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DWC’s 7 Year Sabbatical
An excellent perk to reward hard work! For any company, hiring, developing, and retaining good employees is essential to business success. A staff of seasoned, experienced professionals who have mastered their work over several years is better equipped to provide outstanding service to customers. When a company operates with a revolving roster of new hires, the “experience factor” tends to be missing and customer service suffers. There’s much to .
Sarah Anthony
Meet Our Newest Account Manager: Sarah Anthony
Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) is thrilled to announce that our sales team has grown once again with the addition of Account Manager, Sarah Anthony. Raised in the midwest, Sarah hails from Janesville, WI. where she grew up surrounded by her family’s concrete business.  Sarah became fond of working with her hands and the physical challenge of concrete work. After high school, she went to college at the University .
Prepare to Have a Relaxing Vacation This Summer!
For many, the summer season is vacation season. It’s the time of year when you and other staff members at your electrical distributor might consider taking some time to travel and be with friends and family. Because work doesn’t simply stop while you’re away, taking a vacation can often be stressful. However, with a little communication and preparation, you can set yourself up for a relaxing, well-deserved break and .
Health & Wellness in the Workplace
The modern day work environment is evolving and many electrical distributors are increasing their focus on employee wellness. Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) advocates its employees to Live Healthy inside and outside of the workplace. A company wellness program can promote productivity and retention while increasing morale and engagement. Start a stretching or exercise routine There are many ways to promote a healthy lifestyle in the workplace. One example .
Give Back, A Lot During National Volunteer Week
Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) is dedicated to Give Back, A Lot. It’s one of our values that was adopted in 2012. Beyond our wire & cable distribution business, DWC wanted to serve a greater purpose in the community. For that reason, DWC wanted to remind the electrical wholesale community about National Volunteer Week. It is being held April 7-13, 2019. First established in the United States in 1974, .
DWC’s Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success!
Every Holiday season, people of the electrical distribution industry join together to support Distributor Wire & Cable’s (DWC) toy drive.  Each year, DWC collects toys to donate to the Toys for Tots Foundation, who have been distributing toys to less-fortunate children since 1947. Customers get the opportunity to participate by donating toys through DWC’s customer portal, myDWC. For every initial fastQuote a customer submits, DWC donates a toy on their .
Inside the Cable Distribution Center with Chris Harrison
We sat down with our Cable Distribution Center (CDC) Manager, Chris Harrison, to talk about what it’s like to work in our Denver CDC. Before working at DWC, Chris was a Customer Service Representative, working in parts sales at a company called SkyJack. He worked there, in the warehouse, for six years before taking a customer service position in the office. Soon he realized how strong his passion was .
DWC Account Manager, Robert Saldi
Wire Guru
My name is Robert Saldi. I’m an account manager at DWC. I have been in the industry for almost 11 years. For the last 7 years, I’ve been an account manager at DWC. During this time, I have learned a lot about wire and cable. In fact, our marketing director has dubbed me the “Wire Guru.” It’s a title I’m proud of, but not sure I deserve. With all of .
Death on a Treadmill
  Think back to your first job. I remember mine. I worked for $4.25/hour at Higginbotham Bros & Company. Your first job can teach you a lot about yourself. It is typically the least paying with the  hardest labor, making it tough to find the motivation to consistently perform at a high level. Many times you end up doing the work no one else wants to do for a .
How the Chocolate Chip Cookie Saved DWC
Who doesn’t love a fresh homemade chocolate chip cookie?  I prefer mine a little warm so the chocolate is slightly melted inside.  As we celebrate DWC’s 7th birthday this month, I thought I would look back at the early years and share a quick story of how the chocolate chip cookie kept our organization from closing its doors. The year was 2009 and we had no real value to .