wiredinUSA January 2013



Just in time, it seems, skiers on the slopes of Vail, Colorado, will be able to hitch a lift up the slopes of the ski resort on a new ten-person gondola, using a 20,000-foot steel rope cable built by ArcelorMittal. The new rope has to meet demanding conditions and be able to survive extreme weather conditions, some 8,500 feet off the floor. Built near Lyon, France, the cable – weighing in at some 172,000lb –made its journey wrapped around a reel 12 feet in diameter and 10 feet wide. Full story is on page 10. Charity coffers at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were boosted in December – thanks to the generosity of Allied Wire and Cable. The company made a donation when a percentage of sales throughout themonth was donated to the three charities. They say charity begins at home and it's great to see these worthwhile associations being supported. Get the full details on page 12. TheBigApplejustgotalittlegreener–thankstoanew solar electric power generation system covering the size of two football pitches in New York. Once operational early this year, the plant will provide enough energy for a 24-acre technology, office and industrial complex. You can read about this on page 14. David Bell Editor


wiredInUSA - January 2013


wiredInUSA - January 2013

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