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INTREN's Focus on the Field Video Series takes us to the Rock River in Rock Island, Illinois. The Emergency 69kV Transmission Project consisted of replacing a leaning tower in the river, as well as changing out an adjacent pole. The challenges the crew faced were transporting equipment despite strong river currents and high winds going upstream, as well as getting crews in the air with variable wind conditions. As in any project, safety was a crucial component. Watch INTREN's amazing linemen and equipment operators as they work diligently to rectify this emergency situation!

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A panoramic photo of Intren storm response trucks

Over 400 INTREN crew members mobilized last week to Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. Crews were staged and went through orientations in Lake City, Orlando, East Melbourne and Sumterville, Florida over the holiday weekend. Now with Dorian leaving the Bahamas behind and tracking toward the Palm Coast of Florida and upward into the Carolinas, crews have moved closer to the coastal areas.

As a result of Dorian’s shift in trajectory, additional crews have been called and will mobilize from Iowa and Missouri to assist our utility customer in North Carolina.

We are so proud of the INTREN team on the ground, as well as the tremendous support team that has been working around the clock to ensure everyone's safety.

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Baltimore gas service team safety workshopThis week our Baltimore gas service team worked with Safety Pro Ryan Lonoza and United Rentals, the trench safety experts, to conduct a hands-on Excavation Protective System training. This is a very proactive approach that received great participation by our service crews, who enjoyed the hands-on experience. This is just one of the many ways that INTREN puts safety first.
Jeremy Izer receives his white hard hat

Congratulations to Chicago overhead crew member Jeremy Izer, who received his white hard hat from his foreman Jason Sims! The Green Hard Hat program is just one of the initiatives implemented by our Occupational Health & Safety department to ensure the safety of all our crewmembers. This program identifies new workers and communicates their status to employees and subcontractors. INTREN's experienced and dedicated employees also mentor them until they graduate.

Committed to staying fit for work through stretching

How do INTREN field and fleet employees stay fit for work? They incorporate daily stretching into their morning routine, which improves flexibility, blood flow and overall range of motion. This, along with proper hydration and job rotation, keeps our team healthy and injury-free.
Committed to Line of Fire Safety

It is a common misconception that line of fire is just associated with overhead work, but it is essential for underground work, as well. At INTREN we utilize 3-part communication to make sure everyone knows when items are coming in and out of the manhole, as well as situational awareness which makes everyone aware when employees are working under the drop zone.

Don DeWitte Dan McConchie and Steven Reick visit INTREN

INTREN was honored to welcome Illinois State Senators Don DeWitte and Dan McConchie, along with State Representative Steven Reick to our corporate headquarters this week.

Meeting with executives from INTREN and the Underground Contractors Association, they discussed how the infrastructure investment program, passed this Spring, will provide economic benefits by adding opportunity, stability, and growth to our local resources. Thank you to our INTREN team for actively reaching out to their senators and representatives to voice support for this bill and to our leaders for continuing to listen and represent their constituents.

The Invite-Only Event Gathers Energy's Most Influential Women

Intren CEO Kelly TomblinINTREN is excited to announce that CEO Kelly Tomblin is the Keynote Speaker at the Women's Energy Summit being held on Wednesday, August 21 in Chicago. The 200 participants include regulators, industry leaders, political officials, and consumer groups.

Kelly is also participating as a panelist during the Rising Star Forum program on "What It Takes: The Unvarnished Truth"; an honest look on what it takes to get to the top and excel in today's complex and competitive business environment.

Since its inception in 2014, WES has served as a platform for senior women leaders to discuss pertinent energy issues, including how to 'move the needle forward' and advance women in this industry. 

Sarah Douglas of Intren and L2CMSINTREN is proud to announce that Operations Director Sarah Douglas will be recognized as a “Rising Star" at the Women's Energy Summit's Rising Star Forum; an award that highlights up-and-coming women in the energy sector.

Sarah will be honored, along with 24 other women, in Chicago today, August 20, at the Forum. The event is an exclusive and intimate event with bright, energetic, and trailblazing women in the energy industry. A distinguished group of nearly 100 women have been recognized as Rising Stars since 2015.

Sarah is the Operations Director for the Construction Management Services division and leads a team of 43 employees.

A training session
This week the Mueller company trained our Midwest Gas Division on performing tapping and stopping on gas lines. Tapping and stopping is a complex process performed when connecting new gas mains to existing facilities. This training ensures the safety of our employees when performing these tasks and safely controlling the flow of gas in a pipeline.

The Gas department continues to offer INTREN employees this and other training classes to ensure we maintain a safe and high-performing work force to meet our customers' growing needs.

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