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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

VIDEO: Squirrel causes massive substation fire

VIDEO: Squirrel causes massive substation fire It was no April Fool’s joke for residents of Luverne, Minnesota. A squirrel chewed through wires at the city’s east substation, causing a massive substation fire and a city wide power outage. (See the video in the KSFY-TV news report here.) According to the... read more

NEWS: TransGard partners with United Sales in six key states

NEWS:  TransGard partners with United Sales in six key states TransGard, which has installed proven animal-prevention fencing at more than 2,500 substations in North America, announced today it has reached agreement with United Sales Associates, a manufacturer’s representative organization based in Portland, Oregon. United Sales... read more