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C2G Celebrates 25 Years in Business


DAYTON, OHIO – NOV. 16, 2009 — When C2G was founded in 1984, the company was manufacturing printer cables and other computer connectivity cables for products that were the cutting–edge technology of the time. That was long before the advent of anything like HDTV, DVDs or fiber optics and was even a few years before the introduction of VGA ports and cables. Now as the company celebrates 25 years in business, the company has successfully evolved with technological advancements in computer, A/V and data connectivity.

The original founders – Mike Shane, Geoff Hyman and Jeff Fourman – started the company in the back room of a shopping mall computer store when they began manufacturing cables. Today the company has grown from three guys with a vision of quickly delivering custom–made cables at a good price to a multi–million dollar company with more than 900 employees in its facilities in the United States, Asia and the United Kingdom. C2G has demonstrated steady growth and success by focusing on combining innovative products with an unwavering commitment to customer service.

“Over the course of 25 years, we have experienced many changes in the industry, the coming and going of different technologies and all the ups and downs of the economy,” said Mike Shane, CEO and chairman of Lastar, parent company of C2G. “The one thing that has remained constant over the years, and is core to our success, has been our commitment to listening to our customers and partners in order to meet their needs and help them be successful.”

Recent years have seen some of the most significant developments in the company's history, most notably the success of the RapidRun modular cabling system, which has won numerous awards for innovation, and the introduction of a number of award–winning wireless solutions for transmitting USB and VGA signals.

“C2G is about connectivity and providing the best solutions for transmitting a signal from point A to point B,” said Bill Diedrich, Lastar president. “Whether it's wired or wireless, data or A/V, standard or hi–def, or whatever the next hot technology may be, we provide quality, affordable solutions for maintaining a reliable connection.”

C2G products are available through key distributors such as Synnex, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, as well as its network of resellers and dealers.

About C2G

C2G, a group brand Legrand, is a global leader in IT, A/V, datacom cabling and connectivity solutions since 1984. C2G delivers connectivity solutions renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. C2G is widely known as the cabling and connectivity supplier of choice for industry leading technology resellers and distributors across North America, EMEA and Asia. In 2014 C2G joined the Data Communications division of Legrand, North America, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. For more information, please visit C2G.

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