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Launching a Learning Management System (LMS)

By Derek Vannice, President and COO One of our biggest challenges at CNUC is providing ongoing training to all of our employees. Our employees are spread out geographically and work on their own the majority of the time. It is nearly impossible to get them into a central location for training. Since I joined the company, […]


Utilizing ATVs to Expedite Inspection Process

By Brian Sprinkle, Technical Applications Supervisor Utility arboriculture has evolved so much in the past few decades. To some degree, we’ve begun to move away from the methodology that “if it’s not broke, why fix it”. The main driving force in this progressive evolution is the wide array of tools that we have in our […]


Transmission from the Top: Matt Searels

By Matt Searels, Regional Manager It is a new day and a new year at CNUC. The amount of change that has occurred since I began a few years ago is daunting, and the opportunities for personal and professional growth have equaled that magnitude. Although, I view some of my personal successes as luck and circumstance, […]


Drones and Electric Line Inspections: The Future

by Matt Searels, Regional Manager & Seth Reid, Technical Applications Manager The evolution of technology is swift and merciless. The rate of change is not constant, but seems to follow the evolutionary theory postulated by evolutionary scientists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge in 1972, called “Punctuated Equilibria.” In this theory, evolutionary development is marked by […]


Utilizing Technology to Improve Natural Disaster Restoration Efforts

By Brian Sprinkle, Technical Applications Supervisor, CN Utility Consulting   THE CHALLENGE: IMPROVING NATIONAL DISASTER RESTORATION Natural disasters like wildfires are a natural part of many ecosystems. For those who live and work within areas susceptible to fire, the destruction can come quickly and be catastrophic. Utility infrastructure is not immune to fires, and utilities […]


Training with Learning Management Systems

By Scott D. Packard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wright Service Corp. & Derek Vannice, Executive Vice President, CNUC Continuing to train and develop employees is key to growing as an organization. Each employee, department, division and company requires different training to meet their needs. The success of any company is ultimately based on the […]