Fiber & Cable Accessories was founded by Joe and Sheila Forrester in 1990. With 19
years of manufacturing and engineering experience, Joe Forrester was called upon by
the industry to help develop a device for storing reserve fiber optic cable. Standard
storage methods at that time were costly, unsafe and inadequate. Helping to develop
a loop device to store reserve fiber cable, the method was introduced to the industry.
The device resembled a snow shoe, therefore the name "snow shoe" was adopted by engineers, contractors, and distributors as a preferred method of storing reserve fiber
optic cable while maintaining the correct minimum bend radius required for cable integrity.
Fiber & Cable Accessories markets this storage unit under the trade name OPTI-LOOP.
Fiber & Cable Accessories continues to develop and manufacture products needed for
the ever changing telecommunications industry.