History of Pelican Wire

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Pelican Wire is a US owned and operated wire manufacturing company located in Naples, FL. We design and manufacturing custom thermocouple wire as well as insulated resistance wires. Our engineering staff takes the effort to work with our customers to understand their needs so that we can deliver the best solution.


In 1969, Pelican Wire Company was founded by Larry and Theresa Bill in Wonder Lake, Illinois with the intention of creating high-quality custom wire. Pelican Wire was officially incorporated in 1970 and operated as a garage business until plans were completed for a metal pole building in Hebron, Illinois.

Larry and Theresa moved the business to a newly completed 2,400 square foot steel building in Naples, Florida in 1975. This was the start of a gradually expanding business that led to a build-out to 10,000 square feet in 1995. The business continued to expand to 15,000 square feet of manufacturing area with offices in a separate building. We have since expanded our headquarters to a 33,000 square foot facility.

Pelican Wire Company transitioned to a 100% employee-owned company in 2008. This insures that everyone has satisfying you, our customer, in mind.


2012: Pelican Wire was named the SRMA’s (SWFL Regional Manufacturers Association) Manufacturer of the Year.

2013: Manufacturer of the Year Award finalist by MAF (Manufacturers Association of Florida) and GrowFL’s Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch.

2014: Pelican Wire won the MAF’s (Manufacturers Association of Florida) Manufacturer of the Year Award.