In September 1979, Eugene “Gene” Higgins opened the doors at Electroline, Inc – a local distributor of electrical wire, cable and specialty products. Electroline’s customer base grew steadily as paper, mining, manufacturing and construction/contractor companies became familiar with their offerings. In the 1990s, the company added power protection and IT precision cooling, triggering significant growth as a value-added reseller of these critical infrastructure tools and services into the 2000s.
In 1988, as a means to research expansion of Electroline’s focus, a market survey was conducted. Results showed need in the data communications field and, subsequently, Electroline Data Communications Inc., or EDCi, was born. In 1989, Glenn Higgins took over as president of the EDCi/Electroline companies and focused on growth and evolution towards becoming an enterprise-wide solutions provider.
Fast forward 40 years to 2019 and EDCi has achieved just that! Extensive expertise in communications and technology allow us to demonstrate excellence in strategic needs assessment, project management, design,
risk management, training and post-sales support to ensure our clients’ business needs are met. EDCi provides products and services to organizations in Wisconsin, across the country and around the world through partnerships with top technology providers, such as Cisco, Citrix, Genesys, IBM and Microsoft.
For the EDCi team, upholding four key values enables us to exemplify an unwavering dedication to customer service. Those values: never stop caring, embrace challenges, rise to the occasion and always be honest and respectful. These values, established in 1979, remain today as the foundation for the way we do business. Ultimately, they have paved the way to a culture of integrity and caring among our team, which, in turn is extended to each and every one of our valued customers, partners and friends.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of EDCi’s rich past. Together, we look forward to an exciting future!
779 Communication Drive Appleton, WI 54914