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Published on 8/30/2016

AWC eUpdate Newsletter August 2016

NFL Pick 'Em Challenge Goes Live

Allied's Pick 'Em Challenge 2016

With the NFL preseason set to wrap up later this week, football fans all over are gearing up for the start of the regular season. Set to kick off on Thursday, September 9, another season full of upsets, top 10 plays, controversy, wings, beer, and prize-winning pools will be underway! 

Speaking of football pools, Allied’s Annual Football Pick ‘Em Challenge is back for another season! Similar to last year, there will be overall season prizes as well as weekly prizes, so there’s always an opportunity for you to win. The ever-popular "Beat the Rep" feature will also make a return, giving you the chance to go head-to-head with your sales rep for bragging rights. And don’t forget about the Sideline Challenge, where you can win prizes for simply answering trivia questions, if predicting game outcomes isn’t your strong suit. With Allied’s Pick ‘Em Challenge, everyone has a chance to win!

For more details and information on how to sign up, visit our Annual Football Pick ‘Em Challenge Page.

Allied's Office Olympics: Recap and Results!

Allied Office Olympics Recap and Results

The month of August was filled with tons of excitement from the 2016 Rio Olympic games. However, the games in Rio weren’t the only Olympics underway during the month. Allied hosted their second Office Olympics — with a wire and cable twist of course — at their headquarters in Collegeville, PA, where employees from all departments came out to participate. 

Allied’s Office Olympics kicked off on August 5th with a live streaming on our Facebook page of our very own opening ceremony and lighting of the torch. Following the opening ceremony, there were five different events for employees to participate in. The In-By-One Relay inspired by our "In By One, Consider It Done" guarantee kicked things off, followed by several other highly competitive games involving lots of spools, wire, and drums. 

Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in each of the five events, and winning participants received gift cards as well. The medal ceremonies took place upon three different spool platforms where employees gathered to cheer, congratulate one another, and of course share in some friendly trash talking. 

If you didn’t follow along with our day-by-day coverage on Facebook, no need to worry! You can check out all of our fun photos and videos from the events now to relive all the Olympic action!

Allied Awards 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Allied Awards 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Allied is proud to announce Mike Gantert as the winner of the 2016 Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship. Beginning in 2011, Allied introduced a $10,000 company-sponsored scholarship to be awarded to a college or university-bound son/daughter of an Allied employee who has been with the company for at least three years. As a family-owned and operated business, we are always happy for the opportunity to celebrate family values and to give back to our employees and their loved ones. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must apply during their senior year of high school, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay in addition to their application. The $10,000 is payable over the course of the student's college career.

Mike Gantert is the son of long-time employee Holly Gantert, who’s been a sales representative at Allied’s headquarters in Collegeville, PA since 2004. Mike, a graduate of Pottsgrove High School, will attend Millersville University beginning in the fall, where he hopes to major in marketing. Millersville’s brand new marketing department was one of the main factors that drew Mike towards Millersville, along with their teaching staff and new on-campus accommodations. 

Mike isn’t the only Gantert to receive the Allied Wire & Cable scholarship. Holly’s son George Gantert was awarded the scholarship back in 2012. We are happy to be able to give back to the Allied family and we hope to keep the tradition of this scholarship alive for many years to come!

To learn more about the Allied Scholarship and Mike’s story, read the full press release.

Straight from the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Composite Automotive Cable

Custom Cable Case Study

Do you have a design in mind for a custom cable, but you just need someone to execute it? If that’s the case, we’re your people here at Allied! This is exactly what happened when a customer in the transit industry came to us with a design for a Custom Composite Transit Cable. 

Our customer knew the exact specifications for their cable and Allied was able to even simplify the cable by color coding specific parts for easy identification. Want to learn all about this custom cable we built? Read on here to find out.

Joke of the Month


Marvin was in the hospital on his deathbed, so the family called their preacher to be with him in his final moments. As the preacher stood by the bed, Marvin’s condition seemed to deteriorate, and Marvin motioned for someone to quickly pass him a pen and paper. The preacher quickly got a pen and paper and lovingly handed it to Marvin. But before he had a chance to read the note, Marvin died.

The preacher felt that now wasn’t the right time to read his note, and put it in his jacket pocket. While the preacher was speaking at the funeral, he suddenly remembered the note. Reaching deep into his pocket, he said “...right before Marvin died he handed me a note, and knowing Marvin I’m sure it was something inspiring that we can all learn from.” With that introduction, the preacher ripped out the note and opened it.



Blog Corner


Product Knockout | Tray Cable vs Teck Cable: Tray cable and teck cable both feature bare copper conductors, XLPE and ERP insulation, and PVC jackets. However, there are some characteristics that make them different. Can you guess what they are? Read on here to find out the difference between tray cable vs teck cable.

Closing Notice

Closing Notice

Allied Wire & Cable will be closed on Monday, September 5th in celebration of Labor Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.