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Published on 7/5/2006

AWC eUpdate Newsletter July 2006

Are You RoHS Compliant?

Other than the price of copper, RoHS Compliance is today's hottest issue in the wire and cable industry. Allied Wire and Cable is pleased to announce it is doing its part in helping its customers achieve RoHS Compliance. Over 90% of all our products currently meet RoHS standards, and our sales team can assist you with all your RoHS questions and needs.

What is RoHS Compliance? RoHS refers to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The European Union (EU) instituted RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC banned six substances from being used in the manufacturing process. The goal of this directive is to protect the environment and reduce exposure related health risks.

This Directive affects both manufacturers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment. RoHS requires that Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexacalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenysis, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers no longer be used in manufacturing, as their use in production is dangerous human health, as is the eventual disposal of these products can be damaging to the environment.

Since Allied Wire produces and distributes "beginning of life" materials for electrical and electronic products, our compliance with the RoHS directive fulfills our obligations to the EU "end of life" directives:

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) EU Directive 2002/96/EC - This directive requires that the companies manufacturing electrical and electronic equipment take responsibility for the waste problem. These companies are compelled to collect waste and it in an ecological-friendly manner, either by ecological disposal or by refurbishment of the collected waste.
  • End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) EU Directive 2000/53/EU - This directive requires that manufacturers limit the use of certain hazardous substances in the production of new vehicles and automotive components. They are also to promote the recyclability of their vehicles.

Allied Wire and Cable's team of experienced sales representatives is here to assist you with all your RoHS needs. We can provide you with any certification you may need. Call your representative today and find out how we can help you achieve RoHS Compliance.


Allied Expands West: Hans Nelson Joins the Allied Team

June 26, 2006: Allied Wire and Cable is pleased to announce the addition of a 6th office in Wisconsin. With the addition of the Elkhorn, WI office, Allied welcomes industry veteran Hans Nelson. Hans has been in the wire and cable industry for nearly 20 years and brings with him vast knowledge and experience.

With a well rounded background in military, appliance, automotive, high temperature, high voltage, and electronic wire and cable, just to name just a few, Hans is very excited to have joined the Allied team. "I am extremely excited about this new opportunity. The people at Allied are a true pleasure to work with. I look forward to growing with this wonderful company," said Hans.

Allied Wire and Cable is ever expanding. Just within the past two months, Allied has added 5 new sales representatives in 3 locations. In addition to Hans, Allied welcomes Debby Hanisch to the Wisconsin office, Adam Baldoumas, who joined the New England Division, and Katie Thompson, who joined the Pennsylvania Headquarters location. Allied also congratulates Holly Gantert, a sales assistant with AWC for 2 years, who recently became an account representative. Please visit our Key People page to learn more about our entire sales team.