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Crews save family of kestrels by relocating nest to new electric transmission pole

A family of American kestrels is safely nesting in an American Transmission Co. pole thanks to the keen eye and ingenuity of a construction crew. The birds had settled into a pole partially hollowed out by a woodpecker in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. When it came time to replace the pole, the crew ensured that the […]

Are you smarter than these fifth graders?

Would you know how to light a match with a hatchet? Do you know how to use a map and a compass to find your way through a forest? Do you know the most important factors if faced with a survival situation? Those are just some of the skills that the fifth-grade class from Forest […]

Crews create nesting beds for turtles during ROW restoration

Wisconsin turtle species have a better chance of finding suitable habitat this summer thanks to some new nesting beds in the North Appleton-Morgan Transmission Line Project corridor. Landowners along the North Branch Pensaukee River allowed us, along with M.J. Electric crews and staff from GEI Consultants, to establish the beds made from fine- to medium-grained […]

The people who help keep the lights on: Crystal Koles, Consultant Environmental Project Manager

Consultant Environmental Project Manager Crystal Koles says she was initially drawn to American Transmission Co. because the company’s values align with her own. “ATC has a very strong environmental commitment. That was important to me. I needed to work for a company that really did what they said they were going to do in terms […]

UW-Platteville students get utility design experience with ATC

During the spring semester of 2018, American Transmission Co. teamed up with students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to complete a challenging design engineering project. The engineering students were asked to design the site and foundation for an existing ATC substation. To mimic a real ATC project, students were given design criteria to complete, including […]

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