CNUC News

Announcements

CNUC Appoints Matt Searels to VP

CNUC promoted Matt Searels to vice president, effective October 2021. Searels’ promotion comes at a time of significant expansion for CNUC and represents the goals they have for long-term growth. “Matt has been integral to our growth in our Eastern region for several years,” said Derek Vannice, president of CNUC. “He has the technical knowledge […]

Community Safety

The 2020 Midwest Derecho

By Director of Research and Development Randall H. Miller 2020 was a year of calamities, rightfully headlined by COVID-19. However, it also included hurricanes, earthquakes, civil unrest and the costliest derecho on record. A derecho is a complex of thunderstorms with winds greater than 58 mph (95 kph) with windspeeds over 100 mph (160 kph) […]

Industry Safety

Crisis Management: A Primer

By Regional Supervisor Todd Walker A Crisis Defined We started the hike early on a beautiful, crisp spring day in Southern California, but clouds had been slowly building throughout the morning. By noon, a gray haze had engulfed the trail on our ascent to Mt. San Antonio summit, as if curtains had been drawn over […]

Safety

Managing Driving Hazards

By Safety Manager Bill Spencer I’d venture to say the most dangerous activity each of us perform every day is operating a motor vehicle. Driving, as it’s more commonly known, has been one of America’s favorite pastimes for over a century. It’s something that’s a part of our lives from the time we’re placed into […]

Community

Wright Service Corp. Announces Nonprofit to Further Efforts Toward Carbon Neutrality

Wright Service Corp. launched a nonprofit organization in December 2020 called Wright Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation (WFSI). The nonprofit aims to foster innovative sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the planet by reducing carbon emissions and promoting carbon positive practices. WFSI will run independently from Wright Service Corp. and its family of […]

Industry Training + Development

Growing Inclusion in UVM

By Supervisor of Research and Development Sarah Lilley Five years ago, I started my career in utility arboriculture as a consulting utility forester. Within the first two weeks, I called my supervisor and asked what the policy was for responding to harassment from the public while out patrolling. It was baffling to me why passersby […]