AFC Cable Supplier/Distributor In Houston Texas

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AFC Cable Systems®, Inc. was founded in New Bedford, Mass., in 1926 as American Flexible Conduit Company. The company was privately owned, then a part of Nortek Inc., Providence, R.I. from 1969 until 1990. AFC was again a private company independent of Nortek until December 1993, when it executed an initial public offering. The company successfully completed a follow-on offering in February 1995. In November of 1999, AFC was acquired by Tyco International, Ltd. In 2010, Tyco International announced agreement to sell majority stake in our business to the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The new company is named Atkore International®. In 2011, Atkore International® starts the year as a standalone company.

Wildcat Electric carries a broad range of AFC Cable products.  Click here to request a quote or ask about AFC Cable solutions or call 713-676-0600.

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First opening our doors in 1926, AFC has grown and evolved over the years to bring our customers innovative products that save time, labor and cost.

Many of these products are still in use today, and the innovation doesn’t stop there! AFC recently launched two new MC Luminary family products: MC Luminary HCF® and MC Luminary MultiZone®.

UL 4 First Edition
June 1917
UL publishes first edition of UL 4 – Standard for Armored Cable.
 
The Beginning
February 1926
American Flexible Conduit Company first opened in New Bedford, MA.
 
Acquisition
July 1969
AFC Acquired by Nortek, Inc.
 
Home Run Cable®
November 1983
AFC launches new Home Run Cable®, a multi-conductor cable for runs from panel boards to junction boxes for power, lighting, control and signal circuits.
 
Flex-4 Modular Wiring
February 1985
AFC adds Flex-4 Modular Wiring to the product offering.
 
Fire Alarm®/Control Cable
September 1985
In September 1985, AFC first introduced the new Fire Alarm®/Control Cable (Type MC).
 
MC Lite®
July 1986
AFC introduces MC Lite® aluminum armored cable to the market.
 
Parking Deck/Lot Cable™
July 1986
AFC adds jacketed metal clad cable, now Parking Deck/Lot Cable.
 
Acquisition
September 1994
AFC Cable acquires Kaf-Tech
 
Color Coded Cables
September 1996
AFC introduces cable Color Coding. Helps to easily identify cable type based and material.
 
AFC50 Fitting
June 1997
Launch of the new AFC50 fitting.
 
Acquisition
May 1998
AFC Cable acquires Spiraduct
 
Acquisition
June 1999
Tyco Interntional acquired AFC
 
Acquisition
June 2000
AFC Cable acquires Eastern Wire & Conduit
 
Acquisition
March 2001
AFC Cable acquires Alliance
 
ColorSpec® ID System
November 2004
Launched ColorSpec® ID system for cable identification. Visually represents color of internal conductors.
 
Transition to Atkore
November 2010
Tyco International announces agreement to sell majority stake in our business to the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The new company is named Atkore International®.
 
MC Quik and MC-Stat®
January 2012
Launched MC Quik and MC-Stat® products which incorporate protective polypropylene wrap on each conductor.
 
MC Luminary Cable™
October 2014
Introduced MC Luminary Cable™ Type MC-PCS cable to the market. Combines power and control cables in one armor.
 
Fittings Expansion
November 2015
Expanded product offering for AFC Fittingsline.
 
MC Luminary HCF® and MC Luminary MultiZone®
June 2016
AFC expands the MC Luminary family of products to include MC Luminary HCF® and MC Luminary MultiZone®.
 
MC Luminary Quik™
July 2018
AFC further expands the MC Luminary family of products to include MC Luminary Quik™.
 
Flexicon™
September 2018
Globally recognized Flexicon™, flexible conduit solutions, now offered through AFC Cable Systems®.