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4 Tesseneer Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41076

United States

Phone: 859-572-8000

Fax: 859-572-8458

General Cable Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products. The company also engages in the design, integration, and installation on a turn-key basis for products, such as high and extra-high voltage terrestrial and submarine systems. Segments The company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Mediterranean, and Rest of World (ROW). North America This segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty, and communications markets principally for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction, and communications industries, as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products primarily in the United States and Canada. In 2012, the company completed the acquisition of the North American business of Alcan Cable North America. It also acquired Prestolite Wire, LLC. These acquisitions have created synergies, expanded the range of product offerings and increased production capacity in North America. Europe and Mediterranean This segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty, and communications markets principally for use in the electric utility, electrical infrastructure, construction, and communications industries with operations in Algeria, Angola, Egypt, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Spain, and selling into markets throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa. ROW This segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets, as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products. ROW operations and equity investments are located in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Honduras, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, and Zambia. Products The company's product portfolio includes approximately 100,000 products. Electric Utility The company’s primary electric utility products include low- and medium-voltage distribution cables; high- and extra-high-voltage underground transmission cables and installation; bare overhead conductors; and submarine transmission and distribution cables. These products are sold to investor-owned utility companies; government-owned, and state and local public power companies; and contractors. Electrical Infrastructure The company’s primary electrical infrastructure products include rubber- and plastic-jacketed wire and cables; low- and medium-voltage industrial power cables; ignition wire sets; cable wire harnesses; rail and mass transit cables; shipboard cables; oil and gas cables; armored mining cables; and alternative energy power generation cables. These products are sold to industrial consumers; contractors; electrical distributors; electrical retailers; OEM (original equipment manufacturers); DIY (do-it-yourself customers); industrial equipment manufacturers; and military customers. Communications The company’s primary communications products include high-bandwidth twisted copper and fiber optic cables; multi-conductor and multi-pair fiber and copper networking cables; outside plant telecommunications exchange cables; coaxial cables; fiber-optic submarine cable systems; low detection profile cables; turn-key submarine networks; and offshore integration systems. These products are sold to telecommunications system operators; contractors; telecommunications distributors; system integrators; OEM; and DIY. Construction The company’s primary construction products include construction cable; and flexible cords; halogen-free, low-smoke and flame retardant cables. These products are sold to retail home centers; electricians; distributors; installation and engineering contractors; and DIY. Rod Mill The company’s primary rod mill products include copper rod and aluminum rod for wire and cable manufacturers in the wire and cable industry. Patents and Trademarks The company’s primary trademarks and trade names include Phelps Dodge International Corporation and the PDIC global symbols. Other trademarks include General Cable, Anaconda, BICC, Carol, GenSpeed, Helix/HiTemp, NextGen, Silec, Polyrad, Prestolite Wire, STABILOY, NUAL, and the company's triad symbol. Seasonality The company experiences certain seasonal trends in various products in which demand is linked with construction spending. Demand for these products during winter months in certain geographies is usually lower than demand during spring and summer months. Environmental Matters The company is subject to various federal, state, local, and foreign laws and regulations covering the storage, handling, emission and discharge of materials into the environment, including CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act (including the 1990 amendments), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. History General Cable Corporation was founded in 1992. The company is a Delaware corporation and was incorporated in 1994.

 

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