History has shown:
We accomplish our mission using teamwork and communication, earning sufficient profit to sustain normal growth and to provide a reasonable return to the shareholder.
1975 – July · Interpower Corporation, then Panel Components Corporation was founded in Berkeley, California by Bob Wersen.
1979 – July · The Company moves from Berkeley to Santa Rosa, California.
1984 – September · The Company moves into a new building which offered more space.
1985 · The U.S. electronics industry experiences a severe recession.
1986 · The Company changes its strategy to focus more on the small to mid-size companies and dramatically broaden its customer base.
1988 · The beginning of a database of customers from trade shows and advertising.
1989–1990 · The development of a broader product line was the focus of growth efforts.
1991–1992 · Decision was made to relocate the Company and began a search.
1993 · Started operations for Interpower Components Ltd., the European subsidiary in Bognor Regis, United Kingdom.
1993 – May · Trucks unload products in the Oskaloosa warehouse.
1993 – July, 30 · The telephones rang in Oskaloosa for the first time. The 1800 mile move from California to Iowa was now complete.
1996 – June · Interpower North American power cords were produced in Oskaloosa for the first time.
1998 – February · Customer Service office in Ames, Iowa opens to assist in handling calls.
1999 · Interpower Components Ltd. moves to Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
2000 · A new manufacturing facility in Lamoni, Iowa opens to increase volume of molded cord sets.
2001 – April · An electronics industry recession begins.
2002 – March · The new facility in Ames, Iowa is completed.
2004 – March · Interpower Corporation becomes the official company name, replacing Panel Components Corporation.
2005 · Interpower makes commitment to becoming RoHS compliant.
2006 · Interpower Components Ltd. moves into its new facility.
2008 · 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time is achieved.
2010 · Broke ground for the Lamoni building expansion which will house our cable extrusion lines.
2012 · Interpower sold its first IPS
2013 · Interpower extruded for the first time cable on the production line which was utilized to manufacture North American cord sets and power cords along with some jumper cords.
2015 – July · Interpower Celebrates 40th Year Anniversary