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Published on 2/3/2010

AWC eUpdate Newsletter February 2010

Our Promise to You


As a family owned and operated business, family values are important to the way we run our company. Our customers and employees are all important members of the Allied Family, and we make it a point to take care of each and every member of our family. We judge our success by looking at the success of our customers and will do whatever it takes to help you. That is our promise: to do whatever we can to make your job easier, your business stronger and more successful.

We believe you should be treated like you're our only customer, and have several procedures and services in place to make sure you're taken care of when you order from us. They begin from the moment you call us, because your call will always be answered by a real person. That means no automated systems, constant transfers or unnecessary callbacks.

The quality of our products is something we take very seriously. Over 98% of the products we sell are manufactured in the United States. Allied is ISO 9001:2008 certified and we will provide any certifications you need. In addition to ISO quality, many of our products are RoHS and REACH compliant, so you can rest easy about the quality of our products.

Our “In by One, Consider it Done” shipping guarantee means that if you place an order on stock items by 1:00 PM EST, it will ship same day. While other companies are lowering their, we maintain a $15 million inventory. And with our VMI and Custom Stocking Programs, we can solve your supply problems using inventory management systems and customized stocking programs that fit your specific needs. Combine that with a low order minimum of only $50, we can get you the materials you need when you need it no matter what the order size.

Sometimes off-the-shelf cables simply won't cut it. Our value-added services help to ensure you receive exactly what you're looking for, without needing further alterations. We always encourage custom requirements and if a stock cable isn't right we have experienced sales reps and engineers ready to help you design the exact cable you need from start to finish.

Giving back to others less fortunate is also paramount to us, and we will continue to do so this year by helping charitable organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation through special events like our Annual Charity Week. Your support in past charity events has been spectacular, and we know 2010 will be no different.

The bottom line for us is not dollars and cents, but people: our customers and employees. We did all we could to preserve and create jobs in 2009 and will continue to do so this year. We take this very seriously, because when the economy rebounds your orders will be handled properly by a knowledgeable staff.

With the economy where it stands today, we understand that our customers are the most important part of our business and will do all we can to help you reach your goals and become more successful. Without you, we wouldn't be where we are today and we promise to do all we can to thank you for your continued support.



Alpha Wire Introduces Environmentally Friendly Hook-Up Wire: EcoWire™

Alpha Wire EcoWire

Alpha Wire announced their new line of EcoWire™ Hook-Up Wire. EcoWire™ is a low environmental impact cable that can replace typical PVC hook-up wire. The difference is in the insulation. Modified Polyphenylene Ether (mPPE) insulation is more durable, lighter and has a much smaller diameter than regular PVC. It also has better dielectric strength, which is what allows for the smaller diameter.

The reduction in materials isn't the only environmentally friendly aspect of EcoWire™. It meets both RoHS and WEEE requirements, mPPE will degrade over time and it is recyclable. It also contains no halogens or other hazardous materials, which can be dangerous if the cable ever burns. However, it has a great operating temperature range of -40°C to 105°C and is flame resistant.

Allied is an authorized distributor for Alpha Wire products. If you need a quote on EcoWire™ or any other Alpha Wire product, contact your Allied sales representative or to view Alpha EcoWire specs or submit a RFQ online.



March Madness is Coming!

March Madness 2010

It's tough to think about anything other than the Olympics right now, but with Selection Sunday less than three weeks away, we’re gearing up for our annual March Madness Pool! Be on the lookout for an e-mail from us on Monday the 15th with the official rules and a link to enter the contest for a chance to win an iPod and HDTV!



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