Where Did Those Towers Come From?
From JPCL, April 2019
By Curt Hickcox, PCS, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.
The author’s company was approached by a major electric utility to coat two very tall steel transmission towers, each over 50 years old and located on the banks of a waterway leading to a major U.S. shipping port. Well past the optimal time for a repaint, immediate recoating was required for regulatory compliance and structural preservation. Before the job began, the towers were fairly unnoticeable due to their deteriorated appearance. After completion, they held a commanding appearance that couldn’t be missed — so much so that some members of the surrounding public asked, “Where did those towers come from?”...