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Published on 10/26/2016

AWC eUpdate Newsletter October 2016

AWC & Collegeville Italian Bakery Treat First Responders to Lunch

AWC & Collegeville Italian Bakery Treat First Responders to Lunch

On Wednesday, October 12, Allied Wire & Cable and the Collegeville Italian Bakery joined forces to show their appreciation for the police in the community. The two local family-owned and operated companies provided lunch for first responders in the area. The lunch was provided at the Collegeville Italian Bakery located on Ridge Pike in Collegeville. First responders were treated to the famous and delicious Porketta sandwich along with chips and a drink.

Both Allied Wire & Cable and the Collegeville Italian Bakery pride themselves on being family first as well as their love and appreciation for the community. Allied Wire & Cable CEO Tim Flynn said about the lunch, "We are a family-owned business and the police are the ones protecting our families. I don't think we give them enough recognition or support with everything happening today. Everyone at the company got behind it. In today's times I don't think you can say Thank You enough."

Tim, along with his brother, Dan Flynn, started Allied Wire & Cable in the family basement in 1988. Now, they've expanded nationally and globally as well as donating to local charities and schools. "We were brought up to care about the community and help wherever you can," Tim Flynn said. All the local police and first responders enjoyed their lunches and chatting at the bakery.

Are You Connected? Join Us Online for Allied's Social Media Month in November!

Are You Connected? Join Us Online for Allied's Social Media Month in November!

Allied Wire & Cable is online, giving us an opportunity to get to know you better, discover your company needs, and connect with you on our social media platforms. We are excited to announce that we just launched our Twitter account, and we enjoy sharing pictures of our events, videos of our products, and images of our best-selling wire and cable. 

Social media serves an important and exciting purpose for us — to be able to interact with our customers. See what new wire and cable we are debuting, as well as our exciting pictures of our products and key people on Instagram, follow company events and updates on Facebook and Google+, see current Allied and industry news on LinkedIn, find out about contests on Twitter, and don't miss our exciting videos on YouTube!

During the month of November, you could win excellent prizes when you connect, follow, like, and share with Allied. It's the most exciting time of year! Cozy up to Allied this fall with our social media promotions, news, and videos. Stay tuned for many more exciting updates from Allied Wire & Cable on all our social media platforms, and we'll follow and like you too, because you could win amazing Allied prizes!

Score Big with the Allied Hat Trick

Score Big with the Allied Hat Trick

The start of hockey season has arrived! Allied would like to reward the all the hockey fans in our life. The Allied Hat Trick has three awesome parts for you to SCORE with Allied!

To score some prizes with the Allied Hat Trick, do any of the three options below:
1. Refer a new customer to Allied, and you can both score! If your referral places a minimum order of $100 with Allied, you’ll both win some Allied Flyers Alumni gear.*
2. Place an order of $1,000 or more with Allied Wire & Cable, and you must include "Allied Hat Trick" as the keyword on your PO.
3. Donate** to one of Allied’s Charity options (minimum donation of $100): BLOCS or The Flyers Charities. Just email the receipt to

There's no better compliment than having you, our valued customer, recommend us to other companies and colleagues.We’d love to help your friends with their wire and cable needs — just tell your Allied sales rep who you'd like to refer (or fill out the form on our site), and then you AND your pal win awesome Allied swag and are entered to win amazing Flyers tickets, experiences, or jerseys. 

Allied Wire & Cable has great prizes lined up all hockey season for our Philadelphia Flyers fans and customers! Check out the amazing prizes we’ll be raffling off monthly:
- Club box tickets
- Signed Tim Kerr Flyers Alumni gear
- Spectrum Bricks
- Backyard BBQ with Brad Marsh
- Golf Outing with Flyers Alumni
- 50th Anniversary Jerseys
- And much more!

* Please view our Flyers Promotion page for more specifics on what you and your referral can win.
** An order does not need to be placed for the donation segment.
Note: If you're not a Philadelphia Flyers fan and completed 1 of 3 parts of the Allied Hat Trick, you're still entered to win. If you are selected, we will contact you to get you some gear for a team of your choice. Rules & regulations may apply.

Straight from the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Boat Cable

Straight from the Drawing Board: A Case Study about Custom Boat Cable

When a customer in the boating and marine industry couldn’t find the cable they needed anywhere, one of our sales reps suggested a made-to-order solution. With a quick lead time and excellent customer service, this customer had their custom boat cable in hand within five weeks from their original request. Read our latest custom cable case study here.

Video Spotlight: Direct Burial

Video Spotlight: Direct Burial

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky... and they're coming to your inbox!

Allied is back again with one of its original videos featuring some of your favorite Halloween characters. Make sure to check your email!

Joke of the Month


When I overheard one of my cashiers tell a customer, "We haven't had it for a while, and I doubt we'll be getting it soon," I quickly assured the customer that we would have whatever it was she wanted by next week. After she left, I read the cashier the riot act.

"Never tell the customer that we're out of anything. Tell them we'll have it next week," I instructed her. "Now, what did she want?"



Halloween Bonus Jokes:
Where do fashionable ghosts shop for sheets? Bootiques.
Where did the vampire open his savings account? At a blood bank.

Blog Corner


Check out our latest additions!

Product Knockout | TXL Wire vs GXL Wire: TXL and GXL automotive wire have many similarities but also some differences. Trying to decide which one is best for your application? Check out this month's Product Knockout post for information on these two products.

New Product | Alpha Wire Introduces Alpha Connect: Alpha Wire has recently launched a new product line, Alpha Connect. Check out Allied's blog post that highlights and provides information on these new products!

Allied Encyclopedia | M16878/1 (Type B), M16878/2 (Type C), M16878/3 (Type D): The military specification wire Mil-W-16878, commonly referred to as M16878 wire is available in various options. This post focuses on the first three slant sheets of the M16878 specification. Read more about M16878 wire now!