Shine Wire Acquired

April 1, 2022
Kelsie Prince
800 336 9681

Shine Wire Products Acquired

ComSonics, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company, headquartered in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shine Wire Products.  Originally founded in North Adams, Massachusetts by Barney Shine in 1984, the business operated under the name of Shine Electronics until 1991.  Barney was joined in the business in 1985 by his son, Greg Shine, who continued to guide, successfully, the custom cable, wire harness, and electro-mechanical assembly business until its most recent sale.  

Throughout Shine’s 38-year history, they maintained strong family values, an unwavering commitment to their employees, community, vendors, and valued customers.  Shine Wire is ISO 9001:2015 certified and focused on continual improvement.  

For ComSonics, Shine Wire represents its initial manufacturing footprint in the Northeast.  According to John Tayloe, VP of Manufacturing, “Shine’s addition under the ComSonics manufacturing umbrella offers immediate accretive value, excellent cultural fit, as well as customer and market diversity.  Greg’s willingness to transition into the role of General Manager for our Massachusetts operation means we’ll hit the ground running.” ComSonics manufacturing includes CMS, a contract electronics provider, in Weyers Cave, Virginia, and Cable Connections, a custom cable, wire harness and electro-mechanical assembly business, in Norcross, Georgia.  

Since 1975, ComSonics has been an employee owned company, and has recieved many awards in that time, including being named ESOP Company of the Year in 2010.  ComSonics is the global leader in egress/ingress detection and proactive maintenance for the broadband industry. Our cable plant electronic and fiber optic repair solutions provide depot and onsite services throughout the contiguous U.S.  In addition, we offer Public Safety product and service solutions for the parking industry and first responders.   

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