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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has awarded INTREN a four year contract to replace deteriorated transmission and distribution poles in Sacramento and Placer County, California. The specialty utility contractor will replace approximately 750 transmission and distribution poles per year during the four year contract.

SMUD has serviced the Sacramento, and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties in California, for more than 65 years. SMUD is the sixth largest community-owned electric service provider in the United States, servicing 624,770 residents and businesses.

“This project is a perfect fit for INTREN as we have been assisting SMUD’s neighboring utility with pole replacement work for the past three years,” said INTREN’s Regional Vice President of Operations, California, Jason Combs. “Over the past three years we have replaced upwards of 5,000 deteriorated poles in this area. Our office and crews are familiar with the geographic needs and regulations in California and was crucial to securing our first contract with SMUD.”

The SMUD project is an integral part of INTREN’s Strategic Initiatives. Securing this project was the first step in the company’s plan to diversify its customer base and regional business development.

The specialty contractor will service SMUD out of its Concord, California, office. INTREN has deployed field crews supported by an experienced back office team led by Jason Combs, Regional Vice President of Operations, California, Janice Vanerwegen, Regional Finance Supervisor, and John Olson, Regional Superintendent.  This team will oversee the account and continue to support our growth.