Carol® Brand Carolprene® Rubber Cord Offering Enhanced With 90°C Yellow Jacketed Cable Addition

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, March 31, 2009 – General Cable (NYSE: BGC) has perfected its yellow rubber cord offering with the introduction of Carolprene® SOOW/SJOOW 90°C Rubber Portable Cord in a Yellow High-Visibility color.

The Company now has the industry’s most comprehensive line of rubber portable cord – including Carolprene® for standard applications, Super Vu-Tron® III for applications requiring superior performance, and to the ultimate performance of Super Vu-Tron® Supreme.

Caroloprene Rubber Portable Cord meets all temperature ratings, from 90°C to 105°C, has oil-, water-, and sunlight-resistant jackets and meets all commercial and industrial applications. The cable, available with both yellow and black jackets, is UL Listed, CSA Certified and MSHA Approved for both indoor and outdoor use. Carolprene products are also RoHS certified across the entire product line.

General Cable’s Carolprene Yellow High-Visibility Rubber Portable Cord is the perfect choice for many applications, including: Food Processing Plants and Equipment; Industrial Plants and Equipment; Marina/Dock Shipyards; Oil Processing and Platforms; OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Safety Compliance; Construction Site Power; OEM/MRO; Portable Tools, Equipment and Machinery; and Appliances.

“Carolprene Yellow High-Visibility Rubber Cord is the perfect choice for end users looking for the performance advantages of Carol Brand products as well as the safety benefits of our yellow jacketed cables,” says Jay Lahman, Vice President and General Manger, Carol Brand Products. “Our customers prefer Carol High-Visibility Yellow products because the cords can be easily seen, and once installed, they appreciate Carolprene’s trouble-free durability and long-life.”

Preferred 8-to-1 by contractors, Carol Brand is the portable cord to depend on, time after time. Always Demand Better and Expect More with General Cable Carol® Brand Cord Products. We manufacture a complete line of Portable Cord products, including premium-grade Super Vu-Tron, which ship direct from stock, and we have the technical staff and design expertise to meet any custom cable requirement.

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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