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2011-07-21 04:00:00

CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes, to bring power back to more than 850,000 customers after a destructive storm? ComEd crews went to extraordinary lengths, in recent days, to restore electricity to customers affected by last week's storm. For example: By train: Unable to reach damaged equipment to make necessary repairs at an Abbott Labs facility between Lake Bluff and Waukegan on July 17, ComEd crews coordinated with the Canadian...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is a perfect time for outdoor activities such as sprucing up yards, cleaning out gutters, painting houses and building patios and decks. It's also national electrical safety month, and Dominion Virginia Power is encouraging customers to remember how to stay safe around electricity. "We may not notice the electric wires, transformers and poles that are all around us, working silently and dependably day after day, but it is important to...

2011-01-04 10:34:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of increased copper thefts, Georgia's electric utilities are offering up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem and public safety issue. The thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system and could cause power outages in some cases....

2010-07-06 10:28:00

ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Georgia's electric utilities are offering $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of copper and other metals from their property. Copper thefts from substations, utility poles and lines continue to be a growing problem for the industry. These thefts threaten the reliability of the electric system. In addition, damaged lines pose a danger of electrocution to anyone in the area, including...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

CFE Stockpiling RStandard(R) Poles for Emergency Response Situations CALGARY, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - RS Technologies Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, announces it has fulfilled an order to ship six truckloads of RStandard(R) composite utility poles to Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to serve as an initial emergency stockpile. This is RS's first order with CFE and within Mexico....

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2010-05-12 08:15:00

The metal poles that carry power lines across the country are built to take whatever blows at them. So they're big and round and sturdy - as much as 12 feet in diameter and 100 feet high. But transmission poles can still fail under the stress of extreme ice and wind. They could also be vulnerable to an infrastructure attack. And when one of them falls, others are pulled down until heavy dead-end structures stop the cascading collapse. "There are long stretches of these transmission lines...

2010-04-28 14:29:00

DETROIT, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As another Michigan planting season gets under way, DTE Energy reminds customers to watch for power lines overhead and utility lines underground when working near the house or out in the field. Staying safe around power lines "Operating large farm equipment near electrical lines and poles requires extra care," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of Distribution Operations. "When using elevated truck beds, raised conveyors and other large folding...

2009-11-17 08:10:00

CALGARY, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resin Systems Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for infrastructure markets, has entered into a distribution agreement with HD Supply Utilities, North America's largest electric utilities distributor. Under the agreement, HD Supply Utilities is appointed as the exclusive distributor of RStandard(R) poles within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and all of the Caribbean...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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