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Published on 10/27/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter October 2014

No Tricks, Only Treats with Allied's Value Added Services

No Tricks only Treats with Allied's Value Added Services

With Halloween just a few days away, we'd like remind everyone about some of the TREATS you can receive when you come to Allied for your wire and cable needs.

Do you need some Identification Solutions for your place of business? Are you having trouble differentiating wires or needing different colored wires? Look no further, Allied is more than happy to help!

  • Wire striping and dyeing
  • Ink Jet and Laser Printing
  • Hot Stamping

Looking for a way to minimize waste and simplify your installation process? Our large list of Installation Solutions will save you time and labor, take a look at your options:

  • Custom Lengths
  • Cut & Stripping
  • Twisting, Paralleling, and Braiding
  • Triplexing and Quadraplexing
  • Etching
  • Tape Jackets
  • Tube Cutting & Marketing
  • Termination Solutions


From packaging & shipping solutions to labeling and inventory management solutions, we have a plethora of unique options to make the ordering and shipping process simple and cost-effective.

 For more information about what AWC can offer, watch our Value-Added Services video to learn more about additional options!

Charity Week is on its Way!

Charity Week is on its Way!

Allied Wire & Cable is excited to once more participate in our 9th Annual Charity Week! Each year, Allied donates a percentage of all sales to a few much-deserving nonprofit charities, and we are honored to keep the tradition rolling.

Last year during the 8th Annual Charity Week Allied was able to donate a grand total of $18,629.65 to two very worthy causes, the Humane Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, making 2013 the most successful charity week yet!

The Humane Society has always held a special place in the Allied family, and we were absolutely thrilled to raise $9,214.83 to help support its work on behalf of both domestic animals and wildlife through shelters, rehabilitation programs, legal advocacy, and more.

Allied also gave a generous donation of $9,414.83 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which contributes to all sorts of wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Allied has a long history with Make-A-Wish; they have been the main beneficiary of many Charity Weeks over the years as well as the recipient of donations from other special events over the years.

In the end, last year's charity week proved to be a huge success - Allied was able to raise almost a $20,000 for two amazing causes! Let's make 2014 the year to beat, stay tuned for more details soon!



Allied Wire - Cable that is Out of this World – Powering Pipeline Applications Flawlessly

Powering Pipeline Applications Flawlessly

When it comes to some of the most rugged environments, including the energy and mining industry, stock cable just won't get the job done. One of our most recent customers needed a Custom Composite Power Cable for their pipeline applications, which can have harsh and unforgiving conditions.

Allied had created similar cables for this customer in the past, so they came to us with a design and the confidence that we could provide them with the cable they need yet again.

The custom composite cable specs called for two 10 AWG power wires, with tinned copper conductors with a FEP insulation. This insulation is a key ingredient for this custom cable because it is resistant to solvents, acids, alkalis, ozone and oils – which is a crucial aspect for many pipeline applications. It was then bound together with a thermoplastic jacket, making it flexible and moldable.

Overall, the customer's design was great, but our sales rep had one important recommendation –to use a stranded conductor instead of a solid, in order for the cable to be more flexible. In the end, our customer walked away satisfied with their experience with AWC, which is our main goal.

Interested in reading more about this specific case? Check out our custom case study gallery to read more about this Custom Composite Power Cable Case study and others!




Watch our New Video!

Watch our New Video!

This month we would like to shine our Product Spotlight on RG180 Coaxial Cable. This type of cable, like other coaxial cable, is used for computers/data transmission, radio frequency communications and video applications. RG180 is a good choice for industrial environments because of its strong composition. It is comprised of a stranded, silver-coated copper clad steel conductor, a PTFE dielectric, an overall silver-coated copper braid shield, and an FEP jacket.

RG180 cable not your cup of tea? No problem – Allied has a large selection of coaxial cable videos, so you're sure to find exactly what you need. Even if you're not in the market for coax cable, be sure to check out our full list of videos to see which cable is right for you!




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Joke of the Month!


One dark night two men were walking home after a party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.

Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his breath,

"You scared us half to death we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?"

"Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"

Source: greatcleanjokes.com




Blog Corner


One of our priorities at AWC is education! That is why we take great pride in providing many different educational resources for all types of wire and cable, including blogs. Interested in learning about a few more types of cable today? Take a look at our two newest Allied Encyclopedia blog posts!

Allied Encyclopedia: M16878/11, /12 & /13 – It's important to look at each individual factor in a wire, because those small details are what differentiates a wire from other types. In this post, we go into detail about M1678/11, M1678/12, and M16878/13, which have been superseded NEMA HP4 Type K, KK, KT. You don't want to miss it!

Allied Encyclopedia: Waterblocked Cable – Water and electronics don't mix, right? To ensure that wire and cable stays moisture-free even in the dampest environments, waterblocked cable is a necessity! To learn more about this specific cable, read our latest Allied Encyclopedia post all about it!