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Last $19.00 USD
Change Today -0.09 / -0.47%
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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 development, design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for use in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty, and communications markets. Segments The company conducts its operations through four geographic segments — North America, Europe, Latin America, and Africa/the Asia Pacific. North America The North America segment engages in the development, design, 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. Europe The Europe segment engages in the development, design, 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 France, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Spain, and sells into markets throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. Additionally, the Europe segment engages in the design, integration, and installation on a turn-key basis of products, such as high and extra-high voltage terrestrial and submarine systems around the world. Latin America The Latin America segment engages in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper and aluminum wire and cable products for use in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets, as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products. The Latin America operations and equity investments are located in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela. Africa/the Asia Pacific The Africa/Asia Pacific segment engages in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for use in the energy, industrial, construction, specialty and communications markets as well as manufacture and distribution of rod mill wire and cable products. The Africa/the Asia Pacific operations and equity investments are located in Algeria, Angola, Australia, China, Egypt, Fiji, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia. Products The company serves its customers through a network of manufacturing facilities with worldwide sales representation and distribution. 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. Seasonality Demand for the company’s products during winter months in certain geographies is usually lower than demand during spring and summer months. Therefore, larger amounts of working capital are generally required during winter months in order to build inventories in anticipation of higher demand during the spring and summer months, when construction activity increases. In turn, receivables related to higher sales activity during the spring and summer months are collected during the fourth quarter of the year. Patents and Trademarks Trademarks and trade names, which are important to the company, are Phelps Dodge International Corporation, PDIC global symbols, General Cable, Anaconda, BICC, Carol, GenSpeed, Helix/HiTemp, NextGen, Silec, Polyrad, Prestolite Wire, STABILOY, NUAL, and the company's triad symbol. Environmental Matters The company is subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations covering the storage, handling, emission and discharge of materials into the environment, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (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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