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5/5/2016 - Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. started replacing wood poles with steel poles following two major ice storm events that caused more than $35 million in damage.
4/22/2016 - Delmarva Power initiates multi-year wood-to-steel utility pole conversion projects to withstand hurricane-force winds.
3/21/2016 - Arizona Public Service uses steel utility poles to harden its network and improve resiliency.
11/22/2011 - David Cutbirth, a 31-year employee, says that integrating steel poles into the company's distribution system has been a positive change.
11/21/2011 - When the crew of the "Dirty Jobs" television program tagged along with Carbon Power and Light's linemen on a job, they got more than they bargained for.
11/21/2011 - Bluebonnet Electric Coop turned to steel poles to help in areas that are hard to access, have high woodpecker activity, and are susceptible to lightning strikes.
1/20/2011 - Clive Buttrey from the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation explains why his company relies on steel poles.
2/27/2010 - Steel poles were chosen by TEP personnel for their durability and life cycle benefits.
1/1/2006 - After strong winds wreaked havoc on Arizona Public Service Company's distribution pole system, the company decided to evaluate alternative materials.
1/1/2006 - In the late 1980s, the city of Austin was in a period of explosive growth and turned to steel distribution poles for time-saving and cost-effective solutions.
1/1/2006 - Gibson Electric Membership Corporation chose steel poles based on cost-effectiveness and advantages in environmental considerations.
1/1/2006 - Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services has always liked trying new technologies,so they willingly tried steel poles.
3/1/2003 - No matter what the task at hand, or the type of pole a lineman is working with, the rules remain the same: safety procedures should always be followed to the letter.
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