• 1275 Harvard Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901, USA

Our companyABOUT Electron Beam

Electron Beam Technologies has been servicing the welding industry for more than 50 years.  Located 50 miles south of Chicago, IL we are perfectly located to service not only the entire United States, but the entire world.

We specialize in the manufacture of customized MIG cable for applications ranging from small hobby units up to high volume robotic welding systems.  Our engineering team is available to advise you during your design process and can help you incorporate our custom electron beam cross-linked blends of polyethylene into your OEM design.  Our proprietary POLY-XL® jacketing compound is incredibly resistant to weld spatter, has outstanding cut resistance and has excellent UV and tear resistance.

Electron Beam Technologies also manufactures plasma cable, wire rope, custom tubing, standard welding cable and electrode conduit and conduit accessories.  Feel free to reach out to us so that we can help you design a custom product to suit your exact needs!

Electron Beam



Welding Specialties Co. founded in Park Forest, IL



Welding Specialties Co. moves to Kankakee, IL and invests in first electron beam accelerator


Welding Specialties Co. renamed to Electron Beam Technologies


Electron Beam Technologies invests in second electron beam accelerator


Electron Beam Technologies invests in third electron beam accelerator


International Power Conductors constructed to supply bunched copper wire to Electron Beam Technologies


International Power Conductors expands product line with copper rope capabilities


Eric Franklin hired as president of Electron Beam Technologies




  • Joined Electron Beam in 2019 where he serves as President.
  • Has spent 15 years in Lean Transformation Leadership in various roles including Operations Leader in assembly and manufacturing and a Regional Leadership role in the healthcare services industry.
  • Received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1996.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 2023 where she serves as CFO.
  • Previously served as Accounting Manager in the transportation industry and Plant Accountant for Crown, Cork and Seal.
  • Received a B.S. in Accounting from Ball State University in 1993.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 2016 where he served as Plant Manager for two years before assuming his current role as VP of Manufacturing.
  • Previously served as Production Supervisor / Engineer (one year) and Engineer III (five years) at CSL Behring
  • Received a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Truman State University in 1989.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 1990 where he served as Design Engineer (four years) and Chief Engineer (fifteen years), before assuming his current position as VP of Engineering.
  • Graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, in 1986.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 2018 where he serves as Project Manager and Design Engineer.
  • Previously served as a Design Engineer/Program Manager (3 years) at tier I automotive supplier.
  • Received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2014.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 2010 where she serves the position of Customer Service Representative.
  • Previously served 15 years as Office/Warehouse Manager in the transportation industry.


  • Joined Electron Beam Technologies in 1995 where she started in Order entry/Shipping for 3 years before she was given the position of Customer Service Representative.