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?”...

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Tagged categories: Containment; Curt Hickcox; Paint application; Power; Program/Project Management; Safety; Surface preparation; Transmission Towers

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