Published on 5/21/2018

Allied Wire and Cable Receives Presidential “E” Star Award for Exports


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Collegeville, PA (May 21, 2018)—Tim Flynn, Allied Wire and Cable co-owner and co-president, was presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross the Presidential “E” Star Award for Exports today in Washington, D.C. This award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“Since his inauguration, job creation has been a top priority for President Trump as well as his entire Administration,” Secretary Ross said. “There is no better way to kick off World Trade Week than to honor these companies who have increased exports while creating jobs for communities across the United States.”

Allied Wire and Cable is an ISO-certified stocking distributor and specialty manufacturer of American-made electrical wire, electronic cable, heat shrink tubing and wire management. With a multimillion-dollar inventory, Allied Wire & Cable serves all major global markets, including aerospace, automotive, government, military and telecommunications industries with common wire, cable, tubing and accessories.

“It’s an honor to receive the Presidential ‘E’ Star Award for Exports,” Flynn said. “Our company is marking our 30th anniversary, and it’s remarkable to look back and consider that Allied Wire and Cable has grown from a basement operation to not only a sizeable organization with sales and warehouse locations across the country but making an impact in international trade. I’m proud of our company—all 250 team members strong—for having helped grow the economy and provide more jobs in the United States by boosting our exports.”

Allied Wire and Cable has enjoyed past recognition for its trade impact. The company received the Presidential “E” Award for Exports and a Pennsylvania Faces of Trade award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, both in 2014.

Secretary Ross honored just 43 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award this year for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside our borders. Only eight companies and organizations received the very prestigious Presidential “E” Star Award for Exports.

U.S. companies and organizations are nominated for “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing or preventing foreign-trade barriers.

U.S. exports totaled $2.33 trillion in 2017, accounting for 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 10.7 million jobs nationwide in 2016, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.

About the “E” Awards
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets. For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit


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About Allied Wire and Cable
Allied Wire and Cable is one of the largest independent distributors of wire, cable, tubing and accessories in the United States and has been owned and operated since 1987 by the Flynn family. Allied Wire and Cable serves all global markets, including the aerospace, automotive, commercial, industrial and military industries. The company provides outstanding quality, pricing and service, assigning individual sales representatives to each customer.

Allied Wire and Cable is headquartered in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and operates sales offices in Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin. Allied Wire & Cable’s warehouses across the nation enable the quickest delivery times in the industry.

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