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TransGard Featured in Podcast

TransGard Featured in Podcast Recently, Utility Products selected TransGard for a podcast interview. The magazine interviewed TransGard President Bill Reichard about the qualities that make the fencing unique in the industry. The podcast covers the system’s key elements, installation details... read more

VIDEO: Substation Explodes After Squirrel Incursion

VIDEO:  Substation Explodes After Squirrel Incursion It’s becoming a recurring theme this year:  a small animal scurries into an unprotected substation. Moments later … an expensive — and incredibly dangerous — fire. Take a look at this video of an October substation fire in North Carolina … be sure to... read more

NEWS: TransGard Installs 3,000th Fence

NEWS: TransGard Installs 3,000th Fence NOW PROTECTING 3,000 SUBSTATIONS … AND COUNTING Climbing animals have caused thousands of substation outages costing millions of dollars. The good news:  TransGard fencing, which stops animals in their tracks. In fact, TransGard recently announced we’ve... read more

NEWS: TransGard to Exhibit at ICUEE Oct 3-5

NEWS:  TransGard to Exhibit at ICUEE Oct 3-5 TransGard announced it will exhibit its patented fencing at the 2017 ICUEE Demo Expo in Louisville, KY, Oct. 3-5.  ICUEE is the premiere, hands-on event for the utility industry. Stop by Booth 3027 to chat and learn more about the only substation fencing that delivers... read more

NEWS: Summer of snakes! Outages plague U.S. substations

NEWS: Summer of snakes! Outages plague U.S. substations Squirrels and raccoons get the most publicity when it comes to substation outages. But a series of recent snake outages shows that legless crawlers also do their fair share of damage: More than 22,000 people in Jacksonville, FL, were left without power when a red rat... read more

E-NEWS: Raccoons on the rise

E-NEWS:  Raccoons on the rise Here’s a headline you don’t want to see: “Raccoon causes thousands to lose power.”  But it happened just a few days ago in Florida — and it’s hardly an isolated incident. In the past month alone, raccoons have done serious damage to... read more

NEWS: TransGard Hires Ryan Topping as Inside Sales Rep

NEWS:   TransGard Hires Ryan Topping as Inside Sales Rep (May 2, 2017—NEW FREEDOM, Pa.) TransGard announced today that Ryan Topping has joined the company as its new Inside Sales Representative. The company manufactures patented substation fencing that currently prevents incursions by climbing animals at more than 2,500... read more

NEWS: TransGard Releases Fencing Installation Video

NEWS:  TransGard Releases Fencing Installation Video SHOWS VIEWERS STEPS FOR INSTALLING PROVEN ANIMAL DETERRENT (May 3, 2017 — NEW FREEDOM, Pa)    It’s been in the field for 20 years and currently protects more than 2,500 substations across North America. Now, substation operators can see firsthand the simple process of... read more

NEWS: Five Steps to Preventing Substation Outages

NEWS: Five Steps to Preventing Substation Outages Substation operators can avoid expensive headaches with this simple review (April 20, 2017 — NEW FREEDOM, Pa.)    What’s the number one goal of utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and other substation operators? Reliability. But one of the biggest threats... read more