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Mercury Cable & Energy Announces Exclusive U.S. Distribution Agreement with General Cable

General Cable Industries and Mercury Cable & Energy sign three-year agreement, in which General Cable has the exclusive right to purchase the high voltage composite reinforced conductor product line in the United States and Canada.

Mercury Cable & Energy (MC&E), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC) for electrical transmission lines, is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with General Cable Industries, Inc. (General Cable). Under the terms of the agreement, General Cable has the exclusive right to purchase MC&E’s HVCRC product line in the United States and Canada and in consideration for exclusive status agrees to make MC&E their exclusive supplier of composite core material. Additional details will be announced in the second quarter 2010.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with General Cable,” said Todd Harris, President of MC&E. “As a leading Global Wire and Cable manufacturer, General Cable is an ideal fit for the introduction of MC&E’s HVCRC products into these markets.”

General Cable Corporation, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. For additional information please visit the General Cable website at www.generalcable.com.

Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately‐held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:

  • Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
  • Substantially reduces high‐temperature sag
  • Requires fewer structures for new line construction
  • Increases capacity of existing rights‐of‐way and structures through retrofitting
  • Eliminates bi‐metallic corrosion
  • Significantly reduces line losses compared to same‐diameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures

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