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Alpheus Communications Opens New Dallas-Based Office

By admin, July 17, 2012 8:19 pm

This week, the management of Alpheus Communications?(News – Alert) has announced the opening of a new office in the Dallas metro area. The company – for those of you who are not familiar with them – describes its services and the expansion in the following terms:?

“Since 2000, America’s largest telecom carriers have relied on Alpheus’ fiber network to serve their Texas customers, and Alpheus is now offering the same carrier-grade, low-latency services directly to businesses. The strong DFW economy and thriving business community is driving the fast-growing need for high-quality networking solutions in North Texas. With a fully redundant and resilient core fiber network, Alpheus’ newly added enterprise services includes Metro Ethernet, MPLS, E-LAN and business-class voice services. All Alpheus services provide the performance and uptime guarantee required for mission-critical data, voice and video traffic. Alpheus’ multiple data centers with scalable connectivity to its fiber network and SSAE-16 compliant platform give businesses the secured, scalable and redundant infrastructure for disaster recovery and business continuity applications.”

While the company seems to have a handle on what businesses need, there is a real difference in the needs of businesses and the needs of consumers, so this expansion is a little bit of a stretch for the organization. The company appointed Justin Shively as division manager for the new Dallas office. In the release, put out by Layne Levine, senior vice president, enterprise and channel sales, for Alpheus Communications, the following was said about the appointment, “Justin has a proven track record in our industry, and he will be an extremely valuable asset to Alpheus’ aggressive growth strategy. Not only does Alpheus have the high-quality, high-capacity fiber network and metro reach that businesses are looking for, we are agile and responsive to our customers’ needs. We are a Texas company focused on serving Texas businesses.”?

Will the venture be a success? In the end, only time will tell.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

Alpheus Communications Announces New Initiatives to Support its Business Focus

By admin, July 3, 2012 12:23 pm

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NTS Brings Its FTTP Network to Texas

By admin, May 23, 2012 7:21 pm

NTS?(News – Alert) stated that it expanded its fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network into Lamesa, Texas after contracting its first customer there. This expansion is supposed to reach 19 new communities in Texas and Louisiana taking the company’s FTTP passings to more than 50,000.

NTS, a provider of high speed broadband services, stated that with NTS being a non-ILEC telecommunications network, Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) platform enables a company to provide a voice, video and data “triple play” offering to customers. It provides one of the fastest internet connections with high speed broadband voice and video.

Along with Lamesa, the FTTP network has also been expanded into the towns of Lubbock, Levelland, Smyer, Wolfforth, Littlefield, Burkburnett, Brownfield, Whitharral, Slaton, Wilson and Meadow, Texas. The expansion of the fiber network was funded by using federal broadband stimulus of $100 million which enables them to reach over 30,000 customers.

“During the past year we have made excellent progress expanding the reach of our FTTP Network to underserved communities in Texas and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring our high speed broadband voice, video and internet offerings to Lamesa. We continue to see strong adoption rates as customers recognize the value and convenience of our high speed bandwidth. Consumers are increasingly reliant on the internet; both in residential and business applications, and the speed and accessibility of our network meets their expectations. We look forward to bringing advanced broadband to more customers in Lamesa in the coming weeks”, stated Guy Nissenson, Chairman, President and CEO of NTS, in a press release.

NTS claimed that it has always operated on the belief that if it operates with the highest degree of integrity and business ethics, offer quality communications products and do so at competitive rates, it will achieve its goal of always exceeding customers’ expectations.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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SPS acquires Jones Communications this week, Calix joins the Broadband Initiatives Program and Nortech Systems?(News – Alert) improves its Camera Link Line.

Strategic Products and Services (SPS) announced it acquired Jones Communications. The acquisition will combine quality customer service with technical expertise for services around the country. Jones was known as a leading cable and communications provider across Texas for the last 25 years. The company specialized in Nortel?(News – Alert) skills and competencies.

Calix announced it was chose to complete five broadband stimulus projects. The United States government is looking to improve broadband connections in rural areas with the Broadband Initiatives Program, using stimulus money to give rural companies and residents a boost. Calix?(News – Alert) projects will support $35 million of this program.

Nortech Systems announced that its Intercon 1 division introduced the MIL-DTL-38999, a circular connection option for Intercon’s Camera Link Line. The connector is designed for environmental applications and isolates the camera from the computer it is connected to.

Houston Wire & Cable Company Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2012

By admin, May 11, 2012 1:01 pm

Friday, May 11, 2012

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – May 10, 2012) – Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC) (the “Company”) announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Selected highlights were:
•Sales of $94.5 million
•Gross margin reached 22.4%
•Operating margins reached 7.2%
•Net income of $4.0 million
•Diluted EPS of $0.23
•Declared dividends totaling $0.09 cents per share

Jim Pokluda, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am pleased that our sales in the quarter rebounded from the fourth quarter of 2011, increasing 8%, albeit falling short of the prior year period by just over 5%. Comparisons for the first half of 2012 are difficult, because the 2011 period experienced significant project billings and strong MRO demand from formerly delayed work during the recession. Typically, on a sequential basis, sales performance in the first quarter is similar to that of the fourth quarter in the prior year. Although both project and MRO sales were down on a year-over-year basis, I believe our sequential growth, to be a positive indicator of improving market conditions.

“We have continued to invest in additional sales and marketing resources and expanded our product line. The mechanical product is now being housed in four additional distribution facilities and electrical wire is now being carried in one more facility. All business development initiatives drove continued market penetration and resulted in 107 new customers being added during the quarter.”

First Quarter Summary

Overall market strength remained intact and project activity within the five long-term growth initiatives of Utility Power Generation, Environmental Compliance, Engineering & Construction, Industrials and LifeGuard™, our proprietary private-label product, remained a significant component of overall revenue. New project opportunities and sales increased as a result of several small to medium sized orders from plant expansions and upgrades. However total project sales compared to the prior year period, decreased approximately 5% for the quarter due to a reduction in “mega” project billings.

Sales activity in the Repair and Replacement market, also referred to as Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), was down approximately 5% versus the prior year period, which was primarily due to the slow start in activity during the first two months of the quarter. Management also estimates that copper fluctuations had little or no impact on revenues during the quarter.

While gross margins fell slightly on a sequential basis, the resulting 22.4% was still higher than the prior year period and continued the recent upward trend.

Operating expenses increased 1.7% or $0.2 million from the prior year period, primarily the result of costs associated with a higher headcount and higher levels of consulting and professional fees. The sequential increase in sales, coupled with our continuing focus on expense control, moved operating margins up 110 basis points sequentially to 7.2%. The resulting operating income at $6.8 million was up 28.2% sequentially.

Interest expense of $0.3 million was lower than the prior year period, as average debt levels fell from $55.4 million in 2011 to $47.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 and the effective interest rate declined from 2.3% in 2011 to 2.1% in 2012. The effective tax rate for the quarter of 38.6% remained in line with the 2011 annual rate, but was up slightly from the 38.4% level in 2011, primarily due to the impact of higher state income taxes.

Net income increased sequentially by 31.6% to $4.0 million, showing the leverage of our model. Diluted earnings per share were $0.23, compared to the $0.17 on a sequential basis.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss first quarter results on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., C.T. Hosting the call will be James Pokluda, President and Chief Executive Officer and Nicol Graham, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

A live audio web cast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, houwire.com.

Approximately two hours after the completion of the live call, a telephone replay will be available until casino online May 17, 2012.

Replay Dial In: 855.859.2056
?International Replay: 404.537.3406
?Confirmation Code: 77394778

About the Company

With over 35 years experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company is one of the largest providers of wire and cable in the U.S. market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the nation.

Standard stock items available for immediate delivery include continuous and interlocked armor, instrumentation, medium voltage, high temperature, portable cord, power cables, private branded products, including LifeGuard™, a low-smoke, zero-halogen cable, mechanical wire and cable and related hardware, including wire rope, lifting products and synthetic rope and slings.

Comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, customized internet-based ordering capabilities and 24/7/365 service.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains comments concerning management’s view of the Company’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and projections about future events may, and often do, vary materially from actual results.

Other risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the SEC. These documents are available under the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at houwire.com.

Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such statements.

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Source: Marketwire

Nexans Receives CSA International Certification for Cables Made with DOW ENDURANCE(TM) HFDC-4202

By admin, May 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Four separate cable insulation systems compliant with CSA Standard C68.5

Houston, Texas and Markham, Ontario – May 10, 2012 – Dow Inside alliance partners, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T), and Nexans’ Energy Cable division in North America, are happy to announce the achievement of CSA International certification for power cables manufactured by Nexans using Dow E&T’s advanced performance TR-XLPE, DOW ENDURANCE™ HFDC-4202.

The certification covers four separate cable insulation systems for medium voltage (MV) power distribution cables rated for 15kV to 46kV with an operating temperature range of 90?C to -40?C. Compliance with the CSA C68.5 requirements reinforces the benefit to utilities of specifying cables that meet high performance standards.

“The Dow Inside alliance initiative was specifically developed to emphasize the importance of combining quality materials with quality manufacturing to produce cables that meet or exceed industry standards for long service life and reliability,” said Jim Rosborough, Commercial Director of Dow E&T, North America. “This CSA certification is yet another proof point for what great collaboration can achieve.”

“Our industry demands solutions that extend the life of the power system and demonstrate consistent reliability over time,” added Dave Hawker, Vice President and General Manager, Nexans’ Energy Cable division in North America. “Achieving CSA clearly exhibits our commitment to using the best materials to produce quality cables that will support utilities for years to come.”

As Dow Inside alliance partners, the intent of Nexans and Dow is to reduce the total life cycle cost of cable ownership for their end use customers while responding to the constantly evolving system requirements of the power transmission and distribution industry. Cables manufactured with DOW ENDURANCE™ HFDC-4202 will further reinforce the proven track record of TR-XLPE materials for long-life, reliable MV cables.

About Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit in the Performance Plastics Division of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions and knowledge that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to help develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come. For more information, visit dow.com/electrical.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.

About Nexans
With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas or mining…) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, railways…). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2011 of 7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
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Source: Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

Southern Louisiana to Receive High Speed Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Network from NTS, Inc.

By admin, April 24, 2012 10:33 am

NTS (News – Alert), Inc. recently announced that it has commenced the construction of its high speed Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) Network in southern Louisiana. Funded by approximately $36.1 million in federal stimulus grants and loans, this network will gradually include the communities of Hammond, Ponchatoula, Natalbany, Tickfaw, Independence and Amite, Louisiana, thereby adding approximately 11,500 FTTP passings in the network. The company has also announced that it has connected its first customers in Wilson and Meadow of Texas.

In a release, Guy Nissenson, chairman, president and CEO of NTS stated that, “We are very excited to have construction underway on our fiber network in southern Louisiana. During the past year we have made excellent progress expanding the reach of our FTTP Network to underserved communities in Texas and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring our high speed broadband voice, video and internet offerings to similar markets in Louisiana.”

NTS has already constructed FTTP networks in a number of towns in Texas including Slaton, Whitharral, Brownfield, Burkburnett, Littlefield, Wolfforth, Smyer, Levelland, and Lubbock. The company will also provide advanced broadband services to towns in the St. Helena, Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes through a WiMAX (News – Alert) service extension overlay.

Nissenson added, “The rollout of our fiber network to new communities is proceeding on time and under budget and we are excited to have begun adding customers in our newest market, Wilson, Texas. As we bring our high speed triple play offering to new markets, we continue to see strong adoption rates as customers recognize the value and convenience of our high speed bandwidth. Consumers are increasingly reliant on the internet; both in residential and business applications, and the speed and accessibility of our network meets their expectations. We look forward to bringing advanced broadband to more customers in Wilson in the coming weeks.”

The current fiber build out is projected to cover 19 new communities in Louisiana and Texas, bringing the company’s total FTTP passings to around 50,000. The FTTP technology provides one of the fastest internet connections available.

NTS currently has operations in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana and continues to serve customers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

Alpheus Communications Exhibits Consistent Rapid Growth

By admin, April 17, 2012 3:24 pm

Powerful connectivity solutions, multiple service options and unparalleled customer support have all ensured that Alpheus Communications’ (News – Alert) services continue to remain popular with carriers, enabling the metro-regional fiber and networking solutions provider to rapidly increase its carrier sales.

With carriers increasingly adopting fiber-based network infrastructures and Ethernet services for connectivity, Alpheus’ ability to provide fast installation, flexible service options and high-bandwidth transport services is a solution to meet more and more requirements.

Chip Robertson, senior vice president, carrier sales, at Alpheus Communications believed that the high demand is an offshoot of continued 4G/LIE build outs and migration from SONET- based services to Ethernet.

“Our recent growth is a direct result of the quality of service and effective solutions we provide, which is significant given the high demand we’ve experienced,” he said in a press release.

Another significant factor that played an important role in its growth is that Alpheus owns and manages its metro and regional long-haul network, fully redundant in all critical infrastructure. This ensures business continuity and maximum uptime.

With an expansive footprint its Texas headquarters, Alpheus is well positioned to deliver reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity that optimizes network performance.

As a result of the company’s recent growth and acquisition by The Gores Group in 2011, Scott Widham, CEO at Alpheus and other company executives are expected to discuss the company’s wholesale services and its full portfolio of solutions at the COMPTEL (News – Alert) PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & EXPO April 16-18, booth #814.

Other news reports Alpheus made its services available to channel partners interested in selling its high-bandwidth transport, Internet access, data center and other sophisticated networking solutions.

Edited by Braden Becker

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CyrusOne Opens New Data Center in Austin, Texas

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Houston Wire & Cable Company Announces First Quarter Dividend

By admin, February 13, 2012 6:13 am

Monday, Feb 13, 2012

The Board of Directors of Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC) today declared a cash dividend of $0.09 per share on the Common Stock, payable February 29, 2012 , to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on February 20, 2012 . However, with the proper drug test hair method, even mental dependency can be conquered..

The Company continues sharing its success with shareholders as this
first quarter dividend marks the nineteenth payment since the dividend
initiation in August, 2007.

About the Company

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains comments concerning management’s view of the Company’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently
uncertain and projections about future events may, and often do, vary materially from actual results.

Other risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially
from statements made in this press release can be found in the Company’s
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Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such statements.

Source: Houston Wire & Cable