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Cherokee Nation Industries was formed in Stilwell, Okla., in 1969 to provide meaningful employment to the area.
Cherokee Nation Industries was formed in Stilwell, Okla., in 1969 for the specific purpose of providing meaningful employment to the area.

Production of relay switches for Western Electric Company began on June 15, 1969, with a total workforce of eight employees.

CNI's reputation for quality work continued to grow. IBM cited CNI for excellence in electronic and electrical manufacturing. The company also received superior service awards from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA and other major companies. This reputation, coupled with additional production capabilities, brought new opportunity.

In the late 1970s, CNI broadened its market base into aerospace and defense. During the 1980s, the main focus was on customers such as Boeing, United Defense, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, providing them with wiring harnesses and cable assemblies.

In the mid 1990s, CNI continued to expand, offering telecommunications value-added reseller services, including forward and reverse logistics as well as distribution of office and facilities products. CNI quickly gained a national reputation for quality products, on-time delivery and customer support.

Although the size and focus of CNI has changed since 1969, a few things have not: a commitment to provide unsurpassed quality, on-time delivery, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.