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Online Auction of CommScope Assets

(Joliet, IL) Founded in 1976 in Hickory, North Carolina, CommScope is a global leader for wireless matrix infrastructure having aligned itself with virtually all of the world’s best communication networks. Their portfolio presents endless solutions to building high-performing wired and wireless systems. CommScope creates the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. This enables customers - regardless of size, industry or budget - to take advantage of complete business and technology opportunities. CommScope is recognized for world-class, world-wide operations, quality of service, environmental programs and logistics. Today, CommScope trades on the NASDAQ as COMM and boasts over 15,000 employees in over 130 countries. CommScope manufactures Systimax and Uniprise brands of Enterprise infrastructure of copper unshielded twisted pair cabling, connector panels, racking and metals as well as environmentally-secure cabinets for FTTN and DSL applications. CommScope surpasses every capacity challenge with premium-performing, exceptionally protected cables that meet and / or exceed the highest standards. Now, Perfection Industrial Sales, in conjunction with The Branford Group and Commission Brokers, have been appointed to conduct an important Live and Webcast Auction of the CommScope facility at 2700 Ellis Rd., Joliet, IL 60433 due to the closure of the plant. The Auction will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10 AM CT. Inspection will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 8 AM to 4 PM CT. Among the notable surplus assets up for Auction are: a large selection of Wire, Cable and Plastics Equipment from leading manufacturers such as Davis Standard, American Kuhne, Merritt, Hall, MGS, Eurodraw, Rosendahl, Nextrom and more including; over (20) Extruders, (9) Crossheads, (10) Payoffs, (17) Take-Ups, 2-Wire Rod Breakdown Mill, (15) Caterpuller Capstans, and a vast amount of Wire, Cable and Plastics Support Equipment. This Sale also features Material Handling and Facility Support Equipment including an assortment of Forklifts, Manlifts, Air Compressors, Chillers, Hoists, Hoppers, Material Silos, Welders, Vidmar Cabinets, Tool Cabinets, Pallet Jacks and much more. A second online-only Auction of surplus CommScope assets will take place at 125 Commscope Way, Statesville, North Carolina, 28625 on Tuesday, November 4, 1 PM EST, with a preview held on Monday, November 3, 8 AM to 4 PM EST. Some of the major assets from the Statesville, North Carolina plant will be offered during the Live and Webcast Auction portion of the CommScope sale. Perfection Industrial Sales has been buying, selling and remarketing used assets since 1963. Over the years, Perfection has steadily increased sales and services by assisting customers to meet and exceed used asset goals. Perfection Industrial Sales is able to create custom-tailored, flexible and proven strategies for projects both big and small. They provide detailed, viable, results-driven solutions – just as they have done successfully for thousands of clients in the past. For further information, please contact John Bopp at 1-708-606-3240 or or, visit

Post added on: 10/27/2014 9:34:28 AM


Kiddoo To IWCS CEO/Director As Barteld Retires

Shrewsbury, PA Oct 16, 2014 The International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. today announced the appointment of a new CEO/Director, with effect from January 1, 2015. David B Kiddoo will take up the responsibilities upon the retirement of the incumbent, John T Barteld. Kiddoo brings to the position a solid background as a supplier to the wire and cable industry. Over 30 years of experience, primarily at DuPont and AlphaGary, as well as very active participation in industry organizations make him the ideal candidate to carry on the work at IWCS. Dave has served on the IWCS Symposium Committee and Board of Directors for over 20 years and remains an active leader of industry organizations, such as the Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA), Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI), National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA), Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the Vinyl Institute (VI) and the Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVI). Dave is a graduate of Bucknell University, with a degree in chemical engineering. He and his wife Lisa reside in Maryland. Barteld is retiring after ten years of service as the CEO/Director of the IWCS. During his incumbency the IWCS stabilized after the tumultuous times related to the high technology implosion of the late 1990s’ and the impact of the 9/11 crisis. The IWCS remains the premier technology event for the wire and cable, and connectivity industries, with broad support from industry and a viable annual Conference and Symposium. In retirement, John will continue his teaching activities at York College of Pennsylvania. The 63rd IWCS International Cable • Connectivity Symposium is scheduled for November 9 to 12 in Providence, RI. The International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. is a 503(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation incorporated in the State of New Jersey for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of information among suppliers, manufacturers and users on advancements in materials, processes and products for transmission systems of voice, data, video signal and electrical current. IWCS Conference is a trademark of the International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc.

Post added on: 10/16/2014 10:56:16 AM


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