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Could the Golf Course Be Liable if Golf Netting is Not Replaced?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 26, 2013

Golf courses and driving range all over the Boston area are in need of replacement netting, poles and lighting. Spring is here, and the weather is finely nice enough that golfers can head outside and enjoy the green and the driving range.
 
Protect your business, abutting property and your guests with replacement golf course netting, poles and lighting.

According to an attorney who was quoted on CBS:

“If you hit a ball and that ball happens to head off and hurt somebody, you are responsible and you have a responsibility to step up,” said attorney Eric Ratinoff.

Ratinoff says while a golfer may be to blame, he doesn’t think that necessarily releases the golf course of all responsibility.

“If the golf course hasn’t at least taken reasonable measures to make sure the golf ball is either stopped with netting, whether it’s high enough or the netting is appropriate enough for the circumstances, then the golf course could be liable too,” said Ratinoff.

At ElecComm we provide installation of poles and netting for golf driving ranges and golf courses along with replacement netting and free estimates.  We use only the best materials and all of our netting is done with Redden Nets. For more information, contact ElecComm.

Pole and Golf Netting Repair or Replacement for Fairways and Driving Ranges

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 04, 2013

Spring has finally arrived in New England and the remaining snow is on its way out. This means it will soon be time for folks to start hitting driving ranges and golf courses. If your golf course or driving range needs pole or netting repair or replacement after this long winter, now is the time before the busy season kicks in.
 
ElecComm offers the best solutions in golf course netting and poles. We will give your course or driving range the space you need created from the right materials. Netting is always custom-made for each course or range to create the most cost effective, highest quality driving range netting system. We will work with you to determine the best placement of your golf course netting system based on trajectory and layout.

At each and every driving range and golf course we consider the surroundings first. With more and more residential communities abutting golf courses, safety and liability are the concerns we consider first. The need for protective golf course netting increases each year. Fairway netting and poles will protect golfers on adjacent fairways as well as the residents in the nearby communities.

By considering each golf course individually, we ensure that your course poles and netting solutions are unique to your needs. Poles and netting are an expense, but our system will last you for years because we take into consideration wind load, force, cabling, and fastening methods, all of which will play a role in the longevity of a driving range net system. If you need to install new, or retrofit your golf course, contact ElecComm.

Assistant Project Manager - Fiber Optics Division Needed

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assistant Project Manager (APM) is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Manager (SPM) with overall fiber optics project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and control. Providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. The APM responsibilities include but are not limited to: Project planning, cost management, staff supervision, time management, quality management and safety management.

Responsibilities:

With direction from Senior Project Manager oversee the fiber splicing and construction projects including:

  • Review and maintain splice plans, test result, and as-builds.
  • Assist with NOC and On Call rotation.
  • Attend site walk outs with customers.
  • Assist in estimating, project scheduling and staff scheduling.
  • Attend weekly project status meetings.
  • Assist crews in troubleshooting through the use of Industry software, maps and designs.
  • Ensure that projects activities move according to predetermined schedule.
  • Assist in devising the project work plans and make revisions as needed.
  • Monitor the progress of the fiber projects on a regular basis and report regular status updates to the Senior Project Manager and customers as needed.
  • Periodic inspection of work sites.
  • Ensure project documents are complete.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • A two year associates degree in project management or related experience preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with an emphasis on outside and inside plant construction.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a project management capacity.
  • Extensive knowledge of fiber optic splicing and testing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to oversee small to midsized projects
  • Must have excellent written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a 365/24/7 environment.
  • Ability to fusion splice and otdr test is plus.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of fiber splicing and network testing.
  • Ability to read and understand fiber splicing designs and maps.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and find work around as needed.
  • Maintain and update project designs, maps and as-built.
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
  • Capacity to handle pressure.
  • Strong computer skills necessary, including excel, word, power point, Auto Cad, Visio, OSP Insight, Fast View, any Utility or telecommunications database software.

Experienced Fiber Optic Splicer Needed

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 25, 2013

Job Description

EXPERIENCED FIBER OPTIC SPLICER

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Splice fiber optic cables using single and mass fusion equipment.
  • Test fiber using Optical Time Domain (OTDR), power meter and light source, field testing with a light identifier.
  • Trouble Shooting.
  • Install required enclosures, FDP’s, and hardware.
  • Maintain existing plant without causing signal failure interruptions.
  •  Maintain test documentation.
  • Maintain project tracing information (production sheets, time sheets, and customer required paperwork).
  • Capable of working at 18 + heights (bucket truck, poles, ladders).
  • Keeping a safe working environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork by cooperating and assisting co-workers as needed.
Required skills/qualifications:
  • Proficient at completing certification testing of fiber optic systems.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Ability to work aloft up to 50’ in a bucket truck, or ladder, or climb utility poles.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Must have a responsible driving record.
  • Understand construction prints and splice schematics.
  • Proficient in the use of all test and splicing equipment and must know how to use computer and all software used by the company concerning the completion of fiber optic projects.
  • All applicants must be able to pass a background check, and drug screen.
  • Attend work on time as scheduled.
  • Must possess strong problem solving, decision making, analytical skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and follow written procedures.
  • One (1) year of technical education or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience required with basic construction and/or electrical skills and the willingness to be cross-trained in other areas of communications site maintenance.

Overhead and Underground Power Line Construction

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 15, 2013

All of February's winter storms brought a lot of snow and a lot of power outages. Unfortunately, along with overheard power lines, there comes power outages.

ElecComm Power is regularly called upon by NSTAR to help restore and repair overhead power lines following unexpected power loss as a result of accidents or weather related incidents, as well as prepare for upcoming storms.

NSTAR has taken preventive measures like replacing over head lines with tree-resistant wire and putting in remote switching capabilities to further protect the above-ground power system.

However, in new construction, condo owners, office complex developers and land developers realize that underground high voltage lines are the way of the future, ElecComm is also there to assist, design and build the power infrastructure.

Many neighborhoods throughout Massachusetts are also putting in underground utilities, because local ordinances require new subdivisions to bury lines at the expense of the developer.

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems.For more information on power line construction, contact ElecComm.

Storm Response for Electrical Power Outages

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 08, 2013

Another winter storm is causing power outages all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Electric companies all over New England will be scrambling to restore downed power lines as a result of high winds, snow, flooding and car accidents.

Power outages are inconvenient to say the least, but they also interrupt commerce in a time when businesses cannot afford it. NSTAR and other electric companies understand how power outages can have  trickle down effect on all aspects of New England living. This is why they trust ElecComm to help repair power infrastructure.

ElecComm storm response team is available 24/7 for both overhead and underground power outages. For more information on storm response, contact ElecComm.

Time to Think about Golf Course Netting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 28, 2013

It is March, it is time to start thinking about spring and your golf course netting and poles. It may be too early to golf, but it is not too early to start getting quotes on netting for you golf course.

The hard winter does a job on golf courses, and leaves many courses with work to do to get ready for the spring. ElecComm installs your golf course netting and poles to custom fit your needs using all Redden Nets. You can count on us to designe your netting which will be custom fitted to meet your needs.

If your driving range or golf course needs new netting and poles or if you would like a free estimate, contact ElecComm. We would like to provide you with a quote for installation of poles and netting for your driving range or golf course.

For information on installation, contact ElecComm.

Overhead Power Line Repair and Maintenance

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

When you are affected by storms and events that cause power outages, you want the problem fixed fast. That is why electric companies in the Northeast rely on ElecComm for assistance with storm response and repairs to the electric grid.

No one wants to wait a week to get power back in the northeast during the winter season. NSTAR and other electric companies respond to natural disasters by calling an electric line construction company with experience in overhead line repair, a company who they can rely on.

Being proactive is what helps get power restored faster during unplanned power outages caused by storms. For overhead power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm is Working with NSTAR to Restore Power

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

With the tens of thousands of homeowners and businesses that lost power in the weekend’s snow storm, New England electric companies sought assistance for storm response.  NSTAR called ElecComm to help with the repair of overhead power lines.

Our crews are still working to restore power for NSTAR customers. We have worked all over the cape including Hyannis, Plymouth, Kingston, Sandwich and other local areas.  As always our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch to repair damages to overhead power lines for any planned or unplanned event.

ECC provides assistance to all the major public utilities throughout the Northeast restoring power during major power outages. For more information, contact us.

Gov. Patrick: Time to Consider Putting Power Lines Underground

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 11, 2013

Deval Patrick urges utilities to take hard look at moving utility lines underground.

Gov. Patrick used multiple appearances with the media Monday to call for utilities to review the cost to bury power lines underground, following a historic weekend snowstorm that left over 400,000 customers across the state of Massachusetts without electricity.

“I think we’re getting to a point where it would be very worthwhile for the utilities to do some hard analysis about the value of burying utilities underground,” Patrick said after touring the damage caused by the powerful storm.

Utilities have been reluctant at moving more infrastructures below ground, saying consumers would object to spending as much as $2.1 million a mile, according to one industry estimate, to bury wires for a system that’s not fail-safe.

On its website, National Grid says underground transmission lines are more expensive to install than above ground lines.

National Grid says of its approximately 200,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines, only approximately 5,000 miles are located underground.

At ElecComm, underground transmission lines is our specialty, contact us.

WCVB.com

Overhead Line Maintenance after Snow Storms

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 08, 2013

During snow storms, fallen trees and high winds cause damage to utility lines resulting in major power outages. Electric companies need help restoring power. In the New England area, utility companies call on ElecComm to help repair and maintain overhead utility lines.

The overhead utility line department of our business includes the removal, repair and maintenance of overhead power lines.  Major utility companies, state and local governments, and communication service providers are just a few of the customers who call on ElecComm for assistance.
 
For a trusted company for emergency high voltage and communications work, contact us.

Telecommunications Infrastructure will Create Growth

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Across the globe, there is a delicate balance between sustained investment in essential infrastructure and a corresponding advance in socioeconomic progress. Telecommunications infrastructure and platforms have become the driver of growth in the twenty-first century.

It's now the forward-thinking key performance indicator that all economists must monitor, in addition to the GDP.

Recently a market study was done which analyzes global and regional market trends and conditions affecting telecom service providers, enterprises, subscribers, and the global networked economy.

Economic readings are worrisome nearly everywhere, but so far the impact on global telecom and enterprise technology spending is not severe.

For information on ElecComm’s ability to engineer, manage and perform the construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks, contact us.

Telecomstech

Wind Turbines Require Underground Electric Cable

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 18, 2013

The wind energy industry in the U.S. received good news recently. With the extension of the Production Tax Credit, which financially supports many of the country’s wind energy projects, the industry has managed to secure at least another year of dynamic growth.

Massachusetts has become one of the leaders in wind energy. While most people think only turbines are needed, underground electric cables are needed to connect the power generated by the turbines to the energy grid.

Wind farms require wind turbines and miles of underground electric cable. The wind power industry needs electric cables that span all the various voltages because wind turbines transmit power from the generators to ground-based equipment through large cables.

To ensure that your wind power project is successfully connected to the grid, contact ElecComm to install the project’s underground cabling.

Underground High Voltage Cable Repairs

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 11, 2013

Underground electrical cables distribute electricity to homes, parking lot lighting, and commercial developments. Underground high voltage cables have problems less frequently  than overhead lines, but they do degrade over time and break.

Underground high voltage cables are subject to breaks or faults. When this happens ElecComm can locate the underground cable and the break and make the repair.

Underground electrical cables are more convenient and eye appealing, but when a problem occurs only the services of an expert underground cable specialist can help. If you are a landowner, developer or construction company who needs high voltage cable repair, contact ElecComm.

Happy New Year from ElecComm Power

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year from ElecComm Power! We would like to thank you, our customers for a wonderful 2013, and we wish you a wonderful, enlightening and prosperous New Year!

If ElecComm Power has had the pleasure of bringing or restoring power to your business, development or town, we thank you for your business and for the pleasure of working with you. If you are in need of high voltage utility lines, storm response, telecommunication networks or utility line construction we hope that you consider ElecComm Power in 2013.  

From all of us to all of you, a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Electrical Upgrades in New Jersey

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 28, 2012

PSE&G will begin replacing transformers, circuit breakers and transmission lines at some substations in New Jersey next week as part of an effort to improve electrical delivery, power quality and reliability, the company said.

This is part of the company’s plan to spend more than $3 billion over the next three years on capital improvements to its distribution system.

Crews will replace transformers, circuit breakers, and overhead transmission lines.

Also, the company will convert other transmission lines to a 69,000-volt substation from 26,000 volts and will replace old equipment with state-of-the art, modern equipment.

This electrical infrastructure upgrade will ensure continued safe, reliable utility service for area residents and business owners.

If your city or town needs an electrical infrastructure overhaul, contact ElecComm.

NorthJersey.com

Electrical Line Storm Response

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 21, 2012

Today is the first day of winter, and with winter comes storms and downed power lines. In fact, a gust of wind knocked down scaffolding in NY taking down power lines with it.

For electrical line construction or for emergence storm response to repair downed power lines, a trusted Electric line construction company is necessary. A company like ElecComm Power.

ECC provides assistance to major public utilities throughout the Northeast restoring power during major power outages resulting from storms. Our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch in preparation for any unplanned event.

For more information, contact ECC.

National Grid Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades will Increase Reliability for Cape Ann Communities

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 13, 2012

The project will improve service for more than 20,000 customers in six north shore towns National Grid has announced that an $11 million dollar electrical infrastructure improvement project is under way that will result in improved electrical service reliability for the communities of Essex, Hamilton, Gloucester, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport and Wenham, Mass.

The company is upgrading 15 miles of underground cable systems that will add capacity to our distribution system as well as add system redundancy in the event of a power outage. “A top priority at National Grid is to provide safe and reliable service to customers and businesses in the communities we serve,” said Marcy Reed, president, National Grid, MA.“Continuous investment in our infrastructure is vital to help reduce the occurrence of power outages and assure that we have capacity on the system to allow for economic growth. We want our customers to know we are here for them, delivering energy solutions in projects like this so they can have the service we know they expect.”

The project consists of the installation of new underground cable in the existing manhole and duct system that runs through Beverly, Manchester by the Sea and Gloucester. Work crews will be installing the cable at locations along route 127 in Manchester, and on Magnolia Avenue, Essex Avenue, Western Avenue and Main Street in Gloucester. In addition to the installation of new cable, the company will be upgrading existing equipment in its substations in Beverly, Manchester and Gloucester that will further enhance the reliability of the system and improve restoration times during outages.

National Grid has hired ElecComm (ECC) to work on the project. ElecComm is one of the largest underground and overhead voltage electric and communications line construction companies in New England.

“We are thrilled to be working with National Grid on this highly sensitive project while upgrading underground cable and improving power reliability for its cities and towns in the Cape Ann area,” said Sean Martin EVP, ElecComm Corporation. “One of ElecComm’s core values is health and safety and we will ensure our team works in a safe environment, while protecting the public and working in unison with local communities.”

National Grid began work on the infrastructure upgrades in September and to date, has completed 20 percent of the project. The project is scheduled for completion on June 1, 2013.

Telecommunication and Utility Delivery Demand is Higher

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The convergence of telecommunication and utility delivery will continue to fuel growth around New England and the US.

Over the past decade, there has been a convergence of telecommunication delivery and utility delivery. There is a greater demand for high-speed data transmission for businesses and residences. Improvements in demand for transmission-line erection and cable-laying services will correspond with stronger growth in the US economy over the next five years.

ElecComm provides comprehensive design, construction, maintenance and repair services for electric power and telecommunication transmission infrastructure, including transmission lines, towers, cables and other utility structures.

For help in project management, design, electric line construction and delivery, contact ElecComm.

Equities.com

A "Thanksgiving Thank-You Note" For ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 21, 2012

After SuperStorm Sandy, ElecComm, an electric line construction company, was contacted by utility companies around New England and New York to help restore power. The following is a note we received from Unitil.

"I'd like to extend my appreciatino and thanks to ElecComm Corporation for playing an integral role in making possible our efficient, safe, speedy response to The SuperStorm Sandy. We were able to address the outages affecting over 69,000 customers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in under 48 hours. this was an outstanding feat for a weather event of this magnitude.

Thanks to our collaboration with you and the other electrical contractors, Unitil set the pace for restroation in our region. On behalf of our grateful customers, we thank you for your hard work alongside our crews in response to this unprecedented event."

Again, Thank You,

Robert G. Schoenberger

Golf Course Netting

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

After the super storm Sandy, which took their toll on golf courses around New England and New York, ElecComm has been getting calls for golf course netting repairs. Winter does a job on golf courses, and damaged netting gets worse as winter rolls on.

Golf courses and driving ranges need safe and secure golf course netting in order to protect against property damage and personal injury.

If your golf course or driving range is in need of installation of poles and netting or is looking for a free estimate on replacement netting, contact ElecComm.  All of our golf course netting is done with Redden Nets.

When we install your golf course netting we custom fit it to your needs.

ElecComm Crews Help Restore Power in NY

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 12, 2012

An electric line construction company from Wilmington, Mass., has been helping fix storm damage in New York City.

Crews from ElecComm worked Thursday to inspect the flooded, muck-filled utility tunnels that carry current to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.

Before they descended into the manholes, a worker from New York based Bancker Construction used a 3,400 gallon vacuum truck to suck up the sand that coated the underground cables.

Ed Sellman says the cleaning process helps ensure that crew members are not "working in mud like pigs." It also helps them see what they're doing.

Workers need to visually inspect as much of the underground electrical system as they can for damage before the cables are re-energized.

It's slow, painstaking work.

Wall Street Journal

ElecComm Crews Are Restoring Electric Power in Long Island

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 07, 2012

As of yesterday, there were still over 200,000 still without power on Long Island as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The people in the coastal communities of Long Island and Queens, NY were among the hardest hit by Sandy. Now they are suffering new blows because of the difficulty in getting electric power restored quickly.

With a largely above-ground power network exposed to the full fury of Sandy's fierce winds and 14-foot storm surge, more than 90% of LIPA's 1.1 million customers lost their power, the biggest impact on any area power company. The ElecComm underground crews have been deployed to Long Island to help restore power.

ElecComm's core business focus is on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. For information, contact ElecComm.

Excerpts - Reuters

Hurricane Sandy Leaves Many without Power

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

There are still more than 100,000 residents and businesses without power in Massachusetts, and in New York, the numbers are far worse. ElecComm is working around the clock with utility companies in New England and New York to help restore power. As we know, storms can happen anywhere at any time and very few have been left untouched by Hurricane Sandy.
 
Utility companies and electric line construction companies have been sending out storm response teams throughout New England to rebuild electric lines and to restore power to the hundreds of thousands of customers still without power.

Our team was dispatched at 3AM on Monday morning to respond to Unitil and were put to work on power restorations that afternoon. They are still working in New Hampshire to help restore power.

ElecComm provides assistance to major public utilities up and down the east coast restoring power during major power outages caused by storms. We have a fully crossed trained team and we are ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned power outage. Contact us for more information.

Keep Electricity Flowing With Fewer Service Interruptions

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 25, 2012

ElecComm Power’s electrical linemen and electricians have constructed thousands of miles of transmission lines and structures throughout New England. We specialize in constructing, refurbishing and maintaining power utility overhead lines in every terrain, in all weather for all types of commercial clients and utility companies.

All year round, our electric line construction techniques and line maintenance keep electricity flowing, with fewer system interruptions.

We safely build and maintain transmission configurations for single or multiple overhead power line project requirements of virtually every size. We also provide line distribution design, installation, voltage conversions, and maintenance of primary and secondary systems.

For more information, contact ElecComm Power.

Installation, Removal, and Maintenance of Electrical Lines

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 19, 2012

Power companies, cities and town around New England need electric line construction companies that focus on the installation, removal and maintenance of overhead and underground electric/communications distribution systems. ElecComm or ECC is the company they call.

What have we been doing for electric companies like NSTAR, WMECO, CL&P and PSNH as well as municipalities?

  • Distribution circuits and DSS line Reconductoring for Capacity.
  • Reconductoring of DSS Lines for reliability.
  • New electric line construction projects.
  • Splicing Capabilities

ElecComm can install and remove all cables, including:

  • Copper or Aluminum Cable
  • URD Installations
  • Rod/Rope and brush ducts
  • Pump and Clean MH's
  • Fiber Optic and Cable Installation and Splicing
  • Inner Duct Installation
  • All Grounding
For more information, contact ECC.

Electric Line Construction in Communities Across New England

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 12, 2012

For the beautification of greenways, city development or building rehabilitations, an electrical construction company is needed. ElecComm is that New England based company providing project management, design, engineering and end to end management expertise to all electric line construction projects.

Many communities across Massachusetts and New England are creating or updating electric transmission lines. ElecComm is able to assist in these projects. Construction companies, utility companies, manufacturing, municipalities and commercial properties are all the types of clients who call us to make use of our services.

For complete cost effective projects in electric utility transmission and distribution, contact us.

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 info@eleccommc.com

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.

New Apartment Communities Need Electricity to be Tied into Grid

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2012

With the increase in the amount of individuals renting today, rental community construction is on the rise in cities and towns throughout New England. As contractors and construction companies scramble to build more apartment homes, the electricity for these large communities needs to be tied into the existing power grid.

Foundations for the transmission structures need to erected, and transmission line wiring also needs to be completed whenever new apartment complexes or condo communities are built. New utility lines and towers prevent the overload to existing electrical infrastructure and allow the new apartment and condo communities to have adequate power without overextending the grid.

Electric line construction companies work closely with public utility companies in the construction of lines, transformers and towers.

If you are a construction company charged with building a new apartment home, condo or townhouse community in New England, contact ElecComm for utility line construction.

Summer Storms Can Reap Havoc on Utility Lines

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer storms can happen anywhere at any time. Several Mid Atlantic East coast states have been dramatically affected by summer storms over the weekend preceding July 4th. Several states have downed utility lines which have left homeowners and businesses without power for several days.

Utility companies and electric line construction companies have been sending storm response teams out all over the east coast to rebuild electric lines and to restore power to the 500,000 customers still without power.

ElecComm provides assistance to major public utilities throughout New England restoring power during major power outages caused by storms. Our team is fully crossed trained and is ready for dispatch in preparation for any planned or unplanned power outage. Contact us.

Custom Golf Course Netting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2012

It is golf season, and the rainy spring has many courses left with work to do.  Golf courses and driving ranges need golf course netting. For the protection of the course, the patrons and by standers, golf course netting needs to be safe and secure.

ElecComm provides installation of poles and netting for golf driving ranges and golf courses along with replacement netting and free estimates. All of our golf course netting is done with Redden Nets.

No golf course is cookie cutter, and your golf course safety netting should not be either. When you use ElecComm to install your golf course netting you can count on it to be designed and custom fitted to meet your needs.
 
For information on installation, contact ElecComm.

New Power Line Projects Benefit Towns and Cities

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Municipalities need to upgrade transmission lines and towers. Electric line infrastructure needs to be upgraded in order to efficiently and effectively transmit electricity from the grid to homes and businesses. New lines prevent overloads on other power lines.
 
Upgraded lines and towers are an important addition to the infrastructure of cities and towns, making them more enticing to new or expanding businesses.

Upon completion of a new power line project, the new lines will have significant benefits to electric customers in the surrounding region. New power line projects often include new substations, lines and towers that provide additional, direct improvements to the reliability of electric service for homes and businesses in that region.
 
For information on a quote for a new electrical line project, contact ElecComm.
 

ElecComm to Remove Existing and Install New Transformer - Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ElecComm can replace transformers and  install transformers. This particular transformer is 75kVA Liquid Filled Padmounted transformer for Phillips Academy. The primary voltage, configuration, and the basic lightning impulse insulation level (BIL) is 2400 volt, Delta, 60 kV BIL.

ElecComm will mount the transformer on existing concrete pad, connect the primary and secondary conductors to the transformer and maintain the same loading/phasing arrangement as existed
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ElecComm will coordinate de-energizing and re-energizing of the transformer with the Academy. Grounding of the transformer will take place as well as testing wiring and connections for continuity and grounds.
 
If you need a transformer replaced and installed, please contact ElecComm.
 

Rhode Island Power Company Updates Electricity Delivery System

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Many power companies and the infrastructure that delivers electricity needs updating and upgrading. The Rhode Island Reliability Project is one of these projects. Nearly 750 power line poles have been installed thus far and National Grid is calling this the half-way point in the construction schedule of the Rhode Island Reliability Project. This project will strengthen the reliability of Rhode Island's power grid by increasing its capacity and allowing National Grid the flexibility to deliver electricity where it's needed when usage is at its highest.

The project includes the reconstruction of existing transmission lines and the addition of a new transmission line within an existing 21-mile corridor. More than 300 miles of power lines and nearly 750 new poles are being installed along with the installation of new equipment at substations in Rhode Island.

Transmission lines carry electricity from power plants to local distribution systems where the voltage levels are reduced in stages to provide electricity to homes and businesses. The new transmission line will enable more electricity to flow into the state as needed to meet customers' needs.

Your customers depend on your ability to deliver electricity to them every minute of every day. For electric line construction or when you need to improve the performance and reliability of the regional electric transmission system, contact ElecComm.

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Wind Power needs Underground Cabling

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2012

With the increased interest in wind energy, states have been experimenting with wind power. Massachusetts also offers incentives to companies willing to invest in wind energy. Therefore Massachusetts has become one of the leaders in wind energy.

But turbines are not all that is needed for a wind farm. Those the turbines are what the public sees, less visible are the underground electric cables, which will connect the power generated by the turbines to the energy grid.

Electric Cables span the wind power industry all at various voltages. Wind turbines transmit power from their generators to ground-based equipment through large cables capable of handling many Amps.

To meet the energy needs of the communities they serve, wind farms require wind turbines and miles of underground medium, high, and low voltage cable.

Are you in the wind power industry? To ensure that the project is successfully connected to the grid, locally-source the installation. Contact ElecComm to install the project’s underground cabling.

ElecComm Installs and Removes a Wide Variety of Power and Telecom Cables

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whether you need to move power or data, ElecComm is New England's first choice for electricity line construction and communications line construction. We pride ourselves in being your business' sole source for planning and installing high voltage power solutions as well as telecommunication network data solutions that range from serving a single business all the way up to serving the needs of entire municipalities.  

We install cables in a wide range of sizes (to include 1000Kcml, 700, 500, 300, 250, 1/0, and 2str) and for a wide range of purposes that include: 

  • Copper or Aluminum Cable
  • URD Installations
  • Rod/Rope and brush ducts
  • Pump and Clean MH's
  • Fiber Optic and Cable Installation and Splicing
  • Inner Duct Installation
  • All Grounding

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our Underground High/Low Voltage Cable Installation Removal and Splicing services

ElecComm Wins Bid in Chicopee, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 18, 2012

ElecComm was recently awarded the bid for “City of Chicopee Fiber Ring" (144F ADSS). The installation of the fiber optic cable will be in the electrical space and will be performed in and around high voltage lines. ElecCom has an experienced team with the proper qualifications to work in the electrical space. Work performed will be in both the underground and overhead space. This project will commence in mid-June.

ElecComm is Hiring Underground Electrical Cable Installers and Pullers in Massachusetts

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ElecComm is currently looking for Underground Electrical Cable Installers and Pullers. Role and responsibilities includes: installing and constructing of plant and equipment; directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating; and incumbents work under general supervision.

The position includes directing and performing functions associated with cable, electrical equipment, and conduit to install, and/or remove. Operates trucks and equipment of any size in conjunction with inspecting, installing, connecting, disconnecting of conductors, and other plant and equipment. Assist or be assisted by personnel of a higher, equal, or lower rating for all tasks within the line of progression.

Must have full knowledge of: The Fundamentals of electricity; the layout, functions and construction of the underground electric system; the theory and practices of splicing, the standards and specifications for installation, removal and repair of he underground electric systems; the practices, principles of operations and the proper applications of equipment as prescribed by the Company for safety and first aid.

For more information, click UG Lineworker Leader, or contact ElecComm by calling 866-466-2931.

Energy Construction Services in New England

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ElecComm provides power and energy construction services such as design, construction, maintenance, engineering, and infrastructure services to the utility industry.

Are you looking for a fiber-optic cable services company for your construction project? ElecComm Power has project management capabilities and fully qualified field personnel who have the skills to make sure that operations run smoothly at every stage.

If you have a fiber optic cable job that entails splicing, testing, restoration, ongoing maintenance or  new construction, you can depend on us. ECC customers include but not limited to major utility companies, state and local government, communication service providers, government federally funded projects, municipalities and private entities. Contact us.

ElecComm Begins Fiber Splicing for the Open Cape Project

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2012

ElecComm splice crews commenced fiber splicing on the Open Cape Project. Crews are installing fiber optic cable ends into Coyote splice enclosures. The cable ends will be butt spliced together in order to complete the main run or backbone cable for the project. Each splice location needs to have a 144 fiber strands fusion spliced together. Once the backbone is complete, work will begin on laterals – connecting municipal buildings, businesses , and communication hubs.

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ECC Has Installed 50 Miles of ADSS Fiber Optic Cable Since Awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ElecComm was awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011 and since then has installed 50 miles of ADSS fiber optic cable. The backbone will run from Brockton Mass to Provincetown and the other run will go from Providence, Rhode Island to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Once the backbone is installed Open Cape will install lateral cables that will run into customer space to provide them with service.

ElecComm was also awarded a Fiber to the tower project for Lightower. This project encompasses all ADSS fiber being placed in the power space on the utility poles. ElecComm performs many tasks such as pole transfers, rebuilds, plant extensions, fusion splicing, mass fusion splicing and 24 hour restoration response for Utility companies.

Need more information? Contact ElecComm by clicking here or call 866-466-2931.