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Published on 4/26/2016

AWC eUpdate Newsletter April 2016

Free T-Shirt Alert!

Free T-Shirt Alert!

Nowadays it seems like a free t-shirt is a dime a dozen. Run in a race — get a free t-shirt. Sponsor an event — here's a free t-shirt for you. Attend a sporting event and what do you know? A shirt might come flying your way during a commercial break. These aren't the only ways to win free t-shirts however. There are several other ways, one being simply ordering wire and cable from Allied!

Starting today, April 26 through May 31, if you place a wire and cable order of $500 or more, you'll automatically receive an Allied t-shirt along with your order. Here's the kicker. These aren't just any shirts, but rather they're shirts designed by our very own Allied employees.

As part of our employee appreciation month, we held a t-shirt design contest for any employee who wanted to participate. A number of creative designs were submitted, and the whole company was able to cast a vote for their favorite t-shirt. After the votes were tallied, two winners were selected, which means that when you make a purchase of over $500, you'll have your pick at what design you like best.

When placing your order of $500 or more, be sure to include the keyword ("T-Shirt") on your purchase order. Please be mindful that this promotion is limited to one t-shirt per customer. For more information call your sales rep at 800-472-4655, or keep an eye on your inbox for an email with more details. Preview the two winning designs below:


I Pity the Spool t-shirt All You Need is Love t-shirt

Allied Donates $1 Million and Counting to Philadelphia Students

BLOCS check presentation for Bishop Shanahan

Since donating $1 million in scholarships to students in the Philadelphia area through the non-profit Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), AWC has recently signed on to donate another $500,000 to the organization over the next two years. BLOCS is a charity supported by companies, firms, and foundations in the Philadelphia area, whose mission is to give children in need access to a high quality Catholic school education.

Allied began donating to BLOCS in 2013, and has funded several Catholic schools local to their headquarters outside of Philadelphia. AWC is proud to support local schools with such admirable missions, and we look forward to helping many more local schools throughout our continued partnership with BLOCS in the upcoming school years.

To learn more about Allied's involvement with BLOCS, read the full press release here.

Straight from the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Stage Lighting Cable

Custom Cable Case Study

When one of our customers who specializes in set design, building, and installation recently came to us with a proposal for a custom cable, we were up for the challenge. Specifically, the customer was looking for a cable to be used to hang a moving light display on set. Our custom cable experts were able to work closely with the customer to design and build a custom stage lighting cable to steal the show! Learn more about the custom stage lighting cable in the full case study here.

Video Spotlight: Spotlight on Type G and G-GC

Type G and G-GC Cable

What's the deal with ground check wires anyway? Tune into this short video on Type G and Type G-GC cables for your answer to this question and many more! 

Joke of the Month


A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Hoping to look like a hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he was working on a big, important business deal.

He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"

The man said, "Yeah, I've come to activate your phone lines."


Blog Corner: Product Knockout

Product Knockout

Our Product Knockout Series continues with a matchup between two more sets of coaxial cables. This month we're featuring RG214 vs RG213 and RG223 vs RG58. Read on here to learn which cables would work best for your applications.

Instagram Giveaway Winner

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Congratulations to our contest winner, Dan D. from New Jersey!

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