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Published on 11/19/2013

AWC eUpdate Newsletter November 2013

Holiday Fun with AWC

Thanksgiving with AWC's 25th Anniversary

Thanksgiving is coming up and we hope everyone’s getting into the holiday spirit! This year, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for – our amazing customers, vendors, and employees – all of whom have helped us get where we are today!

To say thanks, we’re continuing our 25th anniversary events, and giving you more chances to win great prizes when you complete holiday trivia related to some of the lesser-known November holidays, like Look for Circles Day and National Tongue Twister Day. To make it even more fun, we’ve been showing you how we’re celebrating with different pictures and videos each week. See what we’ve been up to and go answer our current trivia question now.

And don’t forget to watch our main video, “Happy Hour History – The First Thanksgiving” where you get a retelling of the feast that started it all. It may not be historically accurate, but is definitely good for a laugh.

This year has been a whirlwind, and it is hard to believe that the final month of our 25th anniversary celebrations is almost here! In our December video, we will announce the FIVE winners of our final Giveaway Extravaganza prizes, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. We will still run a December challenge where you’ll be able to earn entries for our Grand Prize Raffle for a Caribbean vacation for two! Remember, all of your entries from throughout the year will go into this, so we hope you’ve been playing along!

Keep an eye on your inbox and Our new video and details on our December challenges will be released soon!


Charity Week to Grant Wishes & Help Our Furry Friends

Charity Week 2012

Excitement is building for our 8th Annual Charity Week, which will run from December 16th to December 20th this year. A percentage of all sales made that week will go to two great causes – the Humane Society and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The Humane Society is a non-profit dedicated to defending the wellbeing of animals of all kinds – both pets and wildlife. The organization campaigns for laws to protect animals, investigates animal cruelty, and cares for all types of animals in its shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centers. In past years, Charity Week has supported the ASPCA, and we look forward to continuing our support of the welfare of animals through the Humane Society and this year’s donation.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions, providing amazing experiences for children and their families and inspiring joy and hope during a very difficult time. Allied Wire & Cable has a long history with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which was the main beneficiary of the very first Charity Week back in 2006, and again from 2008 to 2010. We are also proud to support Make-a-Wish with fundraisers at other special events throughout the year, including our special “Christmas in July” Charity Week this summer, where we were able to raise more than $9,000 for the organization. Over the years, we have been able to help grant wishes for trips to Disney World, a VIP shopping trip, the installation of a therapy pool, a trip to Phillies Spring Training to meet the players, and more.

With your help, Charity Week raised $17,419 last year for the American Cancer Society, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the ASPCA, and we hope to beat that number this year! All you have to do is order during Charity Week, and a percentage will automatically go to supporting two great causes!

Stay tuned for more information on Charity Week 2013, coming soon!


Product Spotlight: Type P Cable

Type P Cable for Oil Rigs

IEEE 1580 Type P cable is used in offshore and onshore drilling rig applications. It is available in a variety of constructions, including unarmored, armored, and armored and sheathed, but all are carefully designed to withstand the harsh environments encountered on the oil rigs. Reliability is crucial in these applications, and Type P cables must resist extremes in temperature, vibrations, drilling mud, salt corrosion, UV, moisture, and other mechanical stress.

Allied offers a wide range of marine and shipboard cable options, including IEEE 1580 Type P cables. For more information, please contact your sales rep or email



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Closing Notice

Allied Wire & Cable will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving.

We hope you all enjoy the holiday and have a great time celebrating all there is to be thankful for!


Joke of the Month!


One Thanksgiving a friend and I were walking down a main street in Albany when a man comes up to me and gives me a turkey and says, "Happy Thanksgiving!"

Without hesitation my friend knocks him out. I asked my friend why he punched the nice man. My friend said, "He gave you the bird!”



Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Get to Know Allied WI – Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so we asked the members of our Midwest Allied family to let us know what they’re thankful for! Learn more about them in this fun interactive post…

New USS Zumwalt Features Allied Wire! – We know our customers are always working on interesting projects with the wire and cable products they get from Allied, but we love it when we get to see the end result—especially when it’s part of a cutting edge military design. Read all about the newest and largest stealthy ship in the US Navy and the mil spec and shipboard cable from AWC that helped make it possible…

Carol Brand Portable Cord Price Increase – With a reputation for being the least favorite day of the week, this upcoming Monday is no exception. On Monday, November 11, 2013 General Cable will be increasing prices on their line of portable cord. Learn more about the Carol Cable increase…

Carol Brand Portable Cord Price Increase – Hopefully, your summer this year was exciting enough that the news of revisions to the ANSI/NEMA HP 8-2006 standard flew completely under your radar. If you did miss its release in July, don’t worry—not much has changed. The major revisions are in the reference section. A reference to ANSI/NEMA WC 67-2012 Standard for Uninsulated Conductors Used in Electrical and Electronic Applications was added and some internal references were removed. Review the basics of the HP8 standard…