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Published on 7/26/2016

AWC eUpdate Newsletter July 2016

Allied's Office Olympics Returns!

Allied Office Olympics Summer 2016

With the 2016 Olympics set to get underway in Brazil in the upcoming weeks, Allied is taking the opportunity for some friendly in-house Olympic competition amongst each other as well. Previously hosting the 2012 Allied Office Olympics, our 2016 games is a chance for Allied's defending gold medalists to prove themselves, and new Allied Olympians to show the rest of the company what they're made of.

AWC's Office Olympics will kick off on Friday, August 5th with video footage of our very own opening ceremony and a lighting of the torch. Events such as the Office Relay, Wire Pong, Twist and Spool, Pancake Discus Throw, and Reel Toss will follow. Employees from all different departments will be participating, and pictures and video updates will be posted to our social channels throughout the entirety of the Olympics for you to follow along.

To make sure you don't miss any of our Allied Olympic updates, follow our Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google+ accounts. If you follow any of our pages, or if you "like" any of our posts that are posted between 8/1 - 8/19, you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card and your pick at some new Allied gear.

For a recap of AWC's 2012 Office Olympics, click here for video footage to see what you're in store for during the 2016 games!

Get Ready for Allied's NFL Pick 'Em Challenge!

Allied's Pick 'Em Challenge 2016

The 2016 NFL season will be here before you know it, which means that Allied's ever-popular Pick 'Em Challenge will be making its return for yet another season! Get your brain into football mode, because there's several weekly prizes and overall prizes at stake throughout the entire 17 week regular season.

Keep an eye out for more detailed information on the Pick 'Em Challenge and how to sign up next month!

Straight from the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Shielded Power Cable

Custom Cable Case Study

We know that wire and cable have all sorts of different uses, and each wire has specific applications they're intended for. But have you ever thought about combining two types of wire? Perhaps a power cable and a coaxial cable?

One of our customers came to our custom cable experts with a design for a "PowerAx" cable and our team was able to revamp it and create a custom shielded power cable to fit their exact needs. To learn all about this cable and its uses, read on here.

Video Spotlight

Festoon Cable

Festoon cable is easily distinguishable because of its flat construction, but what else makes this portable cord unique? Tune into our latest video for an overview of all things festoon cable you need to know!

Joke of the Month


Tommy was a philosophy major during his first semester in college. One day in class, they spent a great deal of time debating whether the glass was half full or half empty. After the class, Tommy was feeling pretty good about himself and what he was learning at university, so when he went home, he tried to continue the discussion with his family.

He took a 12 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured in 6 ounces of water. Then he took it into the dining room and placed it in the middle of the table. He proudly asked his family, "Can anyone tell me whether this glass is half full or half empty"

Without missing a beat, his grandmother replied, "Depends if you're drinking or if you're pouring."


Blog Corner


Check out our latest additions!

Product Knockout | UL1061 vs UL1007: Need a refresher on the similarities and differences between UL1061 and UL1007? Read our post here on UL1061 vs UL1007 to learn all about the dual ratings for these hookup wires.

Product Knockout | MTW vs THHN: MTW and THHN are PVC hookup wires that are almost one in the same. But is there something that sets them apart? Read our MTW vs THHN post here to find out.

Allied Encyclopedia | UL3239: If you're looking for a hookup wire that features high voltage ratings, up to 60kV, UL3239 is the wire for you! Learn all about UL3239, and its construction and uses here.