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Published on 12/23/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter December 2014

Big Thanks to All – Charity Week was a Huge Success!

Charity Week was a Huge Success!

A big 'thank you' to each and every one of you who participated in this year’s Charity Week – we were able to raise a grand total of $18,145.74 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Humane Society!  From December 15th through December 19th, a portion of all sales were donated to both of these wonderful causes, and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!

The Make-A-Wish Foundation helps to inspire hope in families with children who have life-threatening illnesses, and we are privileged to work with such an amazing organization.  Half of the total amount raised, over $9,000, will be used towards wishes of all kinds!  Some wishes we were able to help grant in the past include a trip to Disney World, the installation of a therapy pool, a trip to the Phillies Spring training, and more.  

Allied was also honored to help the Humane Society, which is an organization dedicated to giving animals a voice.  They work tirelessly to end animal cruelty, and to be an advocate for all types of at-risk animals, both domestic and wildlife.  The other half of the donation total will aid in the efforts to combat large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, captive hunts and more. 

Charity Week is one of our favorite traditions here at Allied, and we look forward to it every year.  Every child that receives a wish and every animal that is rescued is the reason why we do this, and it is our privilege to give back to those in need.  This year was a massive success, and we want to thank all of YOU for making it a possibility.  Happy Holidays! 



AWC is Named Winner of The Main Line Gives Back Award!

AWC is Named Winner of The Main Line Gives Back Award!

We are thrilled to announce that The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has chosen Allied Wire & Cable as a winner of The Main Line Gives Back award! This award was created to honor and acknowledge companies that work hard at enhancing and giving back to the community, and Allied is proud to receive such a distinguished award.

AWC Chief Financial Officer Matthew O’Reilly accepted the award, and stated, "It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of our company. I enjoy working for a company that cares so much about giving back to those in need."

2014 was The Main Line Chamber of Commerce's fourth year celebrating the award, and this year the ceremony took place during the Red Carpet Dinner at Drexelbrook, on December 10th, 2014. Other winners included Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach REALTORS, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, Dunleavy & Associates, Penn Liberty Bank, and Scargill/McClurken Insurance Company.

At Allied we pride ourselves in always giving back to the community, and being named a recipient of this award is not only gratifying, but motivating. We will continue to hold fundraisers and events to help support those who are in need, and will always be of service to our community.

Read more about this award in our full press release here!




Allied Wire - Cable that is Out of this World  

Powering Mining Equipment Overseas

Powering Pipeline Applications Flawlessly

Recently a customer came to us with a request for Custom Mining Cable for their mining equipment overseas. Our Allied rep was happy to take on the challenge of creating the ideal cable for their needs while meeting all of their requirements.

Because the customer needed multiple cables for their unique mining application, the decision to use a composite cable to create a Custom Mining Cable was a smart one. This way, we are able to save our customer valuable time on installation, as well as eliminate wire confusion and save them their hard-earned money. What would have been six loose wires was then compacted into one simple, composite cable.

Inside the abrasion-resistant thermoplastic elastomer jacket is machine type wire, meeting the requirements of UL 1284, UL 1283, or UL 1015, as well as six conductors total. Two of the conductors are 2/0 AWG, one is 4 AWG, another is 14 AWG, and the last two are a 14 AWG twisted pair.  This cable also features individually tinned copper braid shielding as well as an overall tinned copper braid shield.

Our customer's needs were met with one wire that does the job of six, and is perfect for their unique needs so that their mining equipment can run smoothly and safely overseas. If you would like to read more about this Custom Mining Cable Case study, click here!



Watch our New Videos

Powering Pipeline Applications Flawlessly

It’s been another busy month here at Allied, and we are excited to present you with two new Product Spotlight videos! In the first video, we highlight RG303 coaxial cable, which is ideal for security monitoring, control systems and TV networking, as well as other common RG application such as broadcasting and radiofrequency/wireless communications.

And secondly, we are shedding light on RG187A coaxial cable which specializes in carrying video signals for security systems in high temperature environments. This cable also suitable for common coaxial cable functions such as broadcasting and data transmission.

RG303 and RG187A both feature a silver-coated, copper clad steel conductor, a PTFE dielectric, and an overall silver-coated copper braid shield. RG303 is protected by a FEP jacket, while RG187A has a PTFE Jacket.

Looking for another type of coaxial cable? Never fear – our large inventory of informative videos is sure to lead you to the right wire and cable for you, take a look here!




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Joke of the Month!


On Christmas Eve, John finally got around to buying his wife a little gift for the next day. Always short of money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be.

Unable to decide, John entered a department store and in the cosmetics section he asked the girl, "How about some perfume?" She showed him a bottle costing $150.

"Much too expensive!" He cried.

The young lady returned with a smaller bottle for $50. "Oh my goodness," John complained, "still far too much."

Growing rather annoyed at John's attitude, the sales girl brought out a tiny $10 bottle and offered it to him.

John became infuriated, "You don't get it! What I mean", he whined, "is I'd like to see something REALLY cheap!"

So the sales girl handed him a mirror.

Source: greatcleanjokes.com




Blog Corner


December is one of the busiest times of year, and our blog corner is no exception!  Check out our latest additions!

Price Increase Alert – Hitachi –– A new year brings new changes, and 2015 is no exception.  Hitachi will be raising their prices, effective January 1st, 2015. Read more about the price change here!  

NewsReel: Coaxial Cable – Curious about the latest trend in the wire and cable industry? Believe it or not, coaxial cable is what powers your Netflix, Apple TV and gaming consoles.  Read more about this innovative wire here!