Guardian Electric Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1932 in Chicago and today is a proven leader in the ever-changing world of technology. The company started with only seven people and started producing products by building and marketing fire and burglar alarms. Today the company has over 150 employees and has one facility in Woodstock IL. From only producing alarms, the company’s product line quickly grew to include stepping relays, solenoids, switches, and control grip assemblies. They offer products to meet customer’s requirements from single components to assemblies and sophisticated integrated systems. The company’s specialty switches for motion control product line includes 5-way mini switches, linear transducer switch, MS 4-way switch, rocker switch, slide switch, thumb wheel switch, toggle switch, trigger switch, and triplex 4-way switch. Their motion control grip line consists of B-7 control grip, B-8/MC-2 control grip, cargomaster, CH-46 collective grip, cobra control grip, Comanche collective grip, F-16 control grip, V-22 grips, LOH helicopter control grip, land systems control grips, MD grips, and universal control grip.