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Cadence Inc. celebrates 35 years in business

Cadence Inc.Cadence Inc. is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a leading contract manufacturer of advanced products, technologies, and services to medical device, diagnostics, aerospace, and commercial companies worldwide.

Originally founded as Specialty Blades in 1985 by engineer Martin Lightsey, the company developed a proprietary Computer Numeric Control sharpening process that featured precisely controlled, multiple step grinding and honing sequences to address the needs of companies requiring high performance custom-made blades.

Over the past 35 years, Cadence has continued the tradition of sharpening excellence by providing its customers with superior blades and needles, as well as rapidly expanding our technologies and services to include machining, tube fabrication, laser processing, metal stamping, finished device manufacturing and assembly, and much more.

Cadence now employs approximately 500 people with headquarters in Staunton and other locations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

For more information on Cadence, visit the company’s website at

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