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Published on 4/7/2010

AWC eUpdate Newsletter April 2010

Product Spotlight: SumiMark – Sumitomo's Tube Marking System

Sumitomo Heat Shrink Tubing Marking System

Identification is an important factor when dealing with any cable or tubing product. When the other end of a cable is several walls, floors or even buildings away, it's not always quick and easy to identify what it is if it's not clearly labeled. Taking this into account before installation is key in easing the headaches involved with labeling tubing and cables.

Sumitomo's SumiMark Thermal Tubing Marking System prints directly onto spools of SumiMark heat shrink tubing. It was designed so that the print is dry and can be handled immediately. The mark is permanent, and meets the abrasion and solvent resistance requirements of SAE-AS81531.

For high volume production runs, the SumiMark system can make marking your tubing a breeze, which means identifying them after installation will be just as easy. The system has an integrated cutter for lengths ranging from .50" to 29", and accepts graphics, logos, barcodes and many font types for personalization and brand identification.

Allied Wire & Cable is an authorized Sumitomo distributor. For more information about Sumitomo Products, including SumiMark systems and tubing products contact your sales representative or send us a RFQ online.


Manufacturer Price Increase Alert

price increase on Alpha Wire and Belden Cable for May 2010

There are two manufacturer price increases occurring in the coming weeks:

Belden Cable – Effective 5/3/10 for Fiber Optic Patch Cord products

Alpha Wire – Effective 5/3/10. There will be an approximately 3% increase on Manhattan™ Electrical Cable, Hook-up Wire and FIT® Shrink Tubing & Wire Management products.


LaPine moves from Warehouse to Sales Assistant


Allied Wire & Cable would like to announce the addition of the newest sales assistant in the Pewaukee, WI location. Justin LaPine began working in the warehouse in September of last year, handling receiving. On April 12th, Justin moved from his warehouse position to his new home as a sales assistant.

While Allied is his first experience in the wire and cable industry, Justin has 5 years experience in sales, having worked for a construction company selling heavy machinery. He has also spent the last 5 years working as a part-time fire fighter and EMT for the Dousman Fire Department.

"It is great having co-workers with a lot of experience in this industry for me to learn from," he said. Allied always tried to promote from within, and the entire Allied Family is excited to have him as a part of the sales team.

Please join us in welcoming Justin to his new position, and click here to learn more about him and our entire sales team!


Joke of the Month!


Before going to Europe on business, a man drove his Rolls Royce to a downtown NY City bank and went in to ask for an immediate loan of $5,000. The loan officer was quite taken a back, and requested collateral.

"Well, then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce", the man said.

The loan officer promptly had the car driven into the bank's underground parking for safekeeping, and gave him $5,000.

Two weeks later, the man walked through the bank's doors, and asked to settle up his loan and get his car back. The loan officer checked the records and told him,

"That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest."

The man wrote out a check, thanked the loan officer, and started to walk away.

"Wait sir," the loan officer said, "While you were gone, I found out you are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow?" The man smiled.

"Where else could I securely park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?"



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