History

Our rich history...

1968

Invented unique process to produce bowden conduit

1968

Designed and built first production cables for car mirrors

1971

First supplier to produce all plastic hood releases for Buick and Ford

1978

Developed cable drive power sunroof application for Cadillac

1985

Opened internal test lab for part development

1988

Invented first cable controls for Office Furniture Industry Seating

1988

Invented process to cut and square high quality flexshaft

1990

Awarded first US patent for 5mm diameter long lay conduit

1991

Invented bird-cage conduit for auto door anti-theft cables

1992

Created machine and tool building department

1997

Invented automatic gaging for insert molding quality control

1999

Designed and built first automatic bird-cage strand cutter

2004

Opened plant in Qindao, China

2005

Started dedicated R&D department

2005

Designed, built, and launched process for mass customization of standardized cables

2007

Designed, built, and launched standardized push / stake process

2009

Patented energy storage for seats (SCM)

2010

Designed and launched first Aerospace solution
Receive Johnson Controls Bronze award

2011

Developed on-line CableBuilder™ Receive Lear Supplier of the Year award

2012

Designed and Launched first Defense Industry solution
Recieve Johnson Controls Silver award

2013

Developed remote recline release - R3
GRC launches first OTF product
Receive Johnson Controls silver award
Received Lear Supplier of the Year award
Receive Herman Miller Bronze award

2014

Launched flocking process for flex-shaft
Receive GM Supplier Quality Excellence award
Receive Herman Miller Bronze award
Receive Nexteer Perfect Quality award

2015

Receive Nexteer Perfect Quality award
Receive GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

2016

Receive Adient Silver award

2017

Receive Adient Silver award
Receive Steelcase Premier Supplier designation
Developed and Patented heated slider drive assembly for rear sliding glass in pick-up trucks
Launched first micro-cellular molding system

2018

Open GRC Europe facility

2019

Implement new ERP system across all locations

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