Ohmite Manufacturing Company has been the leading provider of resistive products for high current, high voltage, and high energy applications for over 90 years. The company's full complement of resistor construction includes wirewound, wire element, thick film, and ceramic composition. Ohmite Manufacturing Company started operations in a small shop on the west side of Chicago in 1925. Founded by David T. Siegel, the company's focus was to manufacture carbon and wire wound 'lug' resistors for Chicago's growing radio manufacturing industry. As the electronics industry grew and continued to develop, Ohmite continued evolving to service ever changing design requirements. In 1953, the company moved into a newly built factory and offices in Skokie, Illinois.