Taking Business from the Office to the Street - General Cable Announces its Role in the Cincinnati Street Car Project

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY - General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is proud to announce its partnership with the Cincinnati Streetcar project. The Cincinnati Streetcar is currently in its first phase of development, which will provide the downtown and uptown areas of Cincinnati with 3.6 miles of track connecting key businesses and locations. The project will offer transportation services, 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. A car builder will manufacture five streetcars, with the capacity to hold up to 150 people per vehicle. General Cable's Polyrad® XT Transit Wire Cable will provide the internal wiring throughout each vehicle.

For over a decade, General Cable, whose headquarters is in the greater Cincinnati area, has been involved in many of the city's renovation projects - not limited to, but including: Paul Brown Stadium, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Great American Ballpark and the Cincinnati Zoo.  The Cincinnati Streetcar project is on-track to revitalize and connect communities throughout Cincinnati and beyond, promoting job growth, development and more livable communities. Much like the Cincinnati Streetcar project, General Cable is dedicated to connecting and powering people's lives with products that are a critical part of both local and global infrastructure. 

"Our Polyrad XT product line is well known and respected throughout the transit industry," said Amy Gee, General Cable's Product Manager, Transit Cables.  "General Cable's commitment to the innovation, sustainability and safety of all our products is what drives our business forward. We recognize the importance of these features and have built them into our Polyrad XT Transit Wire Cable, providing maximum performance and reliability." 

Commenting on the announcement, Robert W. Schuermann, North American Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Cables for General Cable stated, "Energy and transportation infrastructure are vital to Cincinnati's future, and are vital to General Cable. Being a part of a growing Cincinnati is important to us, as General Cable takes pride in knowing that our transit cable will be an integral part of this project — improving infrastructure and strengthening its economy. We are especially pleased to be working on this project with our ongoing transit partner, and chosen car builder, CAF USA."

A longstanding frontrunner, General Cable brings improved cabling system ideas to the industry through better cable technology, superior safety, easier and faster cable installation, simplified maintenance, extended performance and improved cost efficiencies.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets.  With annual revenues exceeding $6 billion, General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world.  It operates 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 14,500 associates.  Visit our Web site at www.GeneralCable.com

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