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Published on 3/24/2015

AWC eUpdate Newsletter March 2015

Philadelphia Family Business Award Honors AWC

SmartCEO Philadelphia Family Business Awards

Allied will be recognized at a special awards ceremony on May 6, along with only 29 other select businesses. Presented by Philadelphia SmartCEO, the Family Business Awards honor family-owned companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area which demonstrate a high level of achievement without sacrificing a commitment to family values.

AWC has won other honors, but this one means a lot to us. Ever since the Flynn brothers started the company over 25 years ago, Allied has had a “family first” policy, so a legacy of family values is one we’re proud to have earned.

The way we see it, this award belongs to all our employees, customers, vendors, and other friends too, for being part of our somewhat extended family. So congratulations! If you’d like to learn more about this award we’ve won together, read the full press release.



Allied Drafts Two Promising Rookies to the Sales Team

Allied Drafts Two Promising Rookies to the Sales Team

Allied has been talent scouting in 2015 and making exciting new additions to the sales team. In the last round, we hired some wire and cable veterans. This time, we recruited two promising up-and-comers — Michele Henry and Tucker Koch.

Michele graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a degree in Health and Exercise Business and a minor in Business Management. She became a Fitness Manager and Personal Trainer at a fitness and wellness management consulting company. Michele also did a season with a national staffing firm as a Recruiter. When she’s not working, this former soccer player and once competitive cheerleader loves to run.

Tucker has a degree in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Business from James Madison University. He hasn’t been in the big leagues long, but he’s made a strong impression. In his spare time, he loves to golf, play basketball, and do a little snowboarding.

The same things that make Tucker and Michele great athletes are making them successful Allied account reps. They are team players, but they also have the drive and competitive spirit necessary to do the best they can for their customers — it’s a winning combination! Between these qualities and their backgrounds in business, our bright and industrious new teammates have a lot of potential.

But Michele and Tucker aren’t the only athletes on our team — we actually have a bunch of them here, even a retired professional basketball player! Get to know our promising rookies, and see who else is a former MVP turned Allied VIP on our key people page.



Straight From the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Solar Power Cable

A Case Study about Custom Solar Cable

The folks at Allied are a creative bunch, but we can’t claim to have all the bright ideas. One of our customers is the owner of a solar company, and he came up with a custom solar cable design that would not only save him days of installation work, but would be more cost effective than using generic home improvement store parts.

The customer wanted to patent his custom design and needed someone he trusted to get it built for him. He turned to his Allied rep with whom he’d formed a solid relationship. She was able to get the cable made to his exact specifications — right down to the “patent pending” marking on the jacket! Learn more about the invention of this custom solar cable here.



Copper Update March 2015

Click here to see the history of Camden Copper
Click here to see the most up-to-date Comex Copper Prices

Joke of the Month!


A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, "This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you." The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you want, son?" The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!" Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. "Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?" The boy licked his cone and replied, "Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!"


Blog Corner


Check out our latest additions!

Did you know that the letters and numbers in a harmonized cable part number actually tell you something about the part? Read up on H05V-K and H07V-K cable and H07RN-F portable cord in this Allied Encyclopedia article.

VNTC cable is the most common type of tray cable, but how much do you really know about it? We cover all the basics of VNTC cable in our latest Allied Encyclopedia article.