PDU Cables™ Announces production expansion to Estherville

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10 Jan 2019

Press Release, Blog, News Release, Economic Development, Business Attraction, Estherville


Troy Peterson, President, PDU Cables

(612) 819-1927, tpeterson@pducables.com


PDU Cables™ Announces production expansion to Estherville, Iowa.  


MINNETONKA – December 27, 2018 - Recent growth in PDU Cables business has led EPCO to seek manufacturing capacity beyond its current facility in Minnetonka.   PDU Cables President, Troy Peterson’s familiarity with Estherville, has resulted in EPCO’s acquiring and plan to outfit the building at 108 S 18th Street to accommodate the assembly of select PDU Cables and EPCO products. 

Overseeing the buildout, staffing and management of the new facility for EPCO and PDU Cables will be Josh Howard.  Josh grew up on his family’s farm near Gruver, Iowa.  After graduating high school at Estherville Lincoln Central Josh attended college at Iowa Lakes Community College.  Josh’s professional career started in the wind energy industry working as a technician and progressed into regional large-scale utility management.  “The most rewarding part of my experience in the wind industry was the friends and communities I worked with.  Bringing new business to small communities and making a positive impact is something I’m most proud of.  I’m excited to bring my many years of experience and knowledge back to my hometown and look forward to growing with the Estherville community.” 

We believe Josh’s knowledge and commitment will make this new manufacturing facility a success for both EPCO and the community of Estherville. 

About PDU Cables:

PDU Cables is a division of Engineered Products, Inc, a family owned and operated business since 1976.  Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Engineered Products Company Inc. (EPCO) is the premier brand supplier of specialty products to electrical distributors and contractors.  EPCO has supported the electrical industry since 1976 by supplying a broad range of standard and unique consumables for commercial, industrial, residential and agriculture buildings.

PDU Cables is the leading manufacturer of UL Listed prefabricated branch circuit power distribution cable assemblies in North America since 1981.  Our power cables can be found in over 5,000 data centers throughout North America. 

Data centers, including many Fortune 500 Companies, rely on PDU Cables for their power distribution cabling needs, including internet and web-based businesses, financial institutions, hospitals, universities, manufacturing and industrial facilities and government organizations.  Built with high quality components, our power cable assemblies are tested, certified to UL standards and often shipped within 24-hours of order placement.  Electrical contractors install our power cable assemblies to save time, labor and reduce overall project costs associated with data center build-outs and deployments.