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2014 Winner | Champlain Cable

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced Champlain Cable Corporation as the winner of the prestigious and highly anticipated 2014 Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Presented by Governor Shumlin at the opening ceremonies of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry EXPO, this annual award honors a Vermont business that shows an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of what makes Vermont unique. The award, named for the former governor of Vermont, was created 25 years ago by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce to recognize and honor the state’s best companies.

“We are proud to have Champlain Cable Corporation as the recipient of the 2014 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award,” said John Boutin, publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. “They truly are deserving of this honor and join 24 other Vermont companies to be recognized over the years as one of the best in Vermont.”

Champlain Cable Corporation is a privately held specialty wire and cable manufacturer founded and headquartered in Vermont since 1956. Brothers Leroy and Wilford Torville along with their partner Marshall Moon started American Super-Temp Wires, Inc. (now Champlain Cable) in Winooski, VT utilizing space in the Champlain Mill, the Woolen Mill, and the Old Foundry. In 1965, the three sites were consolidated into one 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Colchester, VT. Today, the Colchester, VT location is still the company’s main manufacturing facility, its research and development center, the designer and manufacturer of its most complex cables, the center for the manufacture of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and also houses its corporate headquarters.  Showcasing the essence of business growth while maintaining a strong commitment to the wellbeing of employees and the community, Champlain Cable Corporation has risen to the top and easily stands among the top three competitors for the Deane C. Davis distinction. 

This year’s finalists also included Bond Auto Parts and S.D. Ireland. Both also exemplify the resourcefulness, innovation and success of Vermont’s statewide businesses and share a dedication to their employees, communities and Vermont’s natural environment. Each represents a unique story of vision, commitment and growth.