CNUC News

Announcements

Travis Brugler Promoted to Regional Supervisor for CNUC

Travis Brugler has been promoted to regional supervisor with CNUC. In this role, Brugler will be overseeing contracts in the Northern Midwest territory. “Travis has over a decade of experience in the Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) industry and has worked at every level on the tree crew side. He has used this experience to help […]

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Industry

Making New Discoveries in the Field

On a hot July day under a Liberty Utilities’ electric transmission right-of-way, Chet Ellis, a senior consulting utility forester with CNUC, stumbled upon a couple of unidentified plant species. Working on Liberties’ ROW Habitat Program, it was Chet’s job to inventory plant species under the right-of-way for the utility. Unclear on a few species he […]

Announcements

Michelle Chaffee Promoted to Regional Supervisor for CNUC

Michelle Chaffee has been promoted to regional supervisor with CNUC. In this role, Chaffee will be overseeing gas and electric operations in one of CNUC’s western divisions. “Michelle has a ton of experience in the UVM industry, and this experience paired with her willingness to accept any challenge presented to her, makes her an asset […]

Announcements

CNUC Promotes Jason Allen and Nick Ringer to Regional Managers

CNUC announced the promotions of Jason Allen and Nick Ringer, both to regional managers, effective October 2021. These promotions come at a time of significant growth and expansion for CNUC. Jason Allen Allen has been with CNUC since 2016. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, an ISA Certified Utility Specialist, and […]

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 […]