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Published on 5/27/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter May 2014

Gesu School Receives $20,000 to Improve Education in Philadelphia

AWC Supports Gesu School Students

Allied is partnering with non-profit, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) for the second year, having committed to donate $250,000 for 2014. The Gesu School will receive $20,000 in funding from Allied’s donation.

The Gesu School is located in one of the most marginalized neighborhoods of North Philadelphia, a neighborhood with the second highest incidence of major crimes in the city, and where one out of every three families lives below the Federal Poverty Level.

In an area where families must deal with daily struggles, the Gesu School offers a guiding light for 450 students, from Pre-K through 8th Grade. The school serves children of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. In fact, only 8% of students identify as Catholic. However, if students were to attend local public schools rather than enrolling at Gesu, 98% of them would attend one of the poorest performing public schools in the city.

The Gesu School differentiates itself in its dedication to fostering self-respect and personal growth in its students, in addition to providing an excellent, well-rounded education. This approach includes addressing the needs of each individual learner, and incorporates advanced courses, extracurricular programs, remedial programs, leadership programs, social support and counseling, and art programs.

Ultimately, more than 90% of Gesu graduates go on to complete high school within four years, compared to the average for Philadelphia, which hovers around 65%.

Allied is proud to support a local school with such an admirable mission, and one which truly changes the lives of so many students. You can learn more about the school, its values, and its success stories by visiting the Gesu School website.

AWC looks forward to helping many more local schools and their students through its partnership with BLOCS throughout 2014, so stay tuned for updates.

To learn more about Allied’s efforts to improve education in Philadelphia, including its support of more than 100 scholarships for students in need, read our 2013 BLOCS press release.

 

 

Revisiting RG Cables – New Videos Available Online

RG Coaxial Cable Product Spotlight Videos

Our series of RG coaxial cable videos is growing!

You may have seen our original set of “Product Spotlights,” featuring popular coax products like RG142 cable, RG174 cable, RG178B/U cable, and RG179 cable. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Go watch them!). And now you can expand your knowledge of coax with three brand new videos.

Our newest “Product Spotlights” introduce RG213 cable, RG214 cable, and RG316 cable. Each one minute video includes an overview of the coaxial cable construction, along with its ratings and usage.

In a product group like coax, where there are seemingly infinite constructions on the market, we hope you find these short RG cable videos to be a simple, interesting way to learn about your options, rather than sifting through hundreds of spec sheets.

Watch the RG cable video playlist on YouTube now.

Don’t use much coaxial cable? Never fear! We have a wide range of videos in our educational library. Check out our Allied Wire & Cable YouTube channel to see videos about automotive wire, tray cable, mil spec cable, solar cable, hook up wire, portable cord, custom cable, heat shrink tubing, and even value-added services.

 

 

Allied Wire - Cable that is Out of this World
Powering Surf Innovations

Wire Out of This World

Planning to spend some time at the beach this summer? Want to get some surfing in? Well, Allied Wire just might be out there in the waves with you.

Custom cables are our specialty, and one of our custom constructions is currently helping surfers propel themselves through the water. A specially designed Allied Wire custom cable connects the battery pack for a lightweight personal water propulsion system that surfers control wirelessly from a small device on their wrist.

The unique system allows surfers to get out in the water and ready to catch the next wave much faster than they would if they were paddling back out on their own. Thanks to this technology, surfers are able to optimize their surf sessions – spending more time up on the board, and riding bigger waves that would normally require a tow in. It also makes it easier to get out when the break of the waves is soft and really working against you, and allows surfers to spend some time in the water on “bad” days when traditional surfboards wouldn’t be able to do much at all.

Allied is happy to play a role in improving surf sessions, and to serve the OEMs who bring these cool and innovative products to market. To see how Allied’s custom cable design and manufacturing services can help your unique application, visit our Custom Cable Design Center.

 

 

 

 
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Joke of the Month!

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“C’mon Ma, you have to try it,” I pleaded to my elderly mother. I don’t know how my mother lasted this long without ever using the internet, but enough was enough!

“Okay,” she said reluctantly settling down by the computer and slowly putting on her reading glasses. “What do I do now?”

“Now I’m going to open the homepage of Google,” I explained. “Okay here it is! Now type in ANY question you want into the bar over here and you will find an answer to your question.” I confidently assured her.

My mother looked at me warily, thought for a second, and slowly began to type...

“How is Gertrude doing this morning?”

Source: greatcleanjokes.com

 

 

 

Blog Corner

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Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Price Increase Alert - Belden –It’s almost summer! Brace yourself for higher temperatures, children running amok…and a price increase from Belden. Prices are set to go up 2-4% on all Belden Cable products. Get details on Belden’s most recent price increase...

Nuclear SIS Cable – Nuclear power plants – somewhere you want a cable failing? We didn’t think so! When it comes to critical applications such as those in nuclear power plants, a high-quality cable that can withstand its demanding environment is a necessity. There is little room for error, so strict standards, like the IEEE 323-1974 and 383-1974 Class 1E nuclear cable ratings, keep safety and efficiency the main priorities. Read more about Nuclear Rated SIS cable...

The Cable Chronicles: History of Solar Power and Solar Cable Standards – Humans have been harnessing renewable energy sources, like solar power, longer than most people realize. As early as 7th century BC, people were intensifying the rays of the sun with the help of a magnifying glass to build fire. In modern times, solar energy is harnessed on a much larger scale and there is an extensive history behind the technological advances that have brought us to the solar cells we use today. Although standards for the solar wire used in these applications are relatively new, they have already seen quite a progression of their own. Explore the history of solar cable standards...

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