Hendrix Wire & Cable Initiates Cradle-to-Cradle Recycling Program for Polyethylene Insulators at No Additional Cost to Customer

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HPI Insulators constructed with #2 HDPE recyclable plastic, Hendrix handles recycle with new mail-in program

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Hendrix Wire & Cable, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces its new Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program for the return and recycling of its HPI Polyethylene Insulators Products constructed using #2 recyclable plastic. Familiar household products that are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) are items such as milk, juice or water containers, liquid detergent bottles as well as margarine and yogurt tubs.

Hendrix Wire & Cable has developed polyethylene insulators that not only address the growing concern to minimize our environmental impact, but also as a means of minimizing costs to customers as an incentive to do so. Unlike traditional porcelain insulators, Hendrix's line of HPI Insulators are made from High Density Polyethylene, a #2 recyclable plastic that can be reconstructed for reuse when its product life cycle has ended. As part of Hendrix's new Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program, customers are encouraged to dispose of insulators by sending any used HPI products to a local recycler, or by simply shipping them back to Hendrix for recycling - at no additional cost. To take advantage of the new Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program, simply ship any used HPI Insulators Products to the following address: Hendrix Wire & Cable, Cradle to Cradle Program, 53 Old Wilton Road, Milford, NH 03055-0326.

Hendrix Wire & Cable HPI Polyethylene Insulators are suited for both bare wire and covered conductors and offer an alternative solution to porcelain insulators, which are susceptible to vandalism and can be problematic when paired with covered overhead conductors. Impervious to impact damage and breakage, HPI Polyethylene Insulators offer longer leakage distance and higher impulse strength. Additionally, every HPI Polyethylene Insulator easily withstands ultraviolet rays and offers greater track resistance due to the proprietary high-density polyethylene material.

With the ability to resist wear and tear, including chipping, cracking or breaking, Hendrix Wire & Cable HPI Polyethylene Insulators have an increased lifespan over competitor's products. Additionally, the insulators accept any conductor or tie and can be used interchangeably with porcelain insulators.

The Hendrix Molded Products division has been offering innovative product solutions to the electric utility industry for over 40 years. For more information about the Polyethylene Insulators, the Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program and other products and service solutions from Hendrix Wire & Cable, please visit http://www.hendrix-wc.com.

About Molded Products
Hendrix Molded Products is one of three operating divisions of Hendrix Wire & Cable, a provider of high-quality overhead and underground power distribution products located in Milford, NH.

The division's benchmark products, polyethylene pin-type and spool insulators, offer utilities significant benefits over traditional porcelain products, including longer life and ease of handling. The division also offers a variety of products for secondary voltage and wildlife protection.

ISO 9002-certified Hendrix Wire & Cable is a member company of The Marmon Group, an international association of more than 125 business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. Member companies have collective revenues of $7 billion. More information about the company is available at http://www.hendrix-wc.com.

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