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Consulting Utility Forester Session

Jessica Critchett is a lead consulting utility forester (CUF) with CNUC, working in Tennessee. She joined CNUC in 2014 and has been in her current role since 2016. On January 5, 2018, Randall H. Miller (RHM), CNUC’s director of research, development and industry intelligence, sat down with Jessica (JC) to discuss her career in the […]

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CNUC Employees Attend Chainsaw Safety Training with Wolf Tree

On July 12, Regional Supervisor Scot Carraway and CUFs Reid Ailey, Ian Quilliams, Michaela Schuyler, Austin Varnell and Johnny Yother attended a chainsaw safety training conducted by Wolf Tree. The CNUC team was thankful for Lead CUF Jason Benton who handled customer service requests for Electric Power Board so that the rest of the team […]

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Training and Development Initiatives: Communication is Key

By Amanda Smith, Project Training Coordinator In 2016, CNUC experienced its largest growth in company history. This was a year filled with new contracts and expansion of existing business. One may ask, how does a growing company maintain the expertise of its valued employees, while disseminating knowledge to develop new experts in the field? For CNUC, […]

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UAS: New Operation & Certification Guidelines

by Will Porter, Director of Research, Development and Intelligence As of August 29 under a new code of federal regulations for commercially operated unmanned aircraft, a person 16 years and older can obtain a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating. With a remote pilot certificate, a person can commercially operate their FAA registered drone […]

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Thoughts from a (New) Tree-Hugger Turned Utility Forester

By Erica Lewis, Lead Consulting Utility Forester, CN Utility Consulting This article was originally published in the May/June 2014 issue of Utility Arborist Newsline. In 2009 I began my, still relatively new, utility arboriculture career at a utility in the southeastern region of Tennessee. Having graduated some months before with a degree in wildlife biology […]