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New Rental Housing Units Require New Electrical Infrastructure

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 05, 2018
ElecCcom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Today, apartment community construction is everywhere. Due to the increasing number of people who are choosing to rent and the amount of communities cropping up. These communities require new electric line construction and upgrades in the existing electrical infrastructure in order to add additional housing units.

Additionally, these rental units also require multiple phone lines and cabling in addition to just the electric lines. Although underground high voltage cables are now commonly used by many apartment units, the need for installing poles and transformers is also still necessary. Only certified electric construction line companies can handle these broad electric construction jobs for commercial use.

The staff at ElecComm has the knowledge and experience to handle large electric construction line projects. We work hand in hand with construction companies and electric companies for timely delivery of new electrical infrastructure. Contact ElecComm to find out more about our electric construction services.

Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lifts Must Be Done By Trained Personnel

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018

Aerial lift trucks and devices are complex pieces of equipment that, when they become worn out, are expensive to repair. Although they are equipped with proper safety systems, they are still susceptible to overloading during service. Thus, annual dielectric testing and inspection is required to ensure this equipment works safely at maximum capacity prior to dispatching them to the job site.

High voltage dielectric testing of aerial lifts is a crucial task since the lift provides insulation to ground workers who are working on or close to high voltage cables and apparatus. Testing and inspection must be done by certified personnel who are trained to specifically perform dielectric testing service. Only dielectric testing experts are trained to use the special equipment necessary for inspection and testing. Also, there are particular methods that are acceptable to ANSI standards.

ETS, Inc. specialize in this line of work. We guarantee the correct method will be executed when testing aerial devices. Our team is fully-equipped with dielectric testing knowledge, tools, and equipment and we have the competent experience to handle the job. Contact ETS, Inc. to find out more about these services.

Dielectric Testing and Inspection of Aerial Lifts Must Be Done By Trained Personnel

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 28, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

Aerial lift trucks and devices are complex pieces of equipment that, when they become worn out, are expensive to repair. Although they are equipped with proper safety systems, they are still susceptible to overloading during service. Thus, annual dielectric testing and inspection is required to ensure this equipment works safely at maximum capacity prior to dispatching them to the job site.

High voltage dielectric testing of aerial lifts is a crucial task since the lift provides insulation to ground workers who are working on or close to high voltage cables and apparatus. Testing and inspection must be done by certified personnel who are trained to specifically perform dielectric testing service. Only dielectric testing experts are trained to use the special equipment necessary for inspection and testing. Also, there are particular methods that are acceptable to ANSI standards.

ElecComm specialize in this line of work. We guarantee the correct method will be executed when testing aerial devices. Our team is fully-equipped with dielectric testing knowledge, tools, and equipment and we have the competent experience to handle the job. Contact ElecComm to find out more about these services.

Underground High Voltage Cables for Less Power Disruption

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 21, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Gusty winds during stormy weather can cause downed power lines which greatly impact business continuity. Although, emergency restoration teams are immediately deployed for necessary repairs, depending on the extent of damage, it can often take days or weeks to fully restore power. With extensive disruption, repair expenses can be extensive and costly. For this reason and more underground high voltage cable networks make great business sense.

The initial expense of upgrading can be intimidating if all factors are not taken into consideration. But when the advantages are properly laid out, consumers can understand the benefits of underground power line. These advantages will support the initial investment and the decrease in repair and maintenance costs will pay for the installation over-time. Because the lines are underground they cannot be affected by strong wind, ice, snow or other environmental damage. With the decreased potential of the damage that can affect overhead lines, power interruptions are less likely. This means less uncontrollable business interruption.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is highly recommended by commercial electric construction companies. The insulation system involved also means safer and more efficient power transmission. To find out more about the advantages of underground power lines, contact ElecComm.

Reputable Dielectric Testing and Inspection Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Incidents and overloads can happen in any aerial device. Although they are engineered with sufficient safety settings, in-service issues can develop from continuous use. These are extremely complex devices and repairs can be challenging and costly. Early detection of system issues which could be developing can mitigate more complicated, time-consuming and costly issues.

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspections for Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks are required by OSHA and ANSI to ensure they are operating in optimal condition. These vital inspections are performed in order to detect any issues in insulation. This way repairs can be made as soon as possible to mitigate further complications before they cause injuries or downtime. Dielectric testing confirms the electrical strength or electrical voltage of various apparatus. Many tests are conducted by applying a voltage across the "insulator" portion of the apparatus while measuring the resultant leakage current.

ETS, Inc. offers dielectric testing services of aerial devices ensures they function as intended prior to dispatch. Our team is fully-equipped with over 35 years of experience in this line of expertise and exceeds all OSHA and ANSI requirements. We also cater wheeled cranes up to 150 tons, steam cleaning, telescopic, articulated and combination inspections.

To find out more about our Dielectric Testing and Inspection services, contact ETS, Inc..

Reputable Dielectric Testing and Inspection Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018
ElecComm - Aerial Lift Boston, MA

Incidents and overloads can happen in any aerial device. Although they are engineered with sufficient safety settings, in-service issues can develop from continuous use. These are extremely complex devices and repairs can be challenging and costly. Early detection of system issues which could be developing can mitigate more complicated, time-consuming and costly issues.

Annual Dielectric Testing and Inspections for Aerial Lift Trucks and Digger Derricks are required by OSHA and ANSI to ensure they are operating in optimal condition. These vital inspections are performed in order to detect any issues in insulation. This way repairs can be made as soon as possible to mitigate further complications before they cause injuries or downtime. Dielectric testing confirms the electrical strength or electrical voltage of various apparatus. Many tests are conducted by applying a voltage across the "insulator" portion of the apparatus while measuring the resultant leakage current.

ElecComm offers dielectric testing services of aerial devices ensures they function as intended prior to dispatch. Our team is fully-equipped with over 35 years of experience in this line of expertise and exceeds all OSHA and ANSI requirements. We also cater wheeled cranes up to 150 tons, steam cleaning, telescopic, articulated and combination inspections.

To find out more about our Dielectric Testing and Inspection services, contact ElecComm.

A Better Option for Underground Fiber Optic Systems for Faster Business Operations

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018
ElecComm underground fiber optic installation in Plymouth, MA

There are many advantages to undergrounding fiber optic cables for telecom networks. However, sometimes the cost and labor intensity can be prohibitive. The numerous benefits of Microtrenching are gradually gaining ground for designing and building telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA making it a popular option for business and community installations. Microtrenching involves burying fiber cables or by stacking the conduits atop one another in narrow trenches about ¾ inch wide and 12 inches deep.

Because there is less digging involved, excavation work need not to be extensive. This results in a reduction in logistics, time spent on the project, and cost. In fact, with microtrenching, these factors can be cut by almost half that of traditional underground cable installation. In burying under roads, the trench cut is repaired with a minor patch. For grassy areas, the soil is replaced and can be reseeded immediately. Micro trenching also allows storage of fiber optic cable slack for easy fiber optic splicing work during network expansion, repair, and maintenance.

Microtrenching is applicable in both urban and rural settings. Unlike above ground installations, fiber optic microtrenches are not as susceptible to external forces, enabling smooth communications even in adverse weather conditions. Eleccomm’s team of network technicians and engineers is always prepared for telecommunication network design installations. For more information, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Offers Quality Golf Course Poles and Netting Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 31, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

During the warmer days, golf enthusiasts hit the golf range. Due to the increasing number of participants on the golf courses, it's important for golf range owners to be sure the environment is secure by installing golf range netting to protect people and property both inside and outside the premises.

Golf courses have both beginners and experts practicing their swing and driving. Providing a space to practice and compete without restriction increase enjoyment and revenue. State of the art golf driving range netting is necessary to ensure that stray balls won't end up in areas where they shouldn't be. Golf balls should stay within the range so as not to pose a threat to passersby and nearby property.

ElecComm offers durable poles and safety golf netting. Golf driving range netting in Boston, MA is our expertise and we guarantee meticulous and quality installation that will last. For golf course poles and netting services, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm for Quality Construction and Maintenance of New Power Infrastructure

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 24, 2018
ElecComm Power Infrastructure - Boston, MA

As commercial buildings and retail stores begin to sprout up across Massachusetts, the demand for utility infrastructure also surges. New power lines, poles and transfer stations must be built in order to supply power adequately to business establishments.

ElecComm offers energy construction services that includes design, construction, engineering and infrastructure for busineses and commercial consumers. Our crew is fully crossed trained to make sure every phase of the operation is carried out meticulously. You can count on us for quality construction of fiber optic cable splicing, testing, restoration and maintenance.

If your business requires electric transmission line updates, telecommunication and fiber optic networks, ElecComm can assist in your construction project. Contact ustoday, our crew will assist you from development to maintenance of your new utility infrastructure

 

 

Underground High Voltage Cable Protection System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 17, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Providence, RI

Underground cable protection is integral to protect underground high voltage cables in Providence, RI. Utility and electric construction line companies must abide by the power industry standards to ensure the ground cables are well-protected from electric faults and physical damages. Efficient power distribution with less interruption can be achieved when these standard systems are properly applied during installation and maintenance.

Pad-mounted gear assembly is done to case distribution switches, fuses and other switch gears in air-insulated steel. This housing keeps contaminants at bay and makes it easy for manual and remote supervision/control of the entire system. Pad-mounted fused switches, pad-mounted vacuum fault interrupters and pad-mounted breakers and re-closurers are the usual methods enforced to secure it during underground high voltage installation.

When protecting the cables, this depends on the voltage and installation process of your electric company. But commonly warning tapes and markers are used to provide clear visual indication to workers operating near the infrastructure. Protective coverings such as mesh, sheets and hard pipes add impact protection during excavation work nearby. In some installations, concrete is affixed to the conduits for further protection.

To find out more about underground distribution system protection, contact ElecComm.

Advantages of Underground High Voltage Cable System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA

Many companies and commercial infrastructure are using underground high voltage cable systems because of the many advantages it offers in communication and data transfers. Here are few advantages of underground power systems:

Compared to overhead power lines that are prone to environmental hazards, underground cables are much safer because they are buried making the risk for danger minimal. It also presents a better view in urban, historic or in environmentally protected areas since the cables are situated below ground and are not visible. Moreover, underground high voltage cables in Boston, MA requires less maintenance since faulty lines are less likely to occur because of the layers of insulation and mechanical protection that are applied. Voltage drop and power surges are reduced in underground power lines due to the protective properties that are designed to lessen these common electrical issues.

If you are planning to upgrade your electric and communication distribution system, you might want to consider an underground high voltage cable setup. Contact ElecComm for removal of your traditional overhead cables and for information on installation of your new underground distribution structure.

Telecommunication Network for Faster and More Secure Business Transaction - Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 03, 2018
ElecComm telecommunication networks in Providence, RI

Telecommunication networks in Providence, RI have an integral role in delivering relevant information and data over immense distances. It is now widely applied in business and commercial use to extend their services to a much greater area quickly. With telecommunication networks, businesses can showcase their products and services virtually and carry out quicker transactions with ease and security.

Over the years, telecommunication networks have been constantly evolving and have assisted hi-tech devices which have access to computer networks. This provides much faster interaction between consumers and businesses. Installation of telecommunication networks calls for a strategic design in order to secure the sharing of pertinent data. The discovery of fiber optics has paved the way for the speedier transmission of data and has offered a more secure option for data sharing.

The application of fiber optic splicing in telecommunication networks provides businesses a much more reliable means of communication with customers and remote employees and promotes more collaboration. With the advantages and benefits of telecommunications networks, businesses can expand rapidly and have more opportunity for new ventures to rise and grow.

If you are interested in updating your telecommunication network infrastructure, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Employment Opportunities

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 26, 2018
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Fiber Optic Splicing For Speedier Business Operation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 26, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Plymouth, MA

Fiber optic splicing has revolutionized the channeling of pertinent data and information over long distances. Fiber optic technology provides speed of light access to various data that supports thriving businesses in their daily operations.

The installation of fiber optic system requires expert handling and is subjected to intensive probing prior to the actual splicing into telecommunication networks. This crucial process must be done meticulously in order to avoid loss of signal and to prevent data sharing issues during actual transmission of important information. To maximize fiber optic operations, fiber optic experts must take into account the precise carrying capacity and temperature level requirements for a particular function.

Research for fiber optics splicing in Boston, MAcontinues to move forward so its optimum potential for telecommunication services can be achieved. Full access to fiber based networks can greatly benefit business operations and standards. To find out more about the benefits of fiber optic splicing for your business, contact ElecComm.

High Quality Field Netting, Lighting, and Poles

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 19, 2018
ElecComm Netting, Lighting, and Poles - Boston, MA

Poles, lighting, and netting are not only applicable for securing golf ranges. Other sports facilities also require this protective set-up to secure the surrounding properties from errant balls. The increasing popularity of baseball, lacrosse and other sports fields calls for reliable and top quality sports netting solutions.

ElecComm offers sports lighting and netting installations not limited to golf range facilities but other sports fields as well. Our crew can light up arenas, stadiums, and sport centers for schools and municipal fields. We custom-make and install protective sports netting around perimeter in order to protect spectators from getting hit and to protect the facility from liability caused by stray balls.

Whether you have a small indoor sports facility or a large outdoor recreational field, we can set-up the perfect lighting, poles and netting necessary to secure and protect your location. Contact ElecComm for durable materials and state-of-the-art design of your protective netting, lighting, and poles.

Underground High Voltage Systems Bolster Power System Reliability

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

The rising demand for continuous electricity increases the need for a stable and reliable power system. The soil serves as natural protection against the weather elements, which makes underground high voltage cable systems a viable option for businesses in sustaining an uninterrupted power supply. An underground electrical distribution system is the most cost-effective solution for companies and industries located in areas that are affected by extreme weather patterns.

Burying wires underground provides an aesthetic appeal to the over-all visual impact of the area since the tangle of bundled wires are all neatly hidden out-of-site. Thus, an underground cable system project is most beneficial to businesses and communities that want to preserve the natural beauty of the surroundings.

On the other hand, dependable underground high voltage cable systems in Wilmington, MA are equipped with appropriate electrical fault detection systems and circuit protection gear. While damage is less likely and maintenance is far less when wires are buried underground, identification and isolation of electrical faults can be challenging. However, as a remedy to this, time domain reflectometry equipments can accurately tract and monitor the existence of these electrical faults, enabling power system engineers to act timely in critical situations.

ElecComm is committed to the advancement of underground cable systems. Our top of the line equipment bolster the safety and reliable daily operation of businesses. Our highly trained technicians and engineers are always ready to correspond to every electrical installation and maintenance needs. For more about the benefits of underground cable systems, contact ElecComm.

Strong and Resilient Golf Range Netting for a More Secure Golf Courses

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 05, 2018
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

With golf becoming more and more popular, new golf course facilities and driving ranges are available to the increasing number of golf enthusiasts. This has increased the demand for sturdier and more resilient golf netting products. As the competition for the best poles and netting solutions in MA gets tougher, ElecComm has maintained its popularity in the market.

Installation of golf drive range netting in Boston, MA is an expertise of ElecComm company. We install advanced golf netting system there is across Massachusetts. Our products are guaranteed superior quality and we accept custom-cut tailored to your required dimension. Our installation is quick so you can have your netting barrier secured your driving range in no time.

With the best golf range netting setup surrounding your golf course, you can now be worry-free concerning errant golf balls. Contact ElecComm for free quote of your golf netting needs.

24/7 Emergency Storm Response for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Even though the spring has been challenging so far, hurricane season is right around the corner. Hurricanes in the Boston area can be catastrophic and are usually accompanied with high tides and floods. Storms can strike down trees and power lines which can cause widespread loss of electricity.

It can be devastating to the bottom-line of all types of businesses when power is unavailable for a long periods of time. It means lighting, HVAC systems, theft prevention, refrigeration, and other essential equipment to your business cannot operate. This can cause massive setbacks to your revenue if you are unable to operate for an extended time due to absence of power. Although you might have a contingency plan or back-up generators to provide temporary power, restoring your power lines is imperative to begin business operations as soon as possible.

ElecComm is at your service for 24/7 emergency response to commercial power outages. You can rely on our company for quicker emergency crew dispatch to repair downed power lines and restore power as soon as possible. Contact us now for power repair and maintenance in MA.

Quick Telecommunication Network Outage Response Promotes Business Continuity

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Eleccom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Telecommunication networks offer businesses access to global connections which enables them to sell products and services faster and receive quicker feedback from customers worldwide. It also offer quick transaction solutions between customers and merchants such as online banking, shipment tracking systems, and other convenient business solutions. For these reasons and more, businesses are dependent on the internet and cannot tolerate downed telecommunication network services.

Telecommunication networks must remain operational with the least downtime for businesses and companies who rely on it. However, untoward events that are beyond company control can cause unexpected telecom network outages. Eleccomm understand the urgent need to get back online. Thus, we offer 24/7 emergency response to commercial network outages. We have fiber technicians on call and construction crews who can locate, repair, and restore down telecom networks right away.

Moreover, we also cater to scheduled maintenance such as fireproofing, bagging, and tagging fiber, fiber slack relocation, As-builts and OSP updates. Contact Eleccomm for more details about our telecommunication network services.

Restoring Power After Three Nor'Easters Hit Massachusetts in Two Weeks

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Massachusetts has been hit by three huge Nor’ Easters in the last two weeks causing significant power outages by downed lines across the state. ElecComm has a total of 24 people and extensive equipment working nonstop along with utility companies since the first storm that hit on Friday March 2.

After hundreds of thousands were out of power after last week’s storm, some for several days, the third nor’easter in ten days hit yesterday and sent hundreds of thousands of people back into the dark.

At the height of last week’s second nor’easter, more than 360,000 customers in MA were without electricity. More than 450,000 lost power in the first nor’easter.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than 200,000 customers lost electricity in the latest storm.

ElecComm has been working with the utility companies in MA, both Eversource and National Grid, to repair the lines and restore power to homes and businesses from Northern Massachusetts all the way to the Cape and Islands.

With Eversource, we have been working the South Coast which was the hardest hit by yesterday’s storm. In Chatham, 100% of customers lost power. In Sandwich, Harwich, and Dennis more than 90% of customers were without electricity. In Duxbury, even police headquarters lost power, as well as their backup power. We have also been working with Eversource in Plymouth County as well as in Waltham, Carlisle, and the entire Metrowest area.

Along with National Grid, covering mostly Essex County, our crews were dispatched for “wires down” work. We have been working along with utility companies to get lines repair and power restored.

Yesterday’s heavy wet snow and strong winds caused significant power outages across the state, mainly in the South Shore. Utility Crews remained focused on public safety through the night, responding to police and fire requests. Full-scale restoration efforts will begin today. Power is expected to be fully restored by 6PM Thursday.

ElecComm, along with Eversource and National Grid, are making every effort to bring power back to customers sooner and will continue to assess and repair damage.

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

 

Smart Grid Technology for Faster Outage Restoration

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 08, 2018

When massive outages occur during stormy weather, an emergency restoration team is activated in each community to restore service as soon as possible. However, it's hard to pinpoint the source of the outage especially when the outages happen at night. Smart grid technology paves the way to solve these operational constraints.

Smart grid technology includes Phasor Measurement Units which serve as advanced sensors to determine grid stability, advanced digital meters provide consumers with more precise details of their consumption and send auto-generated outage reports, automatic switches isolate the outage for faster service restoration, and faulted circuit indicators instantly identify the exact site as to where the circuit issues occurred. Modern grid technology and networks work together for a more efficient and resilient electricity system which benefits both residential and commercial consumers.

Utility companies and businesses alike tap the technical expertise of the smart grid's cutting edge technology at ElecComm for quicker dispatch of power line storm response teams to resolve service outages faster. Power line repairs and maintenance in Boston, MA is now easier and can be accomplished in a shorter-time frame. For more information about smart grid technology and deployment of smart grid networks, contact ElecComm.

ElecComm Career Opportunities

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Quality Replacement and Repair of Golf Netting System

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

It’s about time for golf course operators to begin their prepwork before the golf season kicks in. Winter weather can torment the protective driving range nets and the snow and rain can rust some of the older poles. So before golfers hit your driving range and golf course have your poles and netting replacement done now.

The management can be liable when errant balls hit people and property surrounding the range so it is imperative for operators to choose netting experts who can assure the quality of golf netting system repair. The safety of golfers and guests is not the only concern of golf club management but adjacent properties as well. For this reason, a strategic layout is necessary as to where poles and nets should be placed to secure and safeguard the surrounding area as well as the viewer’s deck.

ElecComm offers pole and golf netting solutions with free estimates. We guarantee our setup is professionally done that can last for years. If you need to install or replace golf poles and nets, contact us.

Golf Range Netting for a Safer Golf Environment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

When the weather gets warmer, fairway operators can start preparing their golf courses for springtime games and tournaments. The most important prepwork is the installation of golf range netting to keep golf balls inside the premises and to prevent them from flying out to nearby properties.

ElecComm offers high-quality golf driving range netting in Boston, MA to secure areas where errant golf balls can cause hazard. Management must comply to this safety standard in order to protect both golfers and spectators during practice, games and tournaments. Otherwise, they could face lawsuits as a result of stray golf ball-related incidents.

Golf drive range netting require netting experts to ensure that high quality materials are used and the setup is properly secured. For an effective netting solution, contact us!

Systems for Detecting Faults In Underground Cable Systems Must be Powerful and Cost Effective

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 16, 2018
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

As underground cable systems become more widespread, a less invasive fault detection process is imperative. Once underground high voltage cable systems are in place, excavation of the entire cable system to locate faults and subsequent repair is not economically sound. Moreover, digging the whole length of the fault section increases the risk of accidents and damage to cables and surrounding properties. Time domain reflectometry provides the most accurate location of defects in underground cable systems.

Using pulses of radio frequency transmitted through the affected cable, a time domain reflectometer, also known as TDR, has an integrated timer that measures the frequency travel along the wire and records the time until the frequency is reflected back. Using a set of standards values for materials at various lengths, a disparity in the cable can be accurately pinpointed based on time. Any disparity in an underground high voltage cable installation in Wilmington, MA, means a change in impedance. Wire impedance tells the wire’s ability to transit pulses, thus a change in impedance translates to a change in recorded time.

ElecComm service personnel are equipped with the necessary skills in the operation and data analysis of TDRs for a cost-effective maintenance and repair of underground cabling system. ElecComm fully grasps the critical nature of underground cables in electrical systems and is committed in ensuring the continuous electrical power that is essential in business operations and productivity. For more about maintenance and repair of underground power cable systems, contact ElecComm.

Business Power Outage Tips

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 08, 2018
ElecComm Power Line Response, Boston, MA

Power outages due to stormy weather, other natural disaster or technical malfunctions in power system can disrupt any commercial or business operations. Loss of electricity in company buildings and business establishments means no lights or power to run electrical equipment which is critical in business procedures. It’s important to be prepared for power outages and to have power restored as soon as possible to ensure business continuity. Here are preparations to lessen the impact of power failure to business operations and ensure the safety of customers and employees:

Business Outage Alerts - Get potential power outage notifications in order to be informed ahead of time before loss of electricity takes place.

Emergency Hotlines - Make sure you have a copy of your utility company’s emergency hotline to report any outage or outage-related issues right away.

Business Continuity Plan - Formulate a business continuity plan with employees concerning disruption of service due to power failure. Assign an emergency team of employees and start emergency drills and trainings for all company workers.

Back Up Power - Most companies invest on generators especially those that have delicate equipment. When operating the generator always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Place and operate generators outside the building and as much as possible in a perfectly ventilated area. Gas generators produces carbon monoxide that can be harmful to those inside the building when fumes coming from generators are inhaled. Always use well-grounded extension cords when connecting the equipment directly to the generator.

Emergency Supplies - Keep emergency supplies accessible at all times. This includes flashlights and extra batteries, battery-powered radio, cellphone with charger and first aid kit.

Building Safety Standards - Building must have luminous exit signs to guide your employees or customers out from the establishment to a safer area in the event of emergency that requires evacuation. Also, there should be security alarms and fire-suppression system installed.

If you need a quick power line repair and maintenance in MA to assist you deal with business power line issues, contact ElecComm. Our emergency response team are always ready 24/7.

Reasons Behind Power Outages During Cold Weather

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 01, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

The cold weather months are the most challenging times for power line support. Cases of loss of electricity increase during the winter since electric systems and older infrastructure are susceptible to extreme cold. Overtime, electric systems lose their capability to function well in extreme cold, especially since they are constantly overworked.

Moreover, energy consumption tend to increase during cold weather with round-the-clock use of heating systems by consumers. Thus, accurate load forecasting is critical to gauge the precise amount of energy needed to generate the higher demand during this time. Inaccurate weather forecasts can tend to cause large areas to experience power outages or rotating blackouts to cope with massive overloads.

Malfunction of the power system can be minimized by ensuring proper insulation of power plants to keep the reinforcement system running. Furthermore, adaptation of the new approach to short-term load forecasting contributes a lot in the distribution level. Lastly, it is highly recommended to replace old infrastructure before it begins to malfunction and cause more serious damage.

For more information about power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Quick Power Line Repair Storm Response Helps Companies Execute Business Continuity Plans

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 25, 2018
ElecComm - power line storm response in Boston, MA

Business continuity plans are part of the strategies that companies device to cope with disasters such as accidents and natural calamities. With the winter weather affecting businesses and people alike, proper implementation of these contingency plans is a top-most priority. Restoration of electric power is a major factor in disaster recovery efforts. When power is fully restored, operations can immediately return to normal. Therefore, a quick power line storm response for damaged and downed power lines is a big help in restoring business activities.

Since electric power is the backbone of modern industry, repairing downed power lines enables companies to gather emergency response personnel to assess the situation then do structural and equipment restoration in case of damages. The use of expensive fuel for prolonged use of generator systems will cause operational costs to skyrocket. Companies that use large data communication systems cannot rely solely on wireless cellular networks when communication cables that are tagged along the power lines are also downed. Communication lines have the bigger capacity to accommodate the huge demand in bandwidth of most companies. In short, a full restoration of utility power lines is needed to normalize company operations, and the community as a whole.

Companies like ElecCom that provide power line repair and maintenance in MA are ready to assist businesses recover by providing quick storm response services. ElecComm is proud to offer these services. Highly skilled linemen and engineers stand by 24/7 for repair to damaged power lines. For more information on overhead power line repair and maintenance, contact ElecComm.

Slack Fiber Optic Cables Boost System Sustainability and Signal Quality

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 18, 2018
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Fiber optic cables differ from ordinary copper wires in many ways. While copper wires can withstand considerable amount of wire tension, optical glass fibers are less flexible. Optical fibers have minimum bending radius. This is defined as the minimum curve radius that optical glass fibers can be safely bent before attenuation effects in the signal manifest or before breakage occurs. Because of this, telecommunication networks in Boston, MA are wired with specific techniques such as gentle pulling of fiber optic cables instead of pushing, separation of fiber optic cable ducts from electrical power circuits, and use of wide diameter cable supply reels.

The technique which is very evident in almost all telecommunication network design installations is called slack wiring. Slacks are characterized by loops of extra fiber optic cable spun around specialized fixtures across the cable route. Slack wire or excessive wire length is normally avoided in electrical power circuits, since extra wire will translate to higher costs. Aesthetically, excessive wire can also mean overcrowding in ducts and raceways. However the scenario is different in fiber optic cables, in fact slacks offer as much as twice the original wire paths intended, sometimes even more.

The longer the slack, the more sustainable and safe the fiber optic cable system is, because repeated fiber optic splicing during future reconfiguration will eventually shorten the cable which will lead to violations on the minimum bending radius. In some cases rewiring the entire fiber optic system is too expensive due to the high costs of fiber optic materials. This is why some utilities prefer to lengthen the cables purposefully to mitigate future splicing and wiring conditions. For more about fiber optic cable system installations contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Protection: A Point Of Paramount Importance

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

Along with the increase in the use of underground high voltage cable systems, is a growing concern for the cable’s protection as part of an expansive power system network. Underground cables are mostly safe from weather but various threats are still present even underground. Since these cables are not readily visible compared to overhead lines, the risk of damage from unwarranted excavation, electrical faults, and even accidents can happen. Damaged underground power cables can cause power outages to the same degree as overhead power line failures.

Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA follows the power industry standards in terms of underground cable protection. Underground distribution switchgear and fuses are housed in grounded and air-insulated enclosures that keep them from vegetation, wildlife and humans. Underground cables are protected from water ingress, corrosion, and high levels of mechanical stress. Safety signs are placed above the ground where power cables are routed to warn impending construction and excavation nearby. In the event that the signs are damaged or covered, warning tape and protection mesh are also buried in the soil just above the lines to warn excavators.

ElecComm services guarantee complete protection of all underground high voltage cable systems. The underground cable installation teams are also adept in detection and repair of underground power line faults. ElecComm fully understands the important role of underground high voltage cable system protection for sustaining a stable and continuous supply of electric power. For more about underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

Energized Power Line Repair Maintain Stability In Power Systems

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 04, 2018
Eleccom - Repair and Maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA

Live line working also known as hotline repair, involves the most sophisticated methods in repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA. Repair and maintenance operations are performed without cutting off the power which is usually high voltage. While overhead electric power lines utilize high voltages, most objects including people are normally 0 potential or neutral. When neutral objects or objects at different potential, come close to or in direct contact with high potential points such as overhead power lines, large current or electrical arcing is generated. These currents can be debilitating because they can cause electrical fault to power systems and equipment or electrical shock when passed through the human body. The following hotline repair methods protect the linemen from perilous electrical arcing.

  1. Bare-hand or Hot Hand Method. Maintaining the same voltage between the power line and the tools and the human body performing the repair is a commonly used technique. A specialized suit is worn by linemen doing the repair. Workers are raised to the same voltage as the live line using a platform or helicopter. It is crucial that workers must be isolated from other objects with different potential in order not to cause any current to flow. As an effect, all grounded or earthed equipment must be removed. As the worker approaches the power line, small arcing is generated with the use of a conducting wand to electrically bond himself to the live line. At this point, the worker and the power line are at the same potential so the worker is safe from shock.
  2. Hot Stick Method. This method works under the principle that a minimum safe distance must be maintained between the worker and the live line to prevent the occurrence of electrical arcs. The hot stick maintains a safe gap between worker and the live line where surrounding air can sometimes become conductive. Essential repair tools are attached to the hot stick which is normally made up of insulator material providing safe repair work for linemen. However this method limits the linemen’s dexterity as tools are distanced from operating workers themselves.
  3. Hot Gloves. The lineman is protected by insulating gloves and performs the operation in direct contact with the live parts. Additional insulation may be added to protect the worker from exposure to an object at a different potential that may serve as a second point of contact aside from the gloves.

Hotline maintenance and repair is executed when there is a need for both continuous supply of electric power and critical repairs of high voltage conductors and insulators in vital installations such as substations. Moreover, it is also applied when connecting new service connections mostly in areas with rapid growth of electrical consumption. Performing a de-energized downed power line repair may take weeks. A service interruption may require curtailment in power generation which consequently cause instability in interconnected power systems. It is therefore imperative for utility companies to consider live line working in certain circumstances. For more details about overhead power line repair and maintenance, contact Eleccomm.

Happy New Year from Eleccomm

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Happy New Year from Custom Insulation

Happy New Year from Eleccomm. We would like to thank our customers, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Eleccomm we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

“We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
ElecComm - Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.

Fiber Optic Cable Wiring Transmits Smooth Communications

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 14, 2017
ElecComm - telecommunication networks in Wilmington, MA

Fiber optic cables are widely used in communication networks due to the ultra fast transmission speeds and low susceptibility to noise and electromagnetic interference as compared to the conventional copper wires. Telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA take advantage of these benefits and continue to maximize the potential of fiber optic cable systems.

Maximizing the use of fiber optics requires superb handling of cables during wiring and fiber optic splicing. The specialized glass fibers within the optical cables are less malleable than their copper counterparts, making them more fragile to tension in wiring. Excessive stress on the cables leads to broken optical fibers which are the major cause of network slowdown.

Fiber optic cable routes are characterized by standard arcs, loops, and fixtures not present in ordinary copper wiring. These techniques are requirements set by international electrical codes. Special licenses are issued to wiring technicians who handle fiber optic cables in addition to the wiring skills required for regular copper wires.

Telecommunication network design installations are better performed by trusted and proven fiber optic cable specialists. Mishandling of these delicate cables will lead to economic and operational loss. ElecComm Corporation’s technicians deliver superb fiber optic cable wiring and splicing for faster and smoother network communications. For more information about fiber optic cables in telecommunication network design installations, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installations Mitigate Economic Losses from Massive Blackouts in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 07, 2017
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

Replacing overhead power and telecommunication lines with underground cables is gaining ground across public utility companies in the Northeast. Extreme winter weather patterns that cause massive blackouts have prompted companies and federal state governments to consider a shift to underground high voltage cable systems.

Widespread blackouts due to snowstorms are a major public safety concern. Classes and work are suspended during outages resulting in decreased economic activity. When these power outages are prolonged over a period of days or weeks, overhead power line maintenance and repair are not cost effective. Businesses that run 24-hour operations as well as large industries with high production volume will be compelled to procure expensive generators and fuel or shutdown. In fact, as means of reducing maintenance costs, most generator systems in large offices and industrial complexes are actually complemented by an underground cabling system in addition to the overhead power lines installed by public utility companies.

From a corporate perspective, when economic losses outweigh the cost of maintaining overhead power lines, underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is highly recommended. Though the majority of power lines across the country remain overhead, careful study per location should be made on a case-to-case basis.

Cost estimation and feasibility studies for community-wide or partial underground high voltage cable installation on many areas are on-going. It is best to consult an electrical system construction company in your own area. For more on underground high voltage cables, contact Eleccom.

Safe Overhead Lines Repair for the Stormy Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 30, 2017
ElecComm - power line storm response in MA

Overhead power lines during winter months can pose hazards to the community and the establishments nearby. As accumulated snow and wind forces intensify throughout the season the need to mitigate the risks of power outage, fallen electric poles, and related damages increases.

While immediate restoration of the power supply for the resumption of normal commercial activities is of utmost concern, safety is the number one priority, especially for residential communities tormented by the winter storms in the Northeast. A safe power line repair operation is as vital as reduction of business loss.

Downed power line repair depends on the criticality of situations and are performed through either energized or de-energized operations. Though de-energized power lines pose a smaller threat of injury, there is still no power when these lines are down. The energized lines are a more serious matter that is better handled by trained electric utility personnel. Immediate action from proper authorities is key for a safe celebration of the holidays affected by damaged power lines.

Our storm response team for downed and damaged overhead power lines is equipped with the latest standard safety training. We are certified partners to major public utility and construction companies in MA. For more details to quick storm response for overhead lines contact ElecComm.

Happy Thanksgiving From ElecComm Corporation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 23, 2017
ElecComm - Happy Thanksgiving  MA

It’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our clients, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

Improve Telecommunication Networks with Fiber Optics

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing in MA

Because of the way it connects people in different locations, the internet has taken the business world by storm. Companies have integrated its use in various daily operations. For this reason, the telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA are continuously being developed and improved in order for their customers to achieve better internet access and connection.

In telecommunications, fiber optic splicing has been developed as a solution to the increasing need in the market for higher bandwidth. Considering that more and more companies are now switching to fiber optic transmissions, network developers should invest in fiber optics instead of copper wires to enjoy the benefits they bring.

Incorporating fiber optic splicing during telecommunication network design installations is imperative when the goal is to increase bandwidth. Since a number of businesses are dependent on the internet, it is enough to establish a telecommunication network but also use fiber optic cables instead of copper wires. With them in place, more data can be stored, transmitted, or accessed by multiple users at the same time than wtih only using regular cables.

To find out more about the benefits of fiber optic splicing in telecommunication network design installation, contact ElecComm.

Benefits of Underground High Voltage Installation in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 16, 2017
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

The importance of underground high voltage cable networks or UHVC networks is mostly appreciated during the winter months. It is during these months that the benefits of undergrounding power lines are fully highlighted.

The weather conditions often can cause a variety of inconveniences brought forth by unexpected power outages due to downed overhead power lines. Overhead power lines are more susceptible to the damaging elements of the weather. Strong winds, heavy snow, and ice storms can affect the power lines hung from poles. But if underground power lines are used, these problems are prevented.

In the northeast, electricity is even more vital in winter. It powers heating appliances that keep indoor spaces comfortable and powers lights for the shorter days. But with exposed overhead power lines, these luxuries we take advantage of are lost during winter storms that cause power outages. That is why, to achieve business continuity, underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is becoming more popular. Undergrounding cables ensures that they stay safe and intact.

For more details about underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.

Immediate Power Line Repair Storm Response Limits Winter Power Outages

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 09, 2017
ElecComm - power line storm response in  Plymouth, MA

Winter can be challenging for several businesses because of the sever weather it brings. While the weather offers opportunities for winter related businesses, it can be challenging to manage when that same winter brings along with it power outages. The strong winds and heavy snowfalls that are common can be challenging for electricity distribution, particularly for overhead power lines. Hanging lines are exposed to the elements which makes them susceptible to damage. When this occurs, businesses call on utility companies and power line construction companies to provide immediate power line storm response.

Fortunately, winter power outages can be shorter because utility companies can outsource repair assistance to power line construction companies for faster storm response. Power outages in winter are even more difficult and dangerous due to the challenging and cold weather conditions and accessabiltiy. However, the expert crew of ElecComm deploys power line storm response teams for the immediate repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in MA. This helps ensure that the resumption of electric power before the outage takes a toll on business and community.

During winter power outages, damaged power lines and fallen utility poles are common. In these scenarios, immediate restoration of power is important to decrease the inconvenient and uncomfortable situations. Generators can provide temporary power but repairing downed power lines is important and the right team is needed to accomplish the task. To find out more about power line storm response for downed power lines during winter, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing Increases Band Width of Telecommunication Networks

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 02, 2017
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Plymouth, MA

The internet is a staple for businesses and is integrated in operations, no matter the industry. As a result, telecommunication networks in Plymouth, MA are continuously finding ways to develop and improve their information systems to provide the best and fastest connection with customers. This is the main reason why businesses choose telecommunication network installations with fiber optic splicing.

Fiber optic splicing was developed as a solution to the increasing need and demand for a better connection and faster transmission. Switching to fiber optic transmissions guarantees better bandwidth. Expanding bandwidth is easier when the company is already using fiber optic cables which allows for more data to be transmitted than regular cable.

In order to achieve faster and higher bandwidth, incorporating fiber optic splicing during telecommunication network design installations is imperative. It is important to note that when switching to fiber optics, the assistance and service by industry experts is required. To find out more about how businesses can benefit from fiber optic splicing in telecommunication network design installations, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Decrease Power Interruptions in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 26, 2017
ElecComm Underground high voltage cable installations in Plymouth, MA

The weather conditions in the winter can bring with it numerous inconveniences, one being power outages. Because overhead power lines hang and are exposed they are prone to damage caused by heavy snow fall and strong wind. With underground high voltage cable networks or UHVC networks, downed power lines are prevented.

Winter weather actually does not affect underground power lines. In winter, the cost of restoring the power lines goes up because it can take longer as a result of the weather. This is another reason why it is beneficial to bury power lines. Underground installation helps significantly reduce the chances of unexpected power interruptions during the winter.

Another reason that underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA is preferred is that energy discharge is also dramatically reduced. The degree of energy discharged is affected by weather conditions. Fortunately, this can be prevented by installing power lines underground, mainly because they are housed in layers of insulation preventing any dangerous residual power discharge.

For more details about underground high voltage cable installation, contact ElecComm.

Career Opportunities in ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 23, 2017
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Repairing Downed Power Lines is Important to Public Safety

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017
ElecComm Power Line Response in Wilmington, MA

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. This is why that which can be a danger to the public must be immediately addressed; this includes downed power lines. Downed or damaged power lines can pose a serious threat to the public but they also bring massive inconvenience when damaged. As soon as a lines are downed, companies must immediately begin repairing downed power lines.

Power lines can get damaged through accidents and as a result of severe weather conditions. Both scenarios can result in broken utility poles and power lines on the ground. Even though damaged, lines are still live and can cause electrocution to people and animals. Power line storm response that is immediate can prevent these threats. Immediate repair of power lines also ensures the restoration of power which is vital for both businesses and residents.

It is also important to conduct regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines as part of safety and preventative measures. This ensures that power lines and poles are up to standard. To find out more about repairing downed power lines, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Networks Means Fewer Outages during Winter

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Winter is right around the corner. While winter can bring a lot of exciting events and activities, the weather conditions can also cause quite a few inconveniences, one of which is power outages. Power outages in the winter can pose serious threats because of the frigid temperatures. But, there is a way to minimize these outages, with underground high voltage cable networks instead of overhead power lines.

Installing underground power lines reduces the chance of power outages during heavy snowfall and winter wind and ice storms. Mainly, because they are buried underground which means they are not exposed to the weather conditions like overhead power lines. During winter, power outages are most often caused by extreme weather, and restoring power can also take longer as a result.

Secondly, winter power outages are prevented by choosing underground high voltage cable installation because they can't be caused by damaged poles. Fallen, damaged, or broken poles can be caused by weather directly or by auto accidents caused by the slippery winter driving conditions. When lines are buried, poles are no longer required.

Underground cable and power line installation in cities where winter weather conditions present challenges are cost effective over time because of the reduced repair and maintenance costs associated with winter weather. To find out more, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing for Better Transmission and Better Connection

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 28, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

The internet is a staple for businesses today. No matter the industry, the internet is integrated in- and essential to- operations. As a result telecommunication networks in Boston, MA are continuously finding ways to develop and improve their systems. This has led to the use of fiber optic splicing.

Fiber optic splicing was developed as a solution to the growing need and demand for a better connection and better transmission. Switching to fiber optics provides the following benefits to business:

  • Better bandwidth. Fiber optic cables are able to transmit more data at a specific time than regular cables. This is the greatest advantage since they can provide faster and higher bandwidth than the other options. Expanding to a higher bandwidth is also easier if the company is already using fiber optics.
  • Safe transmission. With fiber optics, there is less transmission loss and no electrical conductivity, allowing for a more secure transmission.
  • Portability. Design-wise, fiber optic cables are smaller in diameter and lighter than other cable types. This is an advantage when there are space limitations.

It is important to remember that switching to fiber optics, these type of telecommunication network design installations should be performed by a reputable business. To find out more about how businesses can benefit from fiber optic splicing, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation Makes Power Lines Hurricane-Proof

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017
ElecComm - underground high voltage cable installation in MA

Hurricanes, tropical storms and Nor' Easters can cause quite a bit of damage to communities. Among the damage there are always downed power lines which cause widespread outages. Power line restoration services usually begin immediately, however, depending on the expanse of damage, repairs can often take a lot of time and resources. Hurricanes and strong winds occur fairly often in fall and winter in Massachusetts which can translate into huge expenses. This is why communities and businesses should consider underground high voltage cable networks for long term cost-effectiveness and decreased power interruptions.

At first glance, businesses may get discouraged in regards to underground power lines because of the initial costs. However, they fail to realize that underground power lines have many advantages that can justify the initial expense. They are, in fact, more cost-efficient in the long run. Underground lines are less susceptible to weather and wind damage, which means damage is decreased. This leads to far lower overall repair and maintenance costs. Additionally, the cost and danger of pruning tree limbs are eliminated as well. As a result, repair and maintenance costs can be removed as a budget line-item for businesses, municipalities and electric companies.

Companies should also consider underground high voltage cable installation because they are so much better insulated than overhead. Underground power lines are covered with layers of insulation that prevent heat dissipation and lower transmission loss. By choosing underground high voltage cable installation in Plymouth, MA, transmission is safer and more efficient, also reducing end costs.

To find out more about the advantages of underground high voltage cable installations, contact ElecComm.

Job Opportunities in ElecComm

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 19, 2017
ElecComm - Careers in Wilmington, MA

ElecComm continually looks to add new experienced or entry level talent to our expanding workforce. Our team is distributed throughout New England and we encourage applicants from surrounding states. ECC is a UWUA local 369 company.

ECC takes pride in our team and offers a well-rounded benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan with company match, profit sharing plan, life and disability insurance as well as paid time off.

We pride ourselves in safety, health, training and state of the art equipment for our employees and participate in the UWUA Apprenticeship Program. Our team is continually cross trained and upholds the highest safety standards in the workplace. ECC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your resume to info@eleccommc.com


Employment Opportunities:

  • UG Lineworker Leader
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Incubmbents work under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 1
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 2
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Directs and trains employees of an equal or lower rating. Works under general supervision. More info...
  • UG Lineworker Class 3
    Responsible for the installing, and constructing of plant and equipment. Works under general supervision. Works under directive supervision when installing cable or equipment.More info...

Immediate Power Restoration through Power Line Repair Storm Response

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 14, 2017
ElecComm Power Line Response

Power is often lost after storms strike. This is because power lines are either damaged or destroyed due to strong winds and storm debris. Because electricity is essential to business operations, power lines must be repaired immediately. Immediate power line storm response is imperative for immediate power restoration in the affected areas.

Immediate power line storm response is important in repairing downed power lines for both restoring power and to limit the danger that downed lines pose. These downed, yet live wires carry electricity and are very dangerous to pedestrians and fire can also result. After power outages, power line storm response services must be immediately conducted.

Overhead power lines are always exposed to natural threats like storms. Preventive maintenance must be conducted in order to ensure that overhead power lines are in the best condition to mitigate the risks. Regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA ensures a higher degree of safety and reliability during storms. It is important to make sure that power lines are durable and reliable.

For more details on power line storm response, contact ElecComm.

The Pro's of Underground Power Lines

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017
ElecComm underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA

There have been many discussions in many communities regarding underground power lines versus overhead power lines. While above-ground may seem advantageous, the benefits of underground power lines far outweigh those of overhead. Understanding those benefits is something everyone should be aware of in considering their options.

Underground power lines are best suited for metro and urban areas. These areas are usually very congested making overhead power line installation very difficult. Underground high voltage cable installation in Boston, MA makes the area look cleaner and more organized, improving the overall aesthetics.

Underground power lines are also generally safer. Because they are underground, there is no danger from downed lines. They are also less susceptible to the damages brought on by natural disasters, accidents and extreme weather conditions.

Lastly, underground lines cost less to maintain and repair because less damage is incurred.

While opting to underground power line installation can be more costly than the usual overhead, the benefits are generally accepted to be more cost-efficient in the long run.

To find out more about underground power lines installation, contact ElecComm.