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Wausau, WI 54403

Forward Electronics History

At Forward Electronics, we service everything we sell. We pride ourselves on first-class quality installations and service by our well-trained technicians and can provide service and support on many other telephone systems as well.
Our service technicians are available 7 days a week to service your communication needs.

Dated NEC Systems are still supported by Forward Electronics

History of Forward Electronics

Mid 1930's

Melvin Strombeck opened a radio parts and service company called Radio Service Co.

Early 1940's

George Hablewitz and Adrian White acquired the company, now called Radio Service Supply Co., Inc.


Adrian White is killed in a car accident. George Hablewitz becomes the sole owner of Radio Service Supply Co., Inc.


Hablewitz sold the company, and the company changed its name to Radio-Television Service Supply Inc. as it ventured into the television parts business.


Forward Communications buys Radio-Television Service Supply and changes the name to Forward Electronics Inc. Lee Duncan operated the company, first as vice president and later as president. Forward Communications, based in Wausau Wisconsin, at one time owned WSAW-TV7 and WSAU radio in Wausau; television stations in Madison, Wi; Peoria, Ill.; Wheeling, W. Va.; and Odessa, Texas; another radio station and the Marshfield News-Herald.


Company name changed to Forward Electronics of Wausau Inc.


Wesray Inc., a New Jersey investment company and Forward Communications managers bought Forward Communications, then during the next four years sold all the company's assets except Forward Electronics.

December 1989

A group of employees and investors buys all Forward Electronic stock from Wesray Inc.

October 2008

Forward Electronics sells Muzak contracts/sales to Pridham Electronics and partners with them for installation and servicing of Muzak customers.