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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...

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...

Randall H. Miller Joins CNUC as Director of RDII

CNUC has appointed Randall H. Miller as the company’s director of research, development, and industry intelligence (RDII). Bringing more than 24 years of UVM industry experience to CNUC, Miller has an extensive list of industry honors, is a seasoned keynote presenter at conferences, and is well-published in prominent industry publications. Before joining the CNUC team, more...

CNUC Promotes Jimmy Williams to Vice President

CNUC has promoted Jimmy Williams from regional manager to vice president, effectively transitioning him onto the executive leadership team for the company. Williams, who already manages the western U.S. territory for CNUC, joins counterpart Josh Beaver, also in the vice president role. Beaver will continue his role in the eastern U.S. territory and with small-scale more...

18 Employees Graduate from CNUC Leadership Academy

Congratulations to the newest CNUC Leadership Academy graduates! From June 19 through 22, employees gathered in West Des Moines, Iowa, for our 5th annual Leadership Academy. The academy is a week-long program consisting of training, brainstorming and team building. The week ended with a little fun as the employees took part in Tree Climbing 101 led by Regional Supervisor more...

CNUC Conducts Hazardous Tree Surveys in California

Record Searchlight, part of the USA Today Network, published an article on the work CNUC and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) crews were doing in parts of Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties in California.  With the assistance of CNUC, crews are patrolling the rural counties by helicopter to conduct hazardous tree surveys. Dead trees that more...

Training and Development Initiatives: Communication is Key

By Amanda Smith, Project Training Coordinator In 2016, CNUC experienced its largest growth in company history. This was a year filled with new contracts and expansion of existing business. One may ask, how does a growing company maintain the expertise of its valued employees, while disseminating knowledge to develop new experts in the field? For CNUC, more...

Training Tools Spotlight: Is Safety a Core Value?

By Derek Vannice, President and COO Over the past couple of years, CNUC has put an added focus on safety. As a management team, we truly believe it is a core value of our company and a part of our culture. We have instituted several safety initiatives to keep safety in front of our employees. more...