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Allied Wire & Cable Overview

Collegeville, PA
201 to 500 employees
1988
Company - Private
Wholesale
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Allied Wire & Cable started in a basement and has blossomed into a leading global independent specialty manufacturer and value-added distributor of wire and cable products. Allied Wire & Cable serves scores of markets, including the aerospace ... Read more

Mission: A leading global independent manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable products, Allied Wire & Cable is a business owned and operated by a family that is dedicated to providing its customers with outstanding quality, service and pricing.

Allied Wire & Cable – Why Work For Us?


Allied Wire & Cable launched in Dan, Mike and Tim Flynn’s basement in Wayne, Pennsylvania, along Philadelphia’s Main Line, marking the first chapter in company history. There, the young men along with friend Chris Burke started out by doing everything, from ordering materials and making sales calls to spooling wire. Since its humble beginning in 1988, Allied Wire & Cable has prospered, growing to become a leading global independent specialty manufacturer and value-added distributor of wire and cable products. Allied Wire & Cable is committed to providing outstanding quality, service and pricing.

From the Flynn family’s basement, Allied Wire & Cable moved to a warehouse and office facility in nearby Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, in 1992, followed by a short move to a state-of-the-art facility in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in 2002. In just six years, the company outgrew this location and moved to its existing home in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb. A 2012 addition to the 80,000-square-foot facility brought Allied Wire & Cable’s headquarters to more than 101,000 square feet; 80,000 square feet is warehouse and production space. In September 2016, the company purchased a building across the street and completed an expansion project, creating an additional 22,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

Allied Wire & Cable operates sales offices in Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin. The company also operates warehouses across the United States, enabling for the quickest delivery times in the industry.

Featuring a $50 million inventory of wire, cable, tubing, accessories and hard-to-find parts, Allied Wire & Cable serves various markets, including the aerospace, automotive, computer, construction, government, medical, military, telecommunications and transportation industries. Allied Wire & Cable is an authorized distributor for many manufacturers, including:

Providing brand-name cable and cost-effective equivalents to meet customers’ needs, the company also offers value-added and custom cable design and manufacturing services. Allied Wire & Cable is dedicated to consistently meeting and often exceeding the expectations of its many thousands of customers, who simply are the company’s lifeline.

As a company owned and operated by the Flynn family, Allied Wire & Cable recognizes that people—our hundreds of employees and many thousands of customers—make up the heart of our business. And as an Allied Wire & Cable employee, you are more than a staff or team member—you are part of the Allied Wire & Cable family.

Dan, Mike and Tim Flynn strive to ensure that Allied Wire & Cable retains its welcoming, tight-knit family environment of people who care even as the company, which started in their family’s basement in 1988, flourishes. Allied Wire & Cable has grown sizably, employing more than 250 team members, in becoming a leading global independent specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable products.

Allied Wire & Cable’s management team lives by the credo of “Common sense, not dollars and cents.” In the years since the Great Recession of 2007–09, most companies have cut staff. Allied Wire & Cable executives understand the importance of keeping more in mind than just the bottom line, however, and have always believed that its employees are nonexpendable. Allied Wire & Cable is proud to have not only provided job stability for its valued employees but continued to grow employment levels at all its warehouses and sales offices. This growth has and will continue to enable Allied Wire & Cable to improve its operations and customer service. Furthermore, employing a mix of industry veterans and young talent ensures a balanced, dynamic company roster as well as healthful industry growth.

Allied Wire & Cable’s owners are grateful for the commitment, dedication, vision, knowledge and hard work its family of team members bring to the company to provide its customers with outstanding quality, service and pricing.

"We try to create an employee environment unlike any other company's. Our employees are vital to our mission and what we're all about. We as an organization are only as string as our weakest link, so we do everything we can to ensure our employees' success."

—Dan Flynn, CEO

"A family-owned and run business to us means you treat everyone with respect, give everyone an opportunity to succeed and take the time to give thannks for a job well done. We cannot thank our fellow employees enough. We would not be the success we are today without them."

—Tim Flynn, CEO

To learn more about Allied Wire & Cable's culture, visit our Careers page.

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to support local and national charitable organizations that advocate powerful causes. When you work for Allied Wire & Cable, you’ll be part of a company that’s supported the following organizations, among many others, in recent years:

View the complete list of Allied Wire & Cable’s partnerships with charities.

Allied Wire & Cable is committed to green initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment to help preserve the world’s natural beauty and resources. Allied Wire & Cable has taken steps to minimize waste and lessen the company’s carbon footprint.

In Allied Wire & Cable warehouses, efforts are made to reduce the usage of hazardous materials; reuse items such as pallets, packing paper, bubble wrap, reels and spools; and recycle paper, corrugated materials, copper and steel. Additionally, on-site trash compactors reduce the number of weekly garbage pickups from three to one, cutting fuel emissions.

In Allied Wire & Cable offices, cubicles are made from recycled materials, and energy-efficient, motion-sensitive lighting systems reduce resource consumption. Additionally, recycling bins are located at desks and in break rooms. Finally, customer invoices may be converted to e-mail to reduce paper usage.

View the complete list of Allied Wire & Cable’s Going Green initiatives.

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    I have been working at Allied Wire & Cable full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company now a shade under a decade and I am so thankful I found Allied Wire & Cable. There's so many reasons why I love this company it actually is difficult to summarize all of the pros AWC offers. But some of the main reasons why AWC sales is great include:

    - No geographic restrictions and caps on # of accounts you can have
    - They do NOT mess with commission or pay structures.
    - Ability to earn limitless income well into 6 figures
    - You have access to the most up-to-date technology and are given every marketing tool available to help you grow your business (sports tickets, customer promos, ability to visit customers globally, etc)
    - Family run business with flexibility in case of family emergencies, personal illness or other unforeseen circumstances. I, personally, have been witness to some of the most caring, flexible and accommodating ownership team who understands today's employees needs employer support to get through some of the most trying times of our adult lives.

    Cons

    I agree with the other reviews regarding Allied sales. If you're just looking for a "job", then Allied sales is not for you. However, if you're looking for a "career" with years and years of uncapped income, then Allied sales is the place to be!! Don't get fooled by the dress-down policy. Although we love to have fun and laugh in a casual work environment, we are extremely serious about our work and you will not find a harder working sales team in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    How about an Employee Appreciation Month? Oh yeah that's right you do that already.

    How about sharing some of the company profits with your employees? Darn, you do that already too ...

    How about letting your sales team have access to sports tickets across the country? Say what, you do that too ...

    How about you take 20 employees to a tropical island each year all expenses paid. Seriously, you do that too?

    Hmmmm ... Then keep doing what you're doing. There's a reason why after almost 30 years in the wire and cable business that you never had to lay-off a single sales employee.

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    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Allied Wire & Cable (Collegeville, PA).

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    Have to take a standard test before the interview process starts. The interview was approximately 30 minutes long based heavily on my previous sales experience and my overall personal attributes. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and management made me feel comfortable from the start

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    • What do I love about sales?   1 Answer
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Allied Wire & Cable Awards & Accolades

  • Top 200 Distributors, Electrical Wholesaling, 2017
  • Best of the Best, Control Design Magazine, 2017
  • Largest Family-Owned Businesses in the Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2017
  • Largest Family-Owned Businesses, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2016
  • Philadelphia Family Business Award Finalist, Philadelphia SmartCEO, 2015
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