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Published on 7/23/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter July 2014

Allied Named "Business of the Year" by Main Line Chamber of Commerce

Business of the Year Award

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has honored Allied Wire & Cable with the 2014 "Business of the Year" award during its annual Celebration of Business Leadership luncheon on June 26th, 2014. The award was accepted by Allied’s Co-President, Dan Flynn.

Allied Wire & Cable was recognized for its support to many organizations throughout the Philadelphia area such as the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS).

BLOCS is a local organization which helps to grant scholarships, raise endowment funds, and essentially provide support to schools throughout the Philadelphia region. Allied Wire has donated $500,000 over the past two years, and recently pledged another $500,000. Allied is honored to support the Make-A-Wish foundation and help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases, as well as encourage local children get a quality education through BLOCS.

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce presented awards to businesses of many different categories such as "Large Business of the Year," "Small Business of the Year," "Nonprofit of the Year," "Green Business of the Year," and "Growing Business of the Year," among others. Companies with more than 100 employees were eligible for the "Large Business" category, which was presented to both Allied Wire & Cable and Cintas at the luncheon.

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to have helped such esteemed organizations, and is honored to have been recognized by such a prestigious group such as the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about this event, please read our full press release here.


Allied Wire - Cable that is out of this World

Powering RF Neutralizers and other Ion Beam Systems

Wisconsin Warehouse Expansion

All types of companies require wire and cable to meet their unique needs, and in this case, that includes ion beam machinery and RF neutralizers. This technology was developed by NASA in the 1960’s, and is continuously growing and evolving with time.

The company asked for a cable with the same features of a typical 16 AWG 5 conductor tray cable, but with a few differences. Firstly, they requested a braid shield instead of a foil shield for added durability, and secondly they needed a specific color jacket. In this particular case, the customer knew the wire would be exposed against the machine so the look of the cable was important. Since tray cable typically comes in black, they requested a custom tray cable with a blue jacket to match the color of the machine, and also asked that their company’s name and website printed on it in order for their customers to know where to find replacements.

In the end, Allied was able to satisfy the customer by accommodating their unique need for a custom tray cable within a reasonable lead time at an affordable price.

Read more about this custom cable case study here!

Watch our Newest Videos

Wisconsin Warehouse Expansion

We've been busy this month! We have added three more product spotlight videos on coaxial cable, so be sure to check them out if you're in the market!

Both RG393 and RG400 coaxial cable are popular in the telecommunications industry, and are ideal for radio frequency, broadcast and wireless applications. We also added RG188A, which is an optimal cable for high performance data transmission and communication applications, especially in high temperature environments.

Coaxial cable not your cup of tea? No worries – we have a plethora of product spotlight videos which go into detail about all kinds of wire and cable such as Portable Cord, UL Hook Up Wire, and more. Check them out here!



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Joke of the Month!


An old man went to the doctor complaining that his wife could barely hear. The doctor suggested a test to find out the extent of the problem.

"Stand far behind her and ask her a question, and then slowly move up and see how far away you are when she first responds."

The old man, excited to finally be working on a solution for the problem, runs home and sees his wife preparing supper.

"Honey," the man asks standing around 20 feet away "what's for supper?" After receiving no response he tried it again 15 feet away, and again no response. He then asked again at 10 feet away, and again no response.

Finally he was 5 feet away. "Honey, what's for supper?" She replies, "For the fourth time it's lasagna!"

Source: greatcleanjokes.com


Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Allied Encyclopedia – Copper vs. Aluminum – Ever wonder what the differences are between copper and aluminum when it comes to wire and cable? Check out this blog post to learn the pros and cons to both materials!

Price Increase Alert – General Cable – General Cable put a price increase into effect recently. Read our full post here!

The Cable Chronicles – The History of Ribbon Cable – In our latest addition to The Cable Chronicle series, we talk all about ribbon cable. Want to learn more about it? Read it here!