Where Local Meets Global

Quabbin Wire and Cable Co is a local business operating in a global industry. The company was founded by President Paul Engel in 1975 using $15,000 of borrowed money. Initially, Paul, who has a background in computer systems engineering, spotted a need in the market for cable products. The company started out in Ware, Massachusetts and, despite enormous growth in an ever-changing industry, still calls the place home.

Quabbin Wire and Cable Co

Generating Results

The solar sector continues to generate results as installation costs drop and research and development into cheaper materials and manufacturing processes flourishes. Pundits predict a big spike in solar installations and capacity in five years. However, tariffs and other issues are currently posing challenges to the sector.

The Rise of Solar Energy

Closing the Gap

A lack of skills training has been an issue for decades but is fast approaching a crisis worldwide. High schools have been reducing or eliminating shop classes for years; experienced workers of the baby boomer generation are retiring, and guidance councillors have long discouraged students from entering the manufacturing sector in favour of white-collar careers.

Past Issues

May 24, 2019, 11:58 AM EDT