Founded in 1968, Charles is a privately-held, diversified manufacturing and technology company with corporate headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and five U.S. manufacturing centers. Charles sells quality products, services and innovative solutions to telecommunications, utility, government, marine, and industrial markets worldwide. Charles is proud of its Midwest manufacturing roots that position it to effectively compete in an ever-changing marketplace. Over the years, Charles has successfully balanced growth through innovative and cost-effective engineering and manufacturing, and over 25 strategic acquisitions that include Rockwell International's Wescom division (1991), Alcatel's T1 Channel Bank product lines (1998), and the molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) below grade enclosure product line from NewBasis (10/2012). The below grade enclosure line complements Charles' existing enclosures, expands applications for current telecommunications, cable and broadband customers, and allows Charles to introduce new products and accelerate growth in the newest markets served by Charles - wireless, utility and vertical markets.
Driven by "Customer Satisfaction through Continuous Improvement," Charles' strategic initiative for growth stands clear - to enable our internal and external Customers to better serve their Customers. Leveraging more than 47 years of expertise, Charles remains committed to providing solutions that are innovative, reliable, competitively priced, provide customer value, and backed by industry-leading customer service and field support.