Beginnings Team Fenex was formed in the early 1990s by a group of dedicated men, who wanted to bring quality equipment to the Telephone Industry. In 1997 the newly renamed company moved its location from Centralia, Illinois, to Sandoval, Illinois. The dedication to quality allowed the company to grow at an astounding rate. The industry began to associate the name Team Fenex to superior quality. If you visit the numerous Outside Plant yards around the country, you will still find operable equipment that Team Fenex built in the mid 90s.
By the year 2000 the company was recognized by Inc. 500 Magazine as the #117 Fastest Growing company in America. This success led to an aquisition by one of America's leading corporations, Leggett & Platt, INC.
Today & Beyond Today, Team Fenex still resides in Sandoval, now using 68,000 square feet of manufacturing space, we are the largest employer in the area. On February 8th, 2013, five existing managers banded together to form Synergy Power Group, LLC, and on April 26th of 2013, the group purchased Team Fenex from Leggett & Platt, INC.
This move was designed to bring the company back to its original roots, and this Small Town America Giant is resurfacing once again as the Industry leader. The five new owners are all dedicated employees with one goal in mind, to bring you the highest quality products at the best possible prices, just like the original owners once strived to do. One of the original owners from the 1990s is also one of the new partners today.
The group has continued its long relationship with America's largest CommunicationCompanies, but also expanded to the Cable and Power Utilities Industries. We have also launched new lines of trailers and equipment designed to support the Irrigation Industry in the agricultural world. We are currently working on bringing that same high quality dedication to the Oil/Gas and Mining Industries.
Team Fenex, like the meaning of its name (rising from the ashes) is rising once again, and ready to move forward with innovative technology that will allow us to remain the leading equipment manufacturer.
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Team Fenex rose from the ashes of another manufacturer. In 1993 a group of managers left that company to form Team Fenex. The name was changed from Phoenix to Fenex, only because it worked better with the toll free telephone number.
20 years later, a group of managers banded together to rise once again.
The name Synergy was suggested by one of the new partners. Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.
When Lenny Mackie, James Cleary, Lori Peters, Michelle Warner and Luciano Rapa banded together, a synergistic enviroment was formed. Together as one, the group is dedicated to bring you the best product at the best prices.