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Published on 6/22/2015

AWC eUpdate Newsletter June 2015

Allied Family Tree Grows a New Branch in Rochester

Allied Family Tree Grows a New Branch in Rochester

Earlier this month we announced the news that Allied has sprouted an office in New York. That kind of growth doesn't just happen overnight, though. It takes healthy roots. Nurturing. Room to grow. We found the latter in Rochester, NY. The rest came naturally for us.

But we're not just growing for the sake of growth; we're expanding because it will enable us to better help our customers. We're opening up shop in Rochester because we saw that the shifting landscape there had left a need— one that we're more than equipped to meet. See why our new presence in Rochester is good news for all.




M23053/5 Mil-Spec Heat Shrink Tubing To Require New QPL Approval

M23053 Now Requiring QPL Approval

Military grade heat shrink tubing to M23053/5 specs will soon require a QPL listing, not just a First Article Test Report.

Across the industry, end users (especially in the military and aerospace fields) have long requested a more stringent QPL requirement to address the abundance of substandard products on the market that claim to meet AMS-DTL-23053. SAE, together with NAVAIR, is now working to implement this approval process in response to these concerns.

Allied will stock the newly QPL'd heat shrink tubing as soon as it is available, so you can be sure that high quality M23053/5 mil-spec tubing is at your disposal whenever you need it. In the meantime, if you need any tubing or mil-spec products, just send us an RFQ!



What Type of Wire Are You? | A Personality Quiz

What Type of Wire Are You? | A Personality Quiz

The first of its kind, this personality quiz answers the burning question: "Which type of wire best reflects my personality?" We know you've pondered this before, as a wire and cable enthusiast.

Take this quiz to understand wire and cable and yourself on a whole new level. Tell us what you got, and share with your friends so that they too can know the cable type of their soul.





Straight From the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Cable with Vent Tube

Custom Cable Case Study

We're always going on about how there's no custom cable application too big or too small for us. Our cables reach way out into the atmosphere in all kinds of aviation uses. They also dive deep under the earth's surface in applications such as mining machinery, or in this case, the sewers.

A customer in the waste management industry gave us the opportunity to be involved with their work which improves the infrastructure of communities across the country. See how a special Allied-made custom cable with a vent tube contributed to their efforts.




Video Spotlight

Summer Video Greeting from AWC - "Long and Short"

Did you know that this past Sunday was the "longest day of the year?" Yup, as the day of the summer solstice, Sunday had the longest period of daylight those of us in the northern hemisphere will see all year. To celebrate that and the official start of summer, enjoy this AWC original video hosted by lovable, furry Rover: "Long and Short."




Copper Update


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Joke of the Month!


A woman went to the doctor's office where she was seen by a young new doctor who after a few minutes told her that she was pregnant. She burst out screaming and ran down the hall.

An older doctor stopped her and asked her what the problem was, and she told him what had happened. The doctor marched down the hallway to the young doctor and demanded, "What's the matter with you? Mrs. Terry is 59 years old, she has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"

The new doctor continued to write on his clipboard and without looking up said, "Does she still have the hiccups?

Source: Pretty Good Joke of the Day


Blog Corner


Check out our latest additions!

Type W Cable. Is it portable cord? Or power cable? The answer and more in "Allied Encyclopedia: Type W Cable."