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Upgrade Current Utility Lines

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 27, 2012

Northwest New Jersey is upgrading power lines. They will be upgrading the existing 230-kilovolt transmission line for about 45 miles, adding 500 kilovolts onto towers that would be as tall as 195 feet in some cases.

Older electric line infrastructure regularly needs to be updated to accommodate growing populations, new roads and buildings. Often overhead lines need to be buried, or additional lines need to be added.

Upgrades are often very unnecessary. Often this type of work needs to be done to prevent power outages. When power lines cannot bring electricity to individuals' homes because tree limbs bring down the lines to homes and business during storms, upgrades and repairs are needed.

If your town or city needs to upgrade current utility lines, contact ElecCom.    

Utility Workers Reach Contract Agreement with ElecComm Corporation

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Three year agreement offers UWUA Local 369’s fiber optic and electric workers important healthcare, salary and retirement protections.

BRAINTREE (September 2, 2012) – The Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 announced today it has reached a three year agreement with ElecComm Corporation, an electric and communications line construction company based in Wilmington, Mass.

ElecComm employs 40 UWUA Local 369 members who serve in the areas of fiber optic communications and electric cable work. The agreement, which comes after 2 months of negotiations, offers important protections for workers in the key areas of working conditions, compensation, healthcare and retirement.  

“We’re pleased to announce that our members have voted to accept a new contract agreement with ElecComm,” said Dan Hurley, president of UWUA Local 369.  “These workers’ efforts day in and day out are critical to help effectively prepare for and respond to storms.  This new contract recognizes their important contributions to ensure safe and reliable power for our communities.”

The new contract runs through September 1, 2015.

Overhead Power Line Maintenance and Installation

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 14, 2012

In the rural and tree lined areas of New England there is beauty, but there are also downed power lines after heavy wind, rain and snow. When violent storms or accidents result in damage to utility lines, major power outages occur. Utility companies are taxed by the need to help restore power. In the New England Area ElecComm is the company that the utility companies call.

Utility line maintenance can be a full-time job in New England. But, as technology grows and universities excel so does the population. Utility companies call ElecComm to assist in bringing power to new housing developments, apartment buildings and condos.

The overhead utility line part of our business includes the installation and maintenance of overhead electrical power lines. One of our largest segment of clients is major utility companies, state and local government, and communication providers. If you need high voltage and communications work, contact us.

24/7 Storm Response Team for Electric Companies

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 07, 2012

With winter right around the corner, electric companies and municipalities could be stretched thin with electric line repair after winter storms. ElecComm is an independent construction and fiber-optic cable company with an innovative, 24/7 a storm response team that is always available. We serve clients like electric companies, ISP’s, and municipalities.

For everything to do with overhead and underground electronic transmission, distribution and telecommunication systems, and design and construction, ElecComm has your turn key solutions.  

When municipalities, developers and electric companies need to install, remove and maintain underground and overhead high and low voltage electric, fiber optic cable and communication distribution systems in any type of environment, or for storm response, ElecComm is here, located in Massachusetts.

Keep your customers happy and warm during and after winter storms, contact us.

Overhead and Underground High Voltage Communication Work

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 31, 2012

The home construction market is rebounding in Massachusetts, condo and apartment complex construction in particular. Condominium communities and apartment complexes need electricity and they need that electricity tied into the existing grid.

Condo and apartment developers need project management, design, and engineering for high voltage and communications work. Over 13 years in New England, ElecComm has laid and spliced thousands of miles of cable up to 35,000 volts. It is what we do.

ElecComm engineers, manages and performs the construction, splicing, testing, maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax Telco networks.

Contact ElecComm, one of the largest underground and overhead high/low voltage electric and communications line construction companies in New England. We can do your high voltage and communications work.

ElecComm is Looking for New Talent!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 23, 2012

ElecComm  is now hiring underground high/low voltage cable installers & splicers as well as a Communications Project Manager and team members.

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. We are looking for capable and experienced employees.

Underground high/low voltage cable installers & splicers – qualifications need to include but not be limited to:

  • Installation, inspection, connecting and disconnecting of cable, conductors and other plant equipment
  • Performs functions associated with cable and conduit installation
  • New Customer project including the installation of up to 35kv cable, splicing and terminations.
  • Splicing Capabilities

Communications Project Manager - qualifications need to include but not be limited to:

  • Project management
  • Estimating Jobs
  • Engineering/Design
  • End to end management expertise
  • Willing to travel throughout New England

ECC has substantially grown and expanded its business serving all of New England. ECC is a reputable organization and is the trusted company for both emergency and planned high voltage work  and communications work.

ECC is UWUA Local 369 company with our core focus on safety, health, and training.

Qualified individuals may send their resumes to

Blown Transformers Need to be Replaced

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Regardless of how it happens, it does happen. Transformers blow, power goes out and transformers need to be replaced, and often lines an poles do to.

Did you hear about these events?

“Electrical line hit and a transformer blows at Mt. Lebanon High School when an excavator hit a utility line, causing a transformer to blow.”

“Power at the Alpaugh Elementary School went out after a construction accident knocked an electrical line off a utility pole causing a major grid failure and power went out in the entire area.”
ElecComm can replace and  install transformers. In the instance where you have a blown transformer, ElecComm will mount the new transformer, connect the primary and secondary conductors and maintain the same loading/phasing arrangement that existed before.

ElecComm will coordinate the grounding of the transformer as well as testing the wiring and connections for continuity and grounds.
If you need a transformer replaced or installed, please contact ElecComm.

Poles, Lighting, and Netting for Indoor or Outdoor Sports Fields

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Now is the time to get your fall fields and recreational facilities set up and squared away. Whether indoor or outdoor, field houses, schools and municipal fields need sports lighting and netting for their facilities.

Team sports participation is increasing. To get more use out of your fields and to encourage evening field rentals from adult leagues, sports lighting is essential. ElecComm installs poles, lighting and sports netting for baseball or other recreational fields.

Field houses, town and schools who are adding sports field lighting to their facilities need an electrical construction team that can install poles, lighting and netting that can be used to light any type of arena, stadium, playing field, or sports center.
ElecComm is expert at every phase of the project, from design build to project management. For sports field lighting at high school and municipal fields, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Can Assist Electric Companies with Storm Response

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Attorney General Martha Coakley is seeking $4 million penalty from the Western Massachusetts Electric Company. She says the utility failed to adequately communicate with residents and municipal officials during the October 2011 snow storm.  She is recommending that the state Department of Public Utilities issue the $4 million penalty.

National Grid may be fined $16M for their lack of response during the October snowstorm and hurricane Irene.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in Connecticut said this week that CL&P should be financially penalized for leaving hundreds of thousands of residents across the state without power after the August and October storms.

The October 2011 snow storm left hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts and Connecticut residents without power for as long as 12 days.

ElecComm is there to assist major utility companies and any municipality all over new England with our specialized storm response team. Before the next storm hits, contact us.

Sports Field Lighting Installation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2012

With the increase in popularity of team sports, in particular, football with the increased participation in programs like Pop Warner, AYF and high school and private school football teams, town and schools are adding sports field lighting to their facilities.
You need an electrical contractor that specializes in heavy duty installations with the right staff and the right equipment for every project. ElecComm is expert at every phase of the project, from design build to project management.

Our electrical construction team can install athletic and sports field lighting that can be used to light any type of arena, stadium, playing field, or sports center. For sports field lighting at high school and municipal fields, contact ElecComm.

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