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Cablecraft Motion Controls Makes New Investments and Increases Jobs Following SCMEP’s Plant Relocation Support Services


Cablecraft Motion Controls, located in St. Matthews, South Carolina, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, mission-critical motion control products with a strong reputation for quality and innovation. With a rich history of delivering cost-efficient and reliable control cables (push and push-pull), rod ends, ball joints, linkages and remote actuation products, customers have relied on superior engineering, guaranteed product quality, complete reliability and excellent customer service for their unique applications. The company has continued to expand its product line and customer base in the engine controls, power sports, light vehicle, heavy truck, marine, construction, and agriculture industries, selling its products to the leading OEMs within their respective industries.

The Challenge

Cablecraft Motion Controls was acquired in August of 2021 by Cable Manufacturing & Assembly (CMA). An effort to consolidate the manufacturing capability closer to the end user meant relocating the Washington facility to St. Matthews, SC. They were looking for technical, engineering, and project management support for the relocation. Cablecraft turned to SCMEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for help.
Cablecraft used SCMEP to assist with our facility relocation from Tacoma, WA, to St. Matthews, SC. We were extremely satisfied with SCMEP who were instrumental in helping us project manage the move, streamline the manufacturing process, and drive efficiency in the new location. The quality of work was exceptional and exceeded my expectations in every way. I highly recommend SCMEP to anyone considering a facility relocation, waste elimination, or efficiency project.


— Dan Pappano, President/CEO

MEP's Role

The project required several stages for the successful move and commissioning of approximately 30 pieces of manufacturing equipment. SCMEP’s expert resource, with extensive experience in plant layout, lean flow, and new process design, was able to provide onsite and offsite support for the project. SCMEP was also able to update and maintain changes to the future state layout to reflect changes during the time on the project. Relocation activities included the establishment of a workable lean layout, including utilities and services to support the layout; a current state and proposed future state value stream map of the process; a utility layout for the purposes of quoting; collaboration with all CMA team members, contractors, and project leads; and facilitation of the receiving and commissioning of equipment.


Created October 25, 2023, Updated February 22, 2024