General Cable targets more aluminum use in wire sector

Apr 10, 2013 | 12:00 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  General Cable, Christel Hunter, power transmission, utilities, industrial, commerical, residential, construction copper

ISLES OF PALMS, S.C — General Cable Corp. is looking to boost aluminum’s presence in the wire and cable markets and sees increasing success in the power transmission sector, a company executive said.

"We think we are getting close to the tipping point. We are coming to that critical point where the industry is going to use aluminum to design projects and not just as a substitution," Christel Hunter, the Highland Heights, Ky., wire and cable company’s director of engineering, procurement and construction, said April 9 at the Aluminum Association’s 2013 spring meeting.....

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