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Helicopter to be used to install bird diverters along transmission lines in Columbia, Dane, Sauk, Waupaca and Waushara counties

Work slated for first week of March PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Beginning the week of March 1, American Transmission Co. will install more than 1,800 bird diverters on the wires of five transmission lines in Columbia, Dane, Sauk, Waupaca and Waushara counties. Using a light-duty helicopter from Winco Powerline Services, ATC’s construction partner M.J. Electric, LLC will install the bird diverters to help keep […]

ATC brings home a Soup-er Bowl win!

While we could not hold our annual in-person soup and chili tasting Soup-er Bowl fundraiser event this year, American Transmission Co. employees were able to stir up some much-needed funds for food with a virtual event. Here’s the play: we set up three different online giving events to support food banks throughout ATC’s footprint: Feeding […]

ATC helps Bellevue, Plymouth and Ozaukee County offset tree loss 

Two Wisconsin cities and a county park replaced trees lost to emerald ash borer infestations in 2020 thanks to grants from American Transmission Co.’s Community Planting Program.    The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle introduced from Asia. First detected in Wisconsin in 2008, it has since been found in more than 50 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. EAB attacks […]

ATC helps bring school to the zoo

Last fall, American Transmission Co. contributed funds to help establish Zoo School at Madison’s Henry Vilas Zoo. The program was created to address the needs of students who struggled to get access to the virtual school format during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoo School is a collaboration between the Henry Vilas Zoo, the Madison Metropolitan School […]

Wildlife Habitat Council awards conservation certification to ATC  

The four-acre native prairie surrounding American Transmission Co.’s Pewaukee, Wis., headquarters has been recertified as a native landscape by the Wildlife Habitat Council after meeting WHC’s strict requirements for voluntarily managing the site as a sustainable ecosystem. The prairie has been certified by WHC since 2018.  Establishing a prairie takes years  In 2009, we transformed a field surrounding our new headquarters building and parking lot into a native grassland prairie.    “Establishing a native prairie like ours takes years of cultivation,” said […]