Charles Industries, LLC

Since 1968, Charles Industries has been a diversified manufacturer of innovative products for teleco Charles Industries is an Amphenol Company.

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It's a new day, and let's celebrate a new way because it's "National Clean off your desk day." Do you know a clean workplace can reduce or eliminate confusion and mental clutter and lead to focused energy?

Time to clean up those desks and enjoy the fruits of a tidy place!

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For over 50 years, Charles has been playing a critical role in enabling service providers to build a reliable network using our complete line of pedestal solutions for Telecom, CATV, Wireless, and Utility applications.


Charles Industries prides itself on its Thermal Simulation design capability to manage and maintain its products in varied environmental conditions. We offer active heat flow management with multiple thermal options to care for your diverse product needs.

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In 1975, Charles Industries (then Coil Sales) introduced the industry's first non-metallic copper distribution pedestal, the highly successful Pedlock. This pedestal continues to this day to provide superior network protection and the lowest total cost of ownership.

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Goodbye, 2022; you have been fantastic!
Welcome 2023; let's make some memories together!

Happy new year, 2023! :-)


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Want to discover your full potential? Look no further. Apply now to Charles Industries!

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Charles team wishes you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year 2023!


The PM639 Cabinet Series offers a durable and versatile enclosure solution for a wide range of radio base station equipment and edge computing sites.

These rugged enclosures safely house power conversion equipment, radio base band units, routers, site monitoring, fiber termination, and more. The cabinets can also be combined with Charles CUBE Battery and Power Cabinets to form a complete CRAN Node site.


Make High-Capacity Fiber Distribution Hub a reality with the Charles Optical Hub Cabinets (OHC). OHC distributes fiber to subscribers from a compact, environmentally protected outdoor terminal. Multiple cable entry locations are positioned at the bottom of the enclosure, allowing flexible placement of feed and distribution cables. Click on to learn more

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Everyone loves curling up with a mug of hot chocolate. It is one of the things that gives wintertime some joy! Since we still need to work, why not take a cocoa break during the day? Happy National Hot Cocoa Day!

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Charles CUBE Modular series, CUBE PM series and Walk-in Cabinets allow Edge Compute micro data centers and nodes to be placed in any outdoor environment.

Redefine your edge-of-the-network possibility for your Edge equipment enclosure applications with Charles Industries. Contact Charles team today for your edge compute needs.

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This year's holiday party is such a surprise! The team mingled with laughter, fun, raffles, good food, anniversary celebration, and more. May this bonding gets more robust in the years to come! Thank you to our leadership team for completely blowing our minds. 🙂 Here is a sneak peek of the day.


Join Charles Industries, the leader in Small Cell deployment solutions. Check out our aesthetically pleasing cylindrical pole-top shrouds. The SHRD1 and SHRD5 offer concealment for radios, cables, and remote equipment at small cell and DAS remote sites.

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We at Charles are constantly putting cybersecurity best practices into action at work, home, or on the go!

What are you doing to protect your online identity every day?

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Are you looking to accelerate your career to new heights? Check out current openings with the Amphenol Charles Industries team and experience fast-paced growth.


Charles Modular Series Cabinets (MC) offer an economical alternative to shelter and hut deployments. It comes with a wide range of configuration options providing maximum flexibility, including integrated AC-DC power systems, fiber panels, and cable management & routing. Scalable configuration available up to four bays.

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Walk-in-Cabinets or WIC is a lighter-weight, cost-saving alternative to concrete shelters and huts. The Charles Industries WIC is a thermally regulated enclosure for remote base stations and edge computing sites.

WIC deployments, on average, will save our customers up to $4200, annually, in operating expense!

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Visit this morning with Tyler Osteen and Butch Higgs from Charles Industries at the South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association Fall Conference and Showcase at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia, SC. We will be featuring our latest fiber terminals, splice closures and below grade enclosures.

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Cold weather is coming, and our furry friends are looking for some warm & cozy nesting. Make sure to install the enclosures properly, and DO NOT FORGET to lock them.


If you are looking for an easily installable, lightweight cabinet that can distribute fiber to subscribers from a compact, environmentally protected outdoor terminal, look no further. Constructed from powder-coated aluminum, Optical Hub Cabinets (OHC) provide up to 864 splitters for your incremental fiber growth needs.

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We are so thankful to all our service women and men, both past and present. We owe you our freedom. Happy Veterans day to all!

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Damon DeSantis, National Sales Manager for Utilities, met with visitors and displayed Charles’ latest Utility product solutions at the UTC Region 7 Meeting that took place yesterday at the Hyatt Centric Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

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STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This interdisciplinary approach helps ask profound questions, encourage creative thinking, promote innovation, and help solve world problems!

Happy National STEM or STEAM day to all!

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Make your dreams bigger than you think you can achieve. Charles encourages you to dream big and spread your wings! Apply now.

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We all have our way of dealing with stress. At Charles, we stretch together as a team to get stress out of our way.

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SHRD5 is an NEC-compliant protective pole-top radio shroud that supports and conceals 4G and 5G remote radio heads (RRH) and 4G antennas. Its weather-resistant design is suited for aesthetic equipment concealment at the top of wood or metal poles and helps meet municipal requirements for concealed radio deployments.


You never know what's below our enclosures, until you dig deeper. Our CPAD, CBGE, and TRUE lines of below grade enclosures are sturdy and easy to install.

Happy Halloween.


Do you know that October 29, 1969, was the day of the first ever electronic message?

For over 15 years, we at Charles have been very proud to protect the broadband connections that bring people together.

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Charles Fiber Optic Dome Closures (FODC) provide a lightweight and versatile solution for splicing and protecting outdoor fiber connections in an aesthetically pleasing dome structure. Available in three sizes, the FODC can accommodate 48 (FODC-AS), 144 (FODC-A), or 288 (FODC-B) single fusion fiber splices.


At macrocells and macro sites, equipment and power demands often grow over time. Future-proof your site's ability to add capacity by starting with Charles' CUBE Modular Series Cabinets. Additional bays can be quickly added at any time to accommodate active equipment, passive fiber management, and battery bay growth. Take a look at the many features that make CUBE Modular Series cabinets the most flexible in the industry!
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We spotted this beautifully designed SHRD60 in the windy city of Chicago. We conduct thorough structural analysis to confirm that it will survive seismic and wind loading, keeping all internal equipment safe. Our thermal analysis ensures that all customer equipment will remain within the allowable operating temperature range. Learn more about our concealment shrouds at

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We are in Grand Forks, ND, with our Utility Solutions. Come and check out our Dome Closures, Compact Universal Enclosures, Multipurpose Cabinets, and Below Grade Enclosures.


Charles’ Tier Rated Underground Enclosures™ (TRUE) are made from Advanced Composite Material using a Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process. Combining the design flexibility of RTM and the strength of advanced composite materials, TRUE grade level enclosures provide Tier 15 and 22 performance with easy handling and installation.

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Tyler Osteen and Chris Simon displayed Charles' various broadband enclosure solutions today at the Kentucky Telecom Association/ Tennessee Broadband Association Fall Conference and Supplier Showcase in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Charles displayed their latest enclosure solutions at the Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar (MATSS) that took place yesterday and concludes later today at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO

Representing us are Lydia Chong and Jessica Corral

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Calling all the Charlotte, NC, Utility people, please stop by at The UTC Region 3 Expo to learn about our Utility solutions. Show floor is open till 6:30 pm EST.

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Let's celebrate the joy of being organized. Charles Industries' fiber product line provides versatile solutions to protect and organize fiber connections. Rack mounted CFRS panels, pad and pole mounted OHC cabinets, CFXC pedestals, CBGE below grade enclosures, and aerial mounted FSDC dome closures offer options for any application.

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Meet the problem solvers, solutions providers, educators, and front-line support team who ensure the customers have everything they need to succeed. Charles Industries thanks them for their incredible services every day.

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Charles Industries’ B05, R02, and Z02 Series Vertical Pedestals provide mounting facilities for fiber taps, RF passive components, and more that are needed in today’s Fiber-to-the-Home networks. Available in louvered and non-louvered styles and multiple sizes, these pedestals are engineered for direct buried installations. A removable dome cover allows easy access to internal equipment, while a self-latching lock ensures that the enclosure is tamper-proof. Mounting stakes or internal bracketry kits support various kinds of equipment, offering customization for any application.


Charles Industries offers a full line of fiber accessories to complete your installations. We have protective enclosures for CWDM/DWDM modules, as well as splitter and splice trays in multiple sizes to suit a variety of applications.

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1450 American Lane, 20th Floor
Schaumburg, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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