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November 12, 2018 Volume 21, Issue 7 INSIDE THIS ISSUERecord-Breaking Attendance at IWCS 2018 Connector Market to Top $80 Billion...................2 The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, the premier event for new Europacable & “Europe’s Gigabit Society”..........2technologies in cable, connectivity products, processes and applications, recently New WCISA® Members: Kalmark, LL Flex, Varibelt and WCMA...........................................3welcomed attendees to the 67th annual conference in Providence, RI, USA, and had NAI: New Facilities in Mexico & China................4 record-breaking attendance in all aspects. Overall Nexans Wins Belgium Wind Farm Contract.......4 Rosendahl Nextrom Purchases registration increased by over 20%, relative to recent Weber & Scher Sheathing Technology............4 years’ average. Participation in the Professional De- Champlain Celebrates New Patent....................5 velopment Courses was almost double the average, Hengtong Wins Mexican Cable Project.............6and the Supplier Exhibition, with 105 Exhibitors, attracted an increased attendance Polycab India Files for IPO....................................6 IWCS Honors Retiring Pat Hudak........................6of over 45% greater than average. HEW-KABEL Introduces Medical Cables.............7 “This year’s IWCS in Providence exceeded all of our expectations,” said Scott H. Sales, Net Income, Dividends..............................7Wasserman, PhD., of The Dow Chemical Company and Chairman of IWCS. “The Obituary: Norton C. Wheeler, Jr...........................7energy and enthusiasm for our program was unmistakable and the presence of wire 2020 Adding Fasteners & Springs.............8new people and companies was great for us to see. The strength of our technicalprogram and professional development courses drew consistently large audiences, Presented by:and we are optimistic that the momentum we see here will lead to similarly largeaudiences in China and Charlotte, NC, USA, next year.” Initial Publications, Inc. IWCS 2018 had over 160 presentations and eight Professional Development 1741 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313 USACourses led by industry experts. These included 29 Poster Papers and 12 NewProduct Introductions. The two-day Supplier Exhibition had 105 exhibitors showing Tl: +1 330 864 2122 • Fx: +1 330 864 5298new innovations that support cable and connectivity growth and advancements. e-mail: [email protected] Technical Session topics included Optical Cable Manufacturing; Advances in Chip Lippincott PublisherOptical Connectivity; Copper Cable-Design, Model, & Test; Long Haul and Subma- Mike McNulty VP & Editor rine Network Systems; Optical Fiber Manufacturing Technologies; Extrusion and Jim Masar Senior Editor Tom Hutchinson Global Sales ManagerProcessing Technology; Microcable Design, Installation & Process; and many more. Mike Dies Sales RepresentativeThe Executive Session included CRU’s Richard Mack with an overview of globalmarkets for metallic wire and cable as well as optical fiber. John D’Ambrosia, President of Ethernet Alliance, discussedEthernet Technologies; Robert Fry, Robert Fry Economics, gave an economic outlook; and Robert Canny, TE Wire andCable, led the Executive Panel Session that included Rich Baca, Microsoft; John D’Ambrosia; Peter Jones, Cisco Systems;and Michael Render, Fiber Broadband Association. IWCS 2018 presenters and attendees came from 27 countries with 80%of attendees from the Americas, while Europe and Asia each contributed over 9% of the attendees. Subscribe @ Wire Acquired by High Road Capital High Road Capital Partners has acquired Cleveland, OH, USA-based Radix Wire, a leading manufacturer of high-temperature and fire-resistant wire and cable. Radix designs and engineers products proven to perform in temperatures ranging from 150°C to 1000°C and in diverse industrial OEM, maintenance, repair and operations and fire protection applications. The company serves global markets with increasingly stringent regulations governing component selection and performance including cooking/heating equipment, oil and gas, lighting and fireprotection systems. Radix’s branded, high-performance products are made in two facilities in northeast Ohio and meetregulatory requirements for various Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certifiedand UL Vertical Wire-1 (VW-1) flame rated certifications. • www.radix-wire.comWire & Cable Stock Indexes % CHANGE % CHANGE since last issue YTD 2017OVERVIEW 40 3063 +1.1 -20.6OVERVIEW Electrical 2402 +1.9 -21.1 You need it—We have it! 802.773.9111OVERVIEW Communications 673 -0.6 -25.1 www.carris.comOVERVIEW Steel 314 -6.1 -24.4 [email protected]•All data are from prices listed on the market on Nov. 5, 2018. Page 1

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTNovember 12, 2018 WireCo WorldGroup tion center will allow us to service opens new west coast our west coast customers in a more= Notebook distribution center timely and efficient manner.” Global Connector Market to WireCo WorldGroup, Prairie Vil- WireCo is one of the world’s Hit $80.4 Billion by 2023 lage, KS, USA, has announced the largest manufacturers of steel and A new market report by Lucintel, opening of a distribution center in synthetic lifting products, servicing Dallas, TX, USA, sees the future Portland, OR, USA. The new facility a diverse range of end markets, of the connector market looking geographies and customers with promising with opportunities in is strategically located multiple product offerings. The the automotive and transporta- to handle the wire rope company manufactures high- tion, telecom/datacom, comput- needs of WireCo WorldGroup cus- performance steel and synthetic er and peripheral, industrial and tomers across the northwestern rope, electromechanical cable consumer electronics industries. USA. The Portland center maintains (EMC), fabricated products, spe- The global connector market is inventory to improve availability cialty steel wire, synthetic yarns expected to reach an estimated as well as to reduce delivery time and engineered products. It serves US$80.4 billion by 2023 with a throughout the service area. more than 6000 customers across CAGR of 4.9% from 2018 to 2023. Alisa Glazier is the Manager of a diverse range of industries includ- The major growth drivers for this this new location. She previously ing mining, oil, construction, fishing, market are growing 3C applica- worked for WireCo at the company’s maritime, aerospace and military. tions (computers, communica- Beaverton, OR, USA facility, and tions, consumer electronics), was the Assistant Manager of the miniaturization of electronic de- Houston Distribution Center. vices and demand for products John Embray, Vice President TE SubCom, Djibouti Telecom with advanced features, conve- Sales-Western Region, commented, & Somtel announce DARE1 nience and connectivity. “We are excited to return to servic- cable system branch Lucintel forecasts that PCB con- ing our customers from a WireCo- nectors will remain the largest managed facility. This new distribu- Djibouti Telecom and Somtel product type due to growing recently announced that the sup- automation in various sectors such as automotive, industrial Europacable Encourages European Cable Makers and military. The fiber optic con- to Work Together to Build “Europe’s Gigabit Society” nector segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate On October 30, 2018, Europacable, participation of over 30 representatives due to its easy installation, fast Brussels, Belguim, the Association of national and regional authorities sup- connection, low signal loss and of Europe’s leading wire and cable porting broadband deployment across high performance. producers, spoke at the European the European Union. Asia Pacific is expected to remain Broadband Competence Offices the largest market. (BCO) Network Training Session in Europacable and the BCO Network For more on the “Global Connec- Vienna, Austria. have established a fruitful cooperation tor Market” report and to down- over the last years, which has resulted, load a free PDF brochure, visit: On behalf of Europacable, Antoni among others, in a series of guided Bosch, VP for Telecom Solutions tours of Europacable Member facilities at Prysmian, stressed: “Europe is to provide national and regional au- lagging behind in fiber roll-out. The thorities with a first-hand insight into Drawing Lines for Nonferrous/Ferrous • continent needs investments in fiber the production of high-quality fibers and Annealers • Insulating/Jacketing Lines • deep networks which are vital for our optical fiber cables. economy and society to be competitive Sheathing Lines • Payoffs/Take-Ups • in the digital 21st century. This is why Spoolers • Coilers • Bunchers • More cooperation is paramount. The industry is ready to work together with national T: +1 301 223 8584 and local authorities and institutions to F: +1 301 223 8542 ensure a timely fiber roll-out. This said, Web: only high-quality cables will contribute E-Mail: [email protected] to making Europe’s Gigabit Society a reality. Thus, let’s do it right, together!” The Training Session hosted by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, In- novation and Technology saw thePage 2

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTply contract for the Djibouti Africa with options for future connectiv- November 12, 2018Regional Express 1 (DARE1) sub- ity via SubCom’s industry-leading optical reconfigurable add/drop Notebook marine cable system multiplexing (ROADM) product line. has come into force, The cable will also connect to the Four New WCISA® Memberswith TE SubCom as a supplier. The global network via multiple cable WCISA® (Wire and Cable In-5400 km DARE1 submarine cable systems in Europe, the Middle East dustry Suppliers Association®),system is the first step in a planned and Asia. Akron, OH, USA, has announcedexpansion into eastern Africa. The four new members—three tra-DARE1 system connects Djibouti TE SubCom is an industry pio- ditional WCISA Member Com-(Djibouti), Mogadishu (Somalia) and neer in undersea communications panies, Kalmark IntegratedMombasa (Kenya) and delivers up technology and marine services, Systems Ltd., LL Flex LLC andto 30 Tbps of capacity. and a leading global supplier for Varibelt, and one Honorary Future options for expansion of today’s undersea communications WCISA Member, Wire & Cablethe cable include major coastal cit- requirements. Manufacturers Alliance, Inc.ies in the Somali territories and oth- (WCMA, Inc.).er countries in East Africa and the Kalmark offers rotating machinesHorn of Africa, which will provide for producing electrical wire/an alternative high-capacity and RecyCâbles, European leader cable, steel rope,low-latency route. The partnership in cable recycling & recovery, conduit, flexiblewill realize the productivity and cost continues to expand pipe and BRE-optics products.advantages of a short-haul cable LL FLex supplies the wire androute, while still maintaining the In 10 years, RecyCâbles, formedcapacity and reliability of a much as a joint venture between SUEZ cable industry withlarger long-haul system using and Nexans in 2008, has become high-quality armor-SubCom’s scalable system design. ing and shielding tapes. The DARE1 consortium is currently the European leader Varibelt is the USA and Canadacomposed of Djibouti Telecom and for cable recycling subsidiary of Mekosan Ma-Somtel with TE SubCom as a sup- and recovery. Every year, about chinery, which produces wireplier. The DARE1 cable is configured 30,000 tons of cables are recovered drawing machineryas a three fiber pair trunk, with by SUEZ Nord ecopôle in Noyelles- and tube packag-each fiber pair delivering a cross- Godault, France. By 2020, the site ing machinery, and engineeringsectional capacity of 150 channels aims to reach its maximum an- of automation 100 Gbps. DARE1 will include nual processing capacity of some The WCMA is a nonprofit busi-diversified Points of Presence (PoP) 36,000 tons. The Noyelles-Godault site can ness association process all cable types, from simple serving the manu- to complex, copper or aluminum, facturers of low to high-voltage and whatever their origin, electri- electrical, electronic and fiber cal or telecoms, from demolition optic wire and cable. or cable waste. In partnership WCISA members are North with Nexans, SUEZ has developed American suppliers of machin- advanced technologies that com- ery, materials and accessories bine a sequence of sorting, cutting for making all types of wire and and crushing processes making it cable. possible to recover nearly 30,000 tons of cables a year to produce of Phone: 99.9% pure copper shot for reuse. The products derived through the +1 973 402 4098 cable recovery process (copper and aluminum shot, polymers, etc.) are then sent to specialized channels, and especially to Nexans, for the manufacture of new cables. Nexans’ ten-year alliance with SUEZ through RecyCâbles reflects Page 3

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTNovember 12, 2018 Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH Purchases Notebook Weber & Scher Sheathing Technology NAI Announces New Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH of Austria Facilities in Mexico & China has acquired the technology for seam Maker of end-to-end connectiv- welded smooth and corrugated metal ity solutions, NAI, Troy, MI, USA, has set up several new facilities tape sheathing systems from Weber within its Hermosillo, Mexico and & Scher Mfg. Co., Inc., Lebanon, Suzhou, China plants. These are NJ, USA, by an intellectual property dedicated to design, prototyping and testing of cable assemblies, agreement. The combination of Rosen- harnesses and box and panel builds. There are separate sites dahl Nextrom’s 60-year and Weber & for fiber optic interconnects and Scher’s more than 100-year histories Rosendahl Nextrom & Weber will provide the greatest depth of & Scher agreement signing. knowledge and expertise to customers in the cable market. with and excited about this transaction! According to Siegfried Altmann and Within the framework of this agree- Gerhard Jakopic, CEOs of Rosendahl ment, Weber & Scher will continue to Nextrom, “This transaction strengthens service, support and supply parts/tool- the company’s position as a complete ing to our existing customer base with turnkey system supplier. This is in line welded metal tape sheathing systems. with our strong commitment to the Also, we will continue our core busi- global market segment for submarine, ness for global supply of smooth and EHV, HV and MV cables.” corrugated overlapped tape sheathing Greg and Doug Scher of Weber & systems and ancillary equipment.” Scher, said, “We are very pleasedcopper. Referred to as Centers the Group’s commitment to envi- in Denver, PA, USA, reached threeof Excellence or New Product ronmental preservation. years without a safety incident. TheIntroduction departments, these milestone was celebrated with aoperations include teams of en- team lunch and company gift forgineers who design, analyze and each team member. Kalas statedqualify assemblies, and box or Joe Nelligan to Chief that this is an incredible accom-panel builds, before production. Executive at Molex plishment for any organization and certainly commendable for a work Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL, USA, has group with such a dynamic flow of announced that Joe Nelligan has materials.Nexans Wins Contract to begun his tenure as Chief ExecutiveSupply Belgium Wind Farm for the company. Kalas is committed to ensuring itsNexans, Paris, France, has re- associates leave work in the sameceived the contract to supply Molex brings together innovation condition in which they arrive and and technology to deliver electronic driving continuous improvement in a subsea power its safety procedures. The company cable and associ- solutions to customers applauds the performance of theated accessories to Parkland worldwide. Molex of- “KC” team and thanks them for theirfor the Northwester 2 offshore fers a full suite of solu- commitment to creating a safety-wind farm. The Northwester tions and services for rich culture at Kalas!2 offshore wind farm will pro- many markets includingvide enough electricity to power data communications, consumer www.kalaswire.comaround 220,000 Belgian homes. electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical. HUBER+SUHNER still on strong growth path after 3 quarters Performance ElastomersCPE, CSM, CR, FKM, HNBR, EPDM Three years of safety in HUBER+SUHNER reports that Kalas Corporate plant the company has (330) 653-8341 remained on a Kalas reports that the company strong growth path for the past is grateful to celebrate the achieve- three quarters. ments of its valued associates. Recently, After an above-average dynamic the Kalas Bulk wire first half of the year, net sales in the shipping and office teams located third quarter were also significantly at the Kalas Corporate (KC) facilityPage 4

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORThigher than in the same period of deviations, correction factors or November 12, 2018the previous year. Order intake re- actual temperature readings. Themained at a good level even in the calibration laboratory is also A2LA Notebookusually weaker summer months. accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, Certificate Number 2792.01. Champlain Celebrates Order intake of CHF722.8 million a New U.S. Patentafter nine months was up 16% on In addition to wire, TE Wire & Champlain Cable Corporationthe previous year, and net sales of Cable offers calibration of thermo- recently celebrated its latest U.S.CHF685.4 million were 17% higher. couple assemblies, sensors and Patent approval with a ceremonyAnd adjusted for currency and cop- RTDs. New items featured in the at the Vermont headquarters toper effects, sales growth was still at calibration lab include a tempera- mark the occasion. The patenta high of 14.4%. ture control panel with new control- covers the design of a flexibility lers, a Brema ice maker and more! The continued positive devel- Wire and Cabletesting apparatus for insulatedopment was broadly based both blog.tewire.comgeographically and in the main wire and cable. The idea wasmarkets. While the seasonal decline LEONI adjusts in the expansion of mobile com- guidance for 2018 Customized Compoborn from a European wiremunications networks was notice-able in the communication market, LEONI AG, Nürnberg, Germany, specification that described asales with communication equip- a global provider of energy and wire flexing requirement, butment manufacturers increased data management solutions in the dEiCdCnoftfedrsestocrthibeewtihreeaanpdpcabraletumsarket a broadsignificantly. In the transportation tcoutsetosmt tihzedweilraes.toTmheertiecsotrwpoalsyonleoftin based commarket, both automotive and rail- automotive sector aubtilliezetdofobremceodimump/lheitgehdvoolntagceomas-well as certaway submarkets again developed and other indus- mvoeltracgiealfllyamaevareiltaabrdleanet qapupiplicmateionnts, including:strongly, and sales in the industrial tries, has adjusted its guidance for EtsŸŸhonegCEEfinlhPleaeaxRsemttorCe,mpsoDltemaionripiuncgo,guACanCpprdouppsstalslieclrinaar,kttuiiaonsbnv.lees,nTteesdthigh-tech niches also increased fiscal 2018 to the latest market andsignificantly compared with the business developments. The reas- and Thermoplastic Compoundsprior-year quarter. sessment of sales and EBIT is due Ÿ Flame Retardant and Halogen Free Compou mainly to a volatile market setting, Ÿ Moisture Crosslinkabe Compounds which among other factors is at- Ÿ FR Masterbatches tributable to a weaker trend in the Ÿ Insulation, Jacketing,TE Wire & Cable introduces Chinese car market, internationalnew calibration laboratory trade conflicts and the impact of the and Bedding Compounds new WLTP cycle. TE Wire & Cable offers extensive The Board of Directors now Bill Reichert, Champlain Presi-calibration services to assure that projects consolidated sales will be dent, said, “I am very proud of up only slightly to about €5.0 billion Doug and the work he does. its customers’ critical ac- instead of at least €5.1 billion (2017: Inventions like the one Doug curacy requirements are €4.9 billion). From today’s perspec- developed demonstrate ourmet. All calibrations are performed tive, EBIT will amount to about the value-added strategy. His workin the company’s new in-house cali- level of €196 million, i.e., the previ- is exem1p0l8arRyaodfooDurieven,gNinaeuegraintugck, CT 0677bration laboratory, which is directly ous year’s figure adjusted for the capability and coTmelm: +i1tm2e0n3t-7t2o3-2590traceable to NIST (National Institute nonrecurring benefit of approxi- solving cuswtowmw.eErleacntrdicCinadbulesCtroympounds.cofor Standards and Technology). mately €30 million. The latest esti- problems.”All thermocouple wire is carefully mate of 2018 EBIT put the result incalibrated, selected and matched to the lower half of the range between www.champcable.commeet or exceed the initial calibration €215 million and €235 million.tolerance requirements of ASTM LEONI will not achieve its ambi- Quality Compounding forand ANSI. tious goal of generating neutral the Wire & Cable Industry Calibration temperature capa- free cash flow before the dividendbilities are cryogenic -320°F (-196°C) payout in the current financial year. 108 Rado Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770and at any point from a low temper- The company now anticipates a Tel: +1 203-723-2590ature of -110F (-79C) through an up- negative figure of up to €150 millionper temperature of 2400°F (1316°C). before the dividend. www.ElectricCableCompounds.comCertified calibration test reports are www.leoni.comavailable showing temperature Page 5

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORTNovember 12, 2018 IWCS Honors Retiring Pat Hudak’s 27 Years of Service IWCS 2018 in Providence, RI, USA, & Cable Focus Conference in 2000. Notebook was the last Symposium for IWCS Over the course of her career, she has Hengtong to Supply Mexico Submarine Cable Project Operations Manager, Patricia Hudak. been a witness to major changes in the Jiangsu Hengtong Optic-Elec- tric Co., Ltd. announced that its She has organized the international industry as well as advances in tech- subsidiary, Jiangsu Hengtong Marine Cable System Co., Ltd., conference for 27 years and is retiring nologies and systems of the industry’s has won the bid for the Mexican Megacable Submarine Cable at the end of the year. most important technical symposium. System project to supply new submarine optical cables with a “Pat has been the foundation of IWCS In 1992, Pat enlisted her daughter, large core number. This follows on from a recent success for and the driving force to make each Michele Richardson, to help with Hengtong in securing a con- tract for an international ocean Symposium happen. More importantly, the manual registration process. communications project, further enhancing the company’s pres- Pat has provided such friendly and Observing advances in digital audio/ ence in the international ocean communications market. positive support to everyone who has visual capabilities, Richardson made registered, presented or exhibited at recommendations to change to digital Polycab India Files for our Conferences,” said IWCS CEO/ presentations. She excelled at Pow- Initial Public Offering According to Business Standard, Director, David Kiddoo. “While Pat erPoint and helped with conversion to wire and cable maker Polycab India has filed draft papers with will be missed by all of us, she has left the new software. Michele also aided markets regulator, Sebi, to float an initial public offering (IPO). us with a legacy of excellence that we with conference signage and ensured The IPO comprises fresh issu- ance of shares and an offer for will work hard to fulfill. We wish Pat and course materials were organized and sale of 24.9 million shares by promoters and existing share- her family the very best for a long and delivered to the appropriate courses. holder International Finance Corp. (IFC). IFC will sell 10.6 mil- healthy retirement!” Pat Hudak will be succeeded by Mi- lion shares through the offer for sale (OFS) route. Proceeds will Hudak’s IWCS career has spanned chelle Melsop, CMP, CEM, who joined be used for repayment of certain borrowings, to fund incremental four CEO’s—Elmer Godwin, James the IWCS from the Plastics Industry working capital and for general corporate purposes. Leech, John Barteld and David Kid- Association where she was Senior doo—and five Chairmen of the Board Manager of conferences/logistics. Specializing in Equipment for the Wire & Cable Industry. of Directors—Raymond Jaeger, Di- • Appraisers • Auctions eter Nordman, John Sicotte, Robert • Individual Pieces or Entire Plants +1.401.943.3777: phone Wessels and Scott Wasserman. She IWCS Operations +1.401.943.3670: fax facilitated conference logistics from au- Manager, Pat Hudak, e-mail: [email protected] thor submissions and presentations, to on the right, who attendee registration, the Proceedings retires at year’s end, and the Supplier Exhibition. was recognized Pat also managed the details for major program expansions like the addition for her 27 years of service. Her daughter, Michele Richardson, of Professional Development Courses is on the left. in 1992 and the acquisition of the Wire PEACE Cable project in cable NaSCOM project in the Maldives, & material production stage the Megacable project in Mexico and the IGW project in Peru, etc. According to Globe NewsWire, the PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of HENGTONG, has announced in Service Wire Promotions conjunction with Huawei Marine Service Wire Co., Culloden, WV, Networks Co. Ltd., that the PEACE Cable project has entered into the USA, reports that Dan cable and material manufacturing Trotta has been named stage. The PEACE Cable system Regional Sales Man- spanning 12,000 km will connect ager in the Culloden Asia, Africa and Europe and is tar- sales office, serving cus- geted to be ready for service in the first quarter of 2020. “Your one-stop supplier of high-quality, global-value, second-hand nonferrous The project’s cable had been awarded to HENGTONG, whose wire & cable equipment” submarine cables have been ap- 100 Franklin Street plied globally in recent years includ- ing in the FOA project in Chile, the Bristol, CT 06010  USA PNG project in Papua New Guinea, T: +1 860 583 4646 • F: +1 860 589 5707 Avassa project in Comoros, the E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.wireandplastic.comPage 6

BUSINESS & MARKET REPORT Sales & Net Income Table Net Income November 12, 2018Company Sales %∆ (Net Loss) %∆ NotebookAnixter International 2179 8 487 26 HEW-KABEL Introduces Medical CablesAptiv PLC 3485 11 222 -44 HEW-KABEL, Wipperfürth, Ger- many, now offers special cablesBelden Inc. 656 5 86 8985 for medical technology with an optional, specially developedCarlisle Companies Incorporated 1181 18 100 16 HEW-Silindo® jacket. Such cables are used in diag-Carpenter Technology Corporation 572 19 32 35 nostics, surgery and patient monitoring. With absolutely noCorning Incorporated 3008 10 476 33 foreign matter in the silicone or on the surface, this permanentlyEncore Wire Corporation 341 17 24 70 minimizes sliding friction. Even after being autoclaved overInsteel Industries, Inc. 121 26 -236 -223 five hundred times, HEW-Selindo reliably prevents the stick-slip ef-Lear Corporation 4892 -2 252 -15 fect on patients or components of medical systems. The result isStandard Motor Products, Inc. 297 6 19 11 outstanding performance prop- erties combined with comfort-TE Connectivity Ltd. 3509 8 1661 283 able haptics.Latest Quarterly Sales/Net Income data, shown in US$ millions. % ∆ relative to 2017 quarterly data. The combination of optimized cable structure, high-perfor-tomers in Virginia, North Carolina, Obituary: mance materials and patent-South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama ed manufacturing techniquesand Florida. Also, David Garan- Norton C. Wheeler, Jr. ensures excellent mechanicalsuay has been named Regional characteristics even with smallSales Manager in the Norton C. Wheeler, Jr., one of Davis- dimensions. HEW-Silindo jack-Houston, TX, USA, sales Standard’s most beloved and accomplished eted cables can be sterilized andoffice. He is responsible technology innovators passed away the are biocompatible according tofor the success of the end of September 2018 at his home in EN ISO’s commercial Mystic, CT, USA. He was 96. Wheeler’sand industrial business in south distinguished career at Davis- www.hew-kabel.comTexas, Arkansas, western Tennes- Standard spanned six decades.see, Mississippi and Louisiana. Even after his retirement in 1989, he remained engaged as a consultant until the age of 90. He is known as the fatherJon Compas added of the DSB® (Davis-Standardto Kris-Tech sales team Barrier) feedscrew, authored numerous technical papers and mentored many Davis Kris-Tech Wire adds Jon Compas Standard engineers. His list of contributionsas a new sales team member. He to Davis-Standard and the plastics industry in general is extensive. He was awarded Fellow will develop business in of the Society of Plastics Engineers in 1985 the southwestern states. and received the Bruce C. Maddock Award in His territory is southern 1998 for his pioneering work in research and California, Arizona, New development. Mexico and Texas. “I was honored to know Norton and work alongside him for so many years. He was Quarterly Dividends Report... a great mind, problem solver and infinite resource. He was also a wonderful human • Aptiv PLC, Dublin, Ireland, declared a quar- being, always willing to give of himself in terly cash dividend of US$0.22 per ordinary his modest way,” said John Christiano, share, payable November 21, 2018, to share- Davis-Standard’s Vice President of Extrusion holders of record at the close of business on Technology. “He was truly one of a kind and November 7, 2018. will be dearly missed.” • Carpenter Technology Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, USA, declared a quarterly Being part of Davis-Standard was in Wheeler’s cash dividend of US$0.20 per share of com- blood. His grandfather, Charles E. Wheeler, mon stock, payable December 6, 2018, to was an original owner of Davis-Standard, shareholders of record on October 23, 2018. purchasing the business as the Standard Machinery Company in 1904. His father, Norton Sr. and uncle John were instrumental NIEHOFF ENDEX in modernizing and diversifying the operation. North America Wheeler joined Davis-Standard in 1951 Your Worldwide Partner after serving in the U.S. Air Force and For Non Ferrous Wire Processing Equipment graduating from Brown University with a chemistry degree. Wheeler was a natural in 1 Mallard Court, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 USA the research environment. He spearheaded Tel.: 856.467.4884 [email protected] Davis-Standard’s first lab in the 1960s, grow- Fax: 856.467.0584 ing the facility from a small space to a building equipped for customer trials and extensive R&D within a decade. During the following 20 years, he conducted revolutionary research with regard to feedscrew design and extrusion process control. Of all of his achievements, Wheeler was most proud of the fact that Davis-Standard was the first company to fully instrument an extruder with multiple pressure transducers. The DSB continues to be the basis for all Davis-Standard screw designs. Page 7

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIESwire 2020 Adds Exhibit Areas nominations for the Distinguished November 12, 2018 Subscribe @ to Fasteners & Springs Career Award for the 2019 event. Nominations should be based on EVENTS A new feature at wire 2020, career, industry contribution and su-International Wire and Cable Trade perior character. Call Ed Fenton at November 27 – 29, 2018 Fair, will be the separate fasteners +1 860 841 7720 with submission wire India 2018, Mumbai, India and springs exhibition areas. With questions. Or see the website below • www.mdna.comthese two new exhibition areas, and click to the event for details.Messe Düsseldorf re- December 6, 2018 sponds to market require- WCMA Annual Meeting ments while closing the Hartford, CT, USA gap between machinery, IWCS Names Brian Risch www.wcmainc,.orgplant, raw materials and finished to Symposium Committee; products at the same time. Announces Address Change February 13 – 14, 2019 Automotive Ethernet Congress, Munich, Germany Exhibitor registration for wire IWCS-International Cable & Con- www.automotive-ethernet-congress.de2020 begins at the end of January nectivity Symposium, Annandale,2019. wire 2020 takes place from VA, USA, the premier February 19 – 22, 2019 March 30, 2020 to April 3, 2020, in worldwide conference WHMA Annual Wire Harness Conference Düsseldorf, Germany. for new technologies Dallas, TX, USA, in cable and connec- tivity products, pro- March 5 – 7, 2019 cesses and applica- Cables 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany tions, has appointed Brian G. Risch www.ami-international.comWCMA Annual Meeting of Prysmian Group to the IWCS The Wire & Cable Manufactur- Symposium Committee. March 25 – 27, 2019 UL and IWCS China 2019, Shanghai, China ers Alliance Inc. (WCMA), Wethers- Also, IWCS, Inc. has a new ad- www.ulandiwcschina.orgfield, CT, USA, will hold the WCMA dress: 6920-B Braddock Road, PMB 650, Annandale, VA, 22003, USA. May 8 – 9, 2019 Annual Meeting Electrical Wire Processing Technology on December 6, Expo 2019, Milwaukee, WI, USA 2018, at the Bond Ballroom, Hart- www.electricalwireshow.comford, CT, USA, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Ohio Valley WAI Chapter The event provides networking and Plant Tour & Golf Outing May 13 – 16, 2019 a keynote presentation by John S. Interwire 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA Traynor, Executive VP, Chief Invest- The Ohio Valley WAI Chapter www.interwire19.comment Officer, People’s Bank Wealth held the General Carbide PlantManagement. Tour and the 15th Annual WAI Ohio June 2019 The Annual Meeting will also in- Valley Chapter Golf Tournament on Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2019 clude Toys for Tots collection, Annual October 18, 2018, at The Madison Guangzhou, China Membership Meeting and Board Club, Yukon, PA, USA. www.wire-cable-china.comApproval and announcement of the2019 Distinguished Career Award. June 18 – 19, 2019 WCMA asks its members to provide Polymers in Cables 2019, Philadelphia, PA, USA June 18 – 20, 2019 wire Russia 2019, Moscow, Russia September 18 – 20, 2019 wire Southeast Asia 2019, Bangkok, Thailand • September 29, 2019 – October 2, 2019 IWCS 2019, Charlotte, NC, USA October 1 – 3, 2019 wire South America 2019, Sào Paulo, Brazil November 6 – 8, 2019 Cable & Wire Fair 2019, New Delhi, India March 30, 2020 – April 3, 2020 wire 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany • The event included the plant tour, a seminar, golf, lunch and dinner. MEET US THERE! www.wirenet.orgPage 8

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