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Celebrating the Line Trade

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2020: Looking Back on a Year in the Line Trade

As we look for brighter days ahead, here is a look back at the field photos from the past year.


In the News

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Eversource Prepares to Respond to Significant Snowstorm

The energy company anticipates considerable snow amounts and positions crews across Connecticut before the storm hits.

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NYPA Tests Drone Flights Using Private LTE Wireless Network to Inspect Power Lines

NYPA turned to Nokia to launch the first private LTE network for drone inspection using high-definition video and thermal imaging.

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2020's Top 10 News Stories in T&D

It seems cliché now to discuss how terrible 2020 has been, but this year certainly has been different from any other year in our lifetimes. Here is a countdown of the top 10 news stories from


Safety and Training


Skilled Trades Students Receive Tool Kits to Practice Hands-On Skills at Home

A total of 3,500 kits from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools will support hands-on learning nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ring Power Utility Equipment Standardizes on PAL in the Bucket

The Terex Positive Attachment Lanyard warning device is currently available as an option on Terex Hi-Ranger LT40 and XT Pro aerial device models.


Tools and Techniques

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Emerson’s Greenlee Introduces New GSB Series Step Bits

New Step Bits are up to twice as fast with extended life.


HALO SL Adds a New Spot Beam and Flood Task Lights

The hard hat light offers 360-deg visibility from a quarter-mile away along with other new features.



Utility Solutions Inc. Launches New Jumper Holder for Overhead Distribution

The new product improves the safety of lineworkers by reducing the risk of uncontrolled jumpers.

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Guardian Fall Protection Introduces New Cable Lanyard

The lanyard can handle a wide range of extreme conditions in the field.


Life on the Line

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Spotlight on the Line Trade: Chris Siford

Chris Siford, a troubleman for Metropolitan Edison, has worked in the line trade for the last 35 years and considers his truck his rolling workshop.

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New Florida "Thank a Lineman" Specialty Plate Now Available for Pre-Orders

The proceeds benefit lineworker scholarships at Lake Sumter State College.


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