Carol® Brand Super Vu-Tron® Type W Extra-Flex Cables Now Offered In An Array of Colors

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, March 25, 2009 – General Cable (NYSE: BGC) has added more color to its Portable Cord line with Carol® Brand Super Vu-Tron® Type W Extra-Flex cables – now in vivid colors and available in-stock or by special order! Choose from gray, blue, green, orange, yellow, red, or standard black – all made with Super Vu-Tron’s unique construction features, which provide its legendary durability, toughness and flexibility, all withstanding harsh sunlight, severe weather and other environmental conditions.

Super Vu-Tron Type W Extra-Flex portable power cable is the perfect choice for temporary power cable identification and tracking while on location. In a sea of black cables in entertainment environments, soundstages, construction sites or other settings where temporary power is required, selecting a unique color may protect cables from theft. On special and recurring stocking orders, Super Vu-Tron Type W is also available with custom print legends to identify cables, further ensuring the security of your cable investment.

“Our customers are already showing great interest in our Super Vu-Tron Type W product extension in vivid color choices,” said Jay Lahman, Vice President and General Manager, Carol Brand Products. “We initiated this improvement as a result of direct customer feedback, as they seek the durability and long-life of our products, combined with the broad range of colors they use in their installations. The ultimate performance and flexibility of our Super Vu-Tron Type W Extra-Flex cable provides benefits over other Type W cables, especially in cold weather conditions where alternate constructions can become stiff and harder to work with in temporary power installations.”

Initial stocking for Super Vu-Tron Type W Extra-Flex portable power cable in colors is available for General Cable’s popular 4/0 size offering, but other sizes are also available with low minimum-run requirements. The standard black color offering is available in-stock in a wide range of standard sizes.

When superior portable power cable is required for the best-quality performance, always Demand Better and Expect More by specifying and ordering General Cable’s Carol® Brand Super Vu-Tron® cables.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets. The Company offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency. Energy cables include low-, medium- and high-voltage power distribution and power transmission products. The Industrial and Specialty segment is comprised of application-specific cables for uses such as electrical power generation (traditional fuels, alternative and renewable sources, and distributed generation), the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, mining, industrial automation, marine, military and aerospace applications, power applications in the telecommunications industry, and other key industrial segments. Communications wire and cable products transmit low-voltage signals for voice, data, video and control applications. Visit our Web site at

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