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Winter Olympics Fun Facts…with an Allied Twist!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Allied Celebrates the Winter OlympicsThe spotlight is on Sochi as some of the world’s best athletes compete to win the Gold in 15 different winter events. At Allied, we love getting into the Olympic spirit (we even hosted our own version of the 2012 Summer Games), so we thought we’d give you some great Olympic fun facts…and some facts you may not know about AWC at the same time! Olympic Fun Fact #1 The 2014 Winter Olympics is the most expensive in history – costing approximately $50 billion. $50 billion is a lot of money! We may not be there quite yet, but Allied’s $50 million inventory, including standard and hard-to-find parts, is nothing to sneeze at! Olympic Fun Fact #2 The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius,” or in English, "Faster, Higher, Stronger." Allied offers FASTER shipping, a HIGHER level of personal customer service, and STRONGER commitment to providing resources you need, including educational videos, articles, FAQs, and more. Olympic Fun Fact #3 1988 was a big year! The first Jamaican bobsled team competed in the Calgary, Alberta Olympics and inspired the movie Cool Runnings. It was a big year for Allied too! The company was started in the Flynn family basement in the suburbs of Philadelphia in 1988. Learn more about our history. Olympic Fun Fact #4 In November, Russian astronauts took the Olympic torch on its first spacewalk! The torch traveled almost 25,000 miles in 123 days. That’s just a cool fact! But, if you are in the Continental US, and order from stock, your wire and cable will travel however many miles it takes to reach you in just 2 days, thanks to Allied’s locations across the country. Learn more about “All 48 in Less than 48.” Olympic Fun Fact #5 The Winter Olympics have become a family affair – seven sets of US siblings are competing in Sochi this year! Allied was not only founded by siblings, Tim, Dan, and Mike Flynn, along with family friend, Chris Burke, but it remains family-owned and operated to this day. We consider all our customers, employees, and vendors, members of our “Allied Family” and that’s why they come first! It’s all part of our motto of “common sense over dollars and cents.” We hope you had some Olympic fun with these facts! To keep the good times going, check out our Winter Olympics promotion where you can win cool Olympic gear and gift cards, including our “Gold Medal Grand Prize” – a $500 gift card of the winner’s choice!

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