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South Western Communications has been an innovative leader in the electronics and communication technology industry since 1976. SWC offers progressive systems technology by integrating flexible communications solutions for Healthcare, Educational, Commercial/Industrial, and Detention applications. Utilizing standard equipment and software, SWC combines individual technologies into an integrated control system to meet individual industry-specific needs.
Acquired in 2006, SWC is proud to be a Koch Enterprises Company. Koch Enterprises, Inc. is a global, diversified, privately owned corporation that has been serving customers for 140 years from its headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. The company is listed in the Indianapolis Business Journal Top 10 Private Companies. Koch Enterprises' companies are leaders in four separate industry sectors. Each company operates autonomously with responsibility for strategy, operations, and profitability.
|1976||Randy Miller begins selling video recording equipment to studios, churches, and other businesses including cameras and training.|
|South Western Communications is founded with a name signifying south western Indiana location.|
|1978||Introduction to the Education market: SWC partners with Rauland-Borg to resell School Intercom & Master Clock equipment.|
|1980||SWC expands into the healthcare market with the installation of the 1st Rauland-Borg digital Nurse Call system in the country at Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana.|
|3-Mar-80||South Western Communications is incorporated.|
|1985||Launch into the Detention sector with CCTV and intercom installations at McCracken County Jail, McCracken, Kentucky.|
|1989||SWC secures State of Tennessee Prison Contracts in Mountain City, Clifton and Tiptonville.|
|1990||Louisville, Kentucky office is opened alongside contract to install intercom systems for Jefferson County Public Schools.|
|1991||Indianapolis, Indiana branch is opened with an original focus on education markets.|
|1992||Nashville, Tennessee branch opens|
|1994||Decatur, Alabama branch opens as SWC Detention Solutions Group|
|SWC is a pioneer in the education market with the distribution of Dynacom Media Retrieval System.|
|1995||Nashville office expands into Chattanooga with the partnership to resell Rauland-Borg products throughout the state of Tennessee|
|2006||Koch Enterprises, Inc. acquires SWC, adding Information Technology Systems to an already globally, diversified corporation.|
|Todd Lucy becomes acting SWC President. Randy Miller continues involvement as SWC board member.|
|2009||SWC installs the 1st Responder 5 Nurse Call system at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.|
|SWC acquires Richardson Technology Systems, INC which will operate as SWC dba RTSI.|
|2012||Rebranding begins, and a new logo is designed.|
SWC launches newly re-designed website.
SWC acquires All Systems, expanding its footprint to the Kansas and Missouri markets.