those problems.

Features of Remke Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors include:

  • Type 304 stainless steel body and ferrule
  • Available in straight and 90 degree, 3/8” to 1” in stock with larger sizes available
  • Standard NPT Threads with Pg and Metric available upon request
  • Nylon insulated throat
  • Viton O-Ring standard (optional from other manufacturers)
  • UL Listed and CSA Certified
  • Installs quickly with low torque requirements

For use in wet or dry locations, Remke Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors seal against dust, dirt, oil, water, chemicals and other corrosive elements.

They are ideally suited for OEM and MRO applications known for their corrosive and abusive environments including:

  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Petrochemical and Chemical Processing
  • Pulp & Paper Mills
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Heavy-duty electrical motors, generators and transformers
  • Offshore Oil Rigs & Platforms
  • Portable equipment
  • Machine Tool building

For more information contact:

Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090

Call us at 800-438-8833 or

Shop online for Remke Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors.

Remke Industries has expanded its line of Metal Clad (MC) Cable Connectors

We now offer sizes up to 4-inches in 3 different materials – aluminum, nickel-plated aluminum and stainless steel.  All sizes of Remke MC Cable Connectors, from 1/2” to 4” are Made In the USA and are in stock.   

How is the Remke MC Connector Better?

A key difference between the Remke MC Cable Connector and competitor versions is our PowR-Lock™ Grounding Seal.  The 1-piece construction of the grounding tines and the bushing - an exclusive Remke design - means that the seal can’t come apart and won’t get lost in the field.  The PowR-Lock Grounding Seal is also smaller in profile and width than those from other manufacturers making it a better fit in tight spaces.

cable-connectors&cord-grips-metal-clad-cable-connectors-aluminumLabor & cost savings are another advantage for those using jacketed cable and Remke MC Cable Connectors. Savings upward of 50% can be realized on the total installation cost versus pipe & wire.  

Because MC cable can be installed right off the reel, fewer tools, equipment & laborers are required.  The time-consuming task of bending conduit is eliminated and there is much less scrap which means less waste (e.g. cost).  

MC cable installation requires fewer than half the steps of pipe and wire installation.

Features of Remke Metal Clad Cable Connectors include:

  • Available in sizes up to 4 inches & 3 different materials – aluminum, nickel plated aluminum and stainless steel
  • Speed & Ease of Use – no disassembly required….simply tighten when cable reaches bottom of the connector
  • Embedded O-Ring
  • UL & CSA Certified
  • Meets NEMA 4 and IP 65 requirements
  • Meets UL standards for raintight metal clad cable fitting

Remke MC Cable Connectors form a watertight seal around the cable and at the enclosure entry for control centers, panel boards, junction boxes, motor control & electrical distribution equipment. 

Shop for MC Cable Connectors online or call us at 877-438-8833

More Choices for Stainless Steel Connectors, in More Sizes

Made in the USA with the widest range of connectors in stock, in sizes up to 3 inches, the Expanded Family of Remke Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Connectors (CRSS) has grown. 


It now includes standard cord connectors, liquidtight conduit fittings, watertight conduit hubs, jacketed metal clad cable connectors and ventilation plugs. Custom stainless steel connectors in small or large quantities are also available.

Manufactured to perform in the toughest applications!

Remke CRSS Connectors provide the greatest durability against corrosion, harsh climatic conditions, harmful environmental influences and high humidity.  

These connectors are also recommended for use in washdowns or high moisture environments.

Features of the expanded family of Remke Stainless Steel connectors include:

  • More sizes in stock of standard Type 304 Stainless Steel Cord Connectors with Type 316 available upon request.  These connectors are rated NEMA 4, 4X and 12.
  • 7 conduit sizes in stock of Type 304 Stainless Steel Liquidtight Conduit Fittings that are rated IP 68 and NEMA 4X.
  • A complete offering of Custom Stainless Steel Connectors in small or large quantities that nobody else offers.  Custom products, specials, adaptations & variations are available to all customers.
  • More sizes & styles in stock of Type 316 Stainless Steel Watertight Conduit Hubs that are rated NEMA 4, 4X and 12.
  • More type 304 Stainless Steel Jacketed Metal Clad Cable Connectors in stock with Type 316 available upon request.
  • Stainless Steel Ventilation Plugs with 3 thread sizes in stock that are rated IP 69K.  Additional thread sizes & permeability levels are available upon request.

For 50 years, Remke has been manufacturing a wide range of American-made electrical connectors.  For more information about the family of Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Connectors please contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090 – or call toll free at 877-438-8833 – or shop online.

What we have Learned in the Past 50 Years

Five things Remke has learned that will make the next 50 years incredible:

1. Provide personal service
2. Make quality connectors the first time
3. Stay nimble
4. Deliver quality through simplicity of design and production
5. Treat employees well

It's taken 50 years to become a premier manufacturer of electrical connectors, cord grips and more, building Remke Industries from the ground up.

During that time, they have experienced growing pains, worked hard to achieve many victories, had unexpected successes and fought recession that kept them awake at night.

Remke has found new ways to use time-tested materials and methods to create better electrical connectors, in shorter production runs. A foundation of amazing people has been built and they've learned lessons from every one of them, from customers to employees, past and present.

But this isn't going to be one of those articles where backs are patted for how great the past 50 years have been. They're in the past. And although they are important, eyes are set on the future.

And the future is so bright Remke needs industrial-strength sunblock.

They've gained the wisdom, insight and expertise it takes in the first 50 years to launch new levels of success, service and innovation during the next 50.

5 Things Remke Learned in the First 50 Years to Make the Next 50 Incredible

  1. Personal service to exceed expectations by delivering very personal service, understanding what customers really need to succeed, and then exceeding expectations has been paramount to everyone at Remke. It's what makes a new customer happy, and creates loyal customers that rely on them to solve problems and offer solutions.
  2. Make the right connector the first time by fully understanding customers' needs 
    The way to deliver the right electrical connector the first time is to fully understand a customer's needs. It's also an integral part of providing personal service. This philosophy has led Remke to create high-quality electrical connectors that work the right way, the first time, and are reliable for a long time.
  3. Stay nimble in every situation to learn and apply knowledge. Future progress depends on the learning curve. With so much changing in technology, materials and manufacturing, staying nimble is crucial. Being a small company helps Remke stay flexible to meet the specifications of each customer, not just supply products.
  4. Simplicity of design and production delivers quality in small quantities. A cutting edge production environment helps Remke deliver custom solutions to all types of companies, big and small, for all types of requirements. From short, custom production runs to large runs of stock electrical connectors, they have everyone covered. It's one way to simultaneously see each tree, as well as the entire forest.
  5. Treat employees well for long term success: Remke's employees take care of customers, and each other. Treating them right means they treat customers well. It's a cycle that centers on people, and theirs are some of the best. This commitment to employees has created a core group that's been loyal for decades. Offering opportunities to grow and learn gives employees a reason to care about their jobs and the customers they serve. They take care of customers, and Remke takes care of them.

With eyes set keenly on the future, and 50 years' experience under their belts, Remke is excited about the coming years! They are working on new, innovative ways to deliver the right electrical connectors to you. Watch for more information.

Remke Industries announced today that it has launched a new website, logo, tagline and brand refresh that are more closely aligned with the company's strategic vision for growth and expansion. 

"Remke has stayed in business for over 50 years by listening to our customers and building relationships" states Mark Sweeney, president of Remke.  "We remain committed to our core values but continue to embrace innovation & new ways of doing business - both internally and externally. The enhancements to our website will ensure a superior and more informative user experience."

The New has been designed with a focus on user friendliness, easier navigation and content.  The new website features:

  • Data-rich product pages including photos, tech specs and comprehensive overview
  • Simplified site navigation
  • Quick & easy 'Find A Product' pages where one click on a product photo takes the visitor to a detailed information page
  • New customer application stories
  • A comprehensive Cross Reference tool
  • A streamlined Home Page & site design
  • More content created as Useful Tools

"At Remke we're focused on using what we're best at to serve our customers and solve all kinds of connectivity issues,"  said Mr. Sweeney.  "And to us that says Connecting Possibilities - our new tagline which signifies the combination of our focus on connectors with depth of line, flexibility & service."  

The new Remke website also offers search capabilities, a digital e-catalog and social media integration with direct links to the Remke blog (Everything's Connected), YouTube page, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information contact Remke Industries, 310 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling IL 60090 – or call us toll free at 877-438-8833

New Products, Application Guides and Item Cross-References are Featured in the New Master Catalog.

The new Remke master catalog 80 is now available. Within its 232 pages, are new connectors and resources to make it easier to choose the right connector the first time, in addition to the Tuff-Seal and Tuff-Link lines you’ve come to rely on. Flip through the pages of the E-Catalog online, or Download PDF (37.5 MB)


Explosion Proof MC Cable Connectors
With an easy-fill potting chamber, Remke’s new explosion-proof MC Connectors are in stock with certified protection in hazardous locations with aluminum, nickel-plated aluminum and stainless steel options in ½" – 2" hub sizes.

M12 Etherlink Molded Connectors
Industrial-strength, micro connectors are rated IP 68 and NEMA 6P with D-Coding for Ethernet and Fieldbus use. These M12 Etherlink connectors provide Cat5e data performance with 360-degree EMI shielding and molded-to-shield TPE cable. Learn More >

Aluminum Liquidtight Connectors
For wet and corrosive environments, indoors and out, the new aluminum liquidtight connectors have an insulated throat to protect against wire damage. Available in 3/8" - 2" conduit sizes. Learn More >

Solar Liquidtight Cord Grips
New liquidtight solar connectors feature a PV module output lead for inverters. They can be easily threaded into an adapter to be attached directly to rigid (PVC) or EMT conduit. Choose from 1 to 13 wire installations. Learn More >

EMC4 Dome Cap Cable Glands
A new design with 6 internal fingers (tines) that feature a larger contact surface for shielding EMC interference. Easily insert the cable from either side of the connector. Learn More >

Drain Fittings
Drain away moisture from condensation with stainless steel or aluminum drain fittings in ½" - ¾" NPT sizes. Learn More >

3-1/2" and 4" Standard Aluminum Cord Grips
Larger sizes are now in stock and ready to ship! Learn More >

New Product Guides & Resources

The New Master Catalog 80 also features technical specifications, product cross references and industry application guides.

Finally, details on Remke’s Engineered Solutions program are also included. This program is dedicated to manufacturing custom connectors, adaptations and variations to meet your specs exactly, without breaking the budget.

Contact us online, or email, to receive a printed copy.