With the departure of Ron Cochran on May 9, Ralph Armstrong now leads the construction and tree trimming group and has been promoted to Senior Assistant Business Manager. Mike Cottrell continues to provide the Code of Excellence Safety Training to all Outside Line members who sign the books. Richard Ingle is out in the field daily doing crew visits and putting out fires. Liz McInnis will continue to handle organizing new contractors, some field work and many other assigned duties. Carl Lamers, Abel Sanchez and Junior Ornelas continue to represent our ever-growing tree trimming group throughout our jurisdiction.
The current work outlook appears to have stabilized at the current crew amounts for distribution work, which is around 47 crews–down from around 75 last year at this time. The amount of civil work has increased with around 32 of our crews performing this work. We are trying to capture some other civil work for our members which we currently are not performing. If it works we could possibly see more jobs for our line equipment men and groundmen. There are still some transmission pole replacement jobs going on, but much of this work is being slowed due to shortage of materials. It seems over the last couple of months a lot of the contracting work has slowed. The current level is still good overall, just not what most of our members have come to enjoy over the last couple of years.
In the month of May we have signed the following contractors:
California Outside Line Construction Agreement
- Titan Electrical Contacting Inc
- Baileys Trenchless Inc
PG&E Support Agreement
- HOT/SHOT Infrared Inspections
- G4S Technology, Inc
|As of 28th||YTD – 2014|
OUT OF WORK BOOKS AS OF APRIL 23, 2014
2014 Training Schedule and Special Events
- First Aid and CPR is the 2nd Saturday of every month at our Riverside and Sacramento facility.
- Crane Class —June 9-13, Vacaville – CANCELLED due to low sign-ups
- July 12—Fishing Derby — SOLD OUT
- July 26 & 27 — 9th District Soft ball Tournament, Hayward
- October 4 — Soccer Tournament, Fairfield, CA