2019 News

Safety Education & Training: Ways to Communicate and Stay Safe

By Andrew Donnachie, Contract Supervisor The Pacific Northwest has often been described as one of the many wonders of the world. It boasts the greatest biomass per acre of anywhere on earth and facilitates innumerable hydroelectric power generation locations across Washington, Oregon, north Idaho, and north west Montana. It also has spectacular scenery year-round, which more...

The Importance of Getting Involved

By Jimmy Williams, Vice President It is important to get involved in our industry. Specifically, if you’re looking to impact the direction utility vegetation management (UVM) is going, it’s important to participate. Each year CNUC provides Utility Arborist Association (UAA) memberships to all our employees and we encourage those that want to get involved to more...

Transmission from the Top: Safety and Technology Revolutionized

By Regional Supervisors Patrick Larsen and Brian Sprinkle Maintaining a culture of safety is paramount for any organization that works in the field. Not only does a safer work environment protect employees and the public, it also contributes to the financial bottom line. We have found that the best way to ensure safety stays on more...

Field Facts: The Need for Good Communication

By Todd Walker, Lead CUF Homeowner communication can be a hot topic and in this digital age full of texts, emails, calls and social media posts, it’s very important to improve our communication skills. Information and misinformation have saturated the internet and our industry hasn’t been spared. As experts in the utility arborist field, we more...

Transmission from the Top: Ready, Set, Hire!

By Ben Keck, Regional Manager As some of you may have heard, CNUC has recently experienced a substantial amount of growth. We began 2019 with approximately 200 employees and within a few months’ time have grown to just under 300 employees. Statistics aren’t my strong suit, but I think that’s about 50% employee growth just more...

Training Tools Spotlight: Challenges of Working in Alaska

By Philip Chen, Manager of Research & Development Calling a work environment harsh or challenging can be a matter of perspective. For most in our industry, the bleakest work environment imaginable involves a cubicle and computer. For others, a cold rainy day. When preparing for my first trip to Alaska to work with Alex Olesen, more...

Field Facts

By Sarah Lilley, Contract Coordinator When I first started as a CUF with CNUC three years ago, I did what I always do when I start a new job: I invited some coworkers to a pub trivia night. What better way to get to know your new peers than over pints, pondering and punny team more...

Your Partner in Innovative Solutions

By Derek Vannice, President As we rebranded the company, we wanted to develop a stronger and more powerful tagline that better represents who we are. With the help of the marketing and communications department, we brought the management team together and discussed our culture and core values. We discussed our focus on continual improvement and more...