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Published on 10/4/2006

AWC eUpdate Newsletter October 2006

Do You Know if You Need Plenum Cable?

You may have seen in our catalog or on our website that some of our products come in a Plenum version. Maybe you've been asked to purchase Plenum cable, but you weren't really sure what Plenum was. What is Plenum? Plenum refers to products that can legally be installed in the specific space in a building that is used to store HVAC and wire and cable.

Products that will be installed in the plenum space must adhere to certain fire code requirements. The Plenum Space is the area that is used for air circulation of heating and air conditioning systems, usually located between the structural and suspended ceiling or under a raised floor. Generally, anything installed in the Plenum Space must not burn easily and must not emit toxic fumes if exposed to extreme heat.

To achieve these requirements, Plenum products are coated with a flame-retardant material such as ETFE or PVC, so that in the event of a fire, it will not emit toxic fumes and smoke as it burns. In certain areas, plenum cable is required by law in new construction. Because of this and other requirements, Plenum wire and cable tends to be more expensive than non-plenum products.

Plenum versions are available for Communication Cables ( Category Level 3 and Level 5 Twisted-Pair , Cat5e and Cat6 , Coaxial Cable ) and also Fire Alarm and Security Cable .


Allied Wire's Race for Referrals

Gift Cards

Allied Wire & Cable would like to show our appreciation to the people who are most responsible for our growth: You! In the past we have discovered that 3rd party referrals from our most satisfied customers generate the most prized new accounts. It reminds us that we are doing a good job when a current customer feels at ease recommending a colleague or another company to us. We truly appreciate your loyalty and kind words.

So for every referral you will receive a Blockbuster movie card from us.

If that account places a first time order with us for over $100.00 you will receive more gift cards based on the size of the order

  • For every referral - (1) Blockbuster Movie Card
  • For new orders over $100 - (1) $10 Gift Card
  • For new orders over $500 - (1) $50 Gift Card
  • For new orders over $1000 - (1) $100 Gift Card
  • Offer is only good for 1st order
  • All referrals must be new customers or customers who have not ordered from us in 2 years or more
  • Offer Valid Until December 31, 2006

Please speak with your salesperson for more information.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Referral Appreciation Program