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CNUC Promotes Sprinkle and Mathewson to Regional Supervisors

CNUC recently promoted Brian Sprinkle and Mike Mathewson as regional supervisors for the company. These changes went into effect February 1, 2018. Sprinkle has been involved in the industry since 2009, and has worked for CNUC the past three years. In his most recent position as technical applications supervisor, he was responsible for small projects more...

Transmission from the Top: Evolution of the UVM Industry

By Will Porter, Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence In a few weeks, I will retire from a 25-year career in utility vegetation management (UVM). I began when it was still okay to climb without being tied into the tree. Before we climbed the trees back then, we took walks down the block to more...

Powerful Knowledge: Fall 2017 Issue

The 2017 fall issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, Powerful Knowledge, is now available. The e-newsletter includes updates on the UVM industry and CNUC. Powerful Knowledge articles include: What Really Determines the Strength of a Team? Intern Spotlight: John Barnard See Something, Do Something Inside CNUC: This is Our Office Employee Spotlight: Mike Kopp Click here to view the fall more...

What Really Determines the Strength of a Team?

By Derek Vannice, President and COO There are a lot of great sports analogies out there when we want to talk about a specific team. The ones I have always found useful are how a team reacts to winning and losing. Specifically, it is easy for everyone to be a team player when the team more...

Intern Spotlight: John Barnard

CNUC hired a Consulting Utility Forester (CUF) intern for the summer of 2017 named John Barnard. John, who interned with CNUC for six weeks in the Indianapolis area, wrote a summary of his experience. We are an employee owned company with a strong commitment to recruiting and developing the best talent in the utility vegetation more...

Powerful Knowledge: Summer 2017 Issue

The 2017 summer issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, Powerful Knowledge, is now available. The e-newsletter includes updates on the UVM industry and CNUC. Powerful Knowledge articles include: New Additions to our Leadership Team Tour des Trees: More Than Just a Bike Ride Class of 2017: Leadership Academy Chainsaw Safety Training with Wolf Tree CNUC Conducts Hazardous Tree more...

Tour des Trees: More Than Just a Bike Ride

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence The STIHL Tour des Trees is an annual week-long 500-600-mile cycling tour that is the primary public outreach and engagement event of TREE Fund and benefits their mission of supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry. This year more...

Employee Spotlight: Mike Kopp

An employee from another contract had some kind things to say about the outstanding work Project Coordinator Mike Kopp has done. Here’s what he had to say about Mike. “Prior to my entry into vegetation management, I spent 24 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. I state this only to give you a more...

CNUC Employees Attend Chainsaw Safety Training with Wolf Tree

On July 12, Regional Supervisor Scot Carraway and CUFs Reid Ailey, Ian Quilliams, Michaela Schuyler, Austin Varnell and Johnny Yother attended a chainsaw safety training conducted by Wolf Tree. The CNUC team was thankful for Lead CUF Jason Benton who handled customer service requests for Electric Power Board so that the rest of the team more...

Safety: Incident Prevention in our Industry and Beyond

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence Safety is a moral issue. There is no business worth asking people to sacrifice their health, physical ability or lives. People work to help provide for themselves and their families, and contribute to society. Serious work injuries not only potentially degrade victims’ quality of more...