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Published on 2/25/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter February 2014

Win Winter Olympics Gear and Gift Cards

Winter Olympics 2014 Promo

We’re extending our Winter Olympics promo so you have even more chances to win! Our promo, originally set to end on Friday, February 21st will now run to Friday, February 28th.

Get your hands on awesome Olympic t-shirts, hats, travel mugs, and pins, or one of our gift cards ranging from $25 to $100. And don’t forget our GOLD MEDAL GRAND PRIZE – a $500 gift card of the winner’s choice. Altogether, we’re giving out 15 prizes in honor of the 15 events featured in the 2014 Winter Games, so there are plenty of chances to win!

All you need to do is place an order over $1,000 and write “Winter Win” on your P.O. to earn a raffle ticket. Order more than $2,500 and you’ll get 2 tickets; $5,000 or more, and you’ll get 3 tickets in the raffle.

For full details, check out our Winter Olympics Promo flyer.



New Cable Basics Video: Insulation and Jacketing

Cable Insulation and Cable Jacket

Get back to basics with our new insulation and jacketing video. If you enjoyed our Cable Basics 101: Conductors video, this new installment is a must-see.

You’ll learn all about insulation and jacketing and the part these components play in a cable’s constructions. We’ll also introduce you to some of the most popular material options, including plastics, low smoke zero halogen and cross-linked materials, fluoropolymers, and rubbers. By the end of the video, you should have a good idea of the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each.

With our Cable Basics videos, learning about wire and cable components is easy and interesting. So what are you waiting for? Watch our brand new Cable Basics video about cable insulation and jacketing now!



Allied Wire – Cable that is Out of this World
Giving Sports Fans a Good View

Wire Out of This World

Stadium lighting involves a huge network of cabling to power everything from the lights on the courts and fields to the lighting that illuminates the seating areas and concession stands.

With all of the different sizes and types of cables involved in the operation of a sports stadium, streamlining the wiring becomes critical. The cables cannot take up a lot of space and they must stay organized so they can be accessed for maintenance. Keeping track of it all can get pretty tricky when you’re working with such large volumes. That’s where Allied’s custom hybrid cables come in.

Custom cable experts at Allied have designed custom hybrid cables to combine multiple types and sizes of lighting wire under one jacket, and they’ve done it for some of the largest stadiums in the US – including the homes of some of your favorite NFL teams.

At Allied, we’re pretty big sports fans and if we can make stadiums a little brighter so everyone can get a better view of a great play…or just see the aisles well enough to get out of your seat quickly, make it down for a beer, and get back in time not to miss anything, we’re all for it!

Learn more about custom cables from Allied, including our custom lighting cable, in our custom cable case studies.



Save the Date - Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo 2014

Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo

Will you be attending the Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo this year? If so, be sure to plan a stop to see Allied while you’re there. We’ll be in booth #3053.

The Expo runs from April 1-3 in Long Beach, CA and focuses on the issues surrounding on-board electrical power in the aerospace industry. The summit has something to offer for every aspect of the aerospace world - from military to business and commercial aircraft, to military aircraft and even spacecraft.

Sessions cover a variety of topics, including new aerospace technologies, quality control, trends and challenges for power management, improving power safety, and much more. You can find more information about the sessions available here.

Be sure to check back for next month’s newsletter, where you’ll learn more about aerospace cables available from Allied and what you can expect to find at our booth!





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Joke of the Month!


A taxi passenger taps the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screams, loses control of the car, nearly hits a bus, goes up on the footpath, and stops centimeters from a shop window.

For a second, everything goes quiet in the cab, then the driver says, "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!"

The passenger apologizes and says, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much.”

The driver replies, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver. I've been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years."

Source: laughfactory.com




Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Winter Olympics Fun Facts…with an Allied Twist! – The spotlight is on Sochi as some of the world’s best athletes compete to win the Gold in 15 different winter events. At Allied, we love getting into the Olympic spirit (we even hosted our own version of the 2012 Summer Games), so we thought we’d give you some great Olympic fun facts…and some facts you may not know about AWC at the same time! Check out some fun Olympics trivia…

All About M5086 Cable – M5086 cable is a mil spec wire commonly used in aerospace and aircraft applications because of its strong resistance to impact, abrasion and industrial fluids. Initially known as MIL-W-5086, the standard is actually now managed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, under the specification SAE-AS50861. The cables, however, are still usually referred to by the military spec. Learn more about the different types of M5086 aircraft cable…