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Altec Industries, Inc, Indianapolis, Ind. – Altec Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of truck-mounted equipment for the electric utility, telecommunication and tree care industries. Learn more about them at www.altec.com

Aspen Equipment, Bloomington, Minn. – Sales, parts, service and rentals of truck-mounted cranes and aerial lifts. Learn more about them at www.aspenequipment.com

Bashlin Industries, Inc., Grove City, Pa. – Bashlin has been a leading manufacturer of handmade products for the power utility industry since 1926. As tools and methods continue to evolve, we look forward to continuing to provide the professional lineman comfortable and innovative products. These products continue to be made in the USA by skilled individuals backed by some 90 years of experience. Learn more about them at www.bashlin.com

Border States Electric, Sioux Falls, S.D. – Border States Electric has been providing the rural electric industry with innovative product and supply chain solutions for over 60 years. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States. Our employee-owners go the extra mile for you with exceptional products, responsive and knowledgeable service and delivery and logistics expertise. Learn more about them at www.borderstates.com

Butler Machinery Co., Fargo, N.D. – Butler Machinery is the distributor for Caterpillar standby prime generators in North and South Dakota. We also represent automatic transfer switches, switchgear and UPS systems. Butler Machinery provides temporary electric power generation units through our full line sales and rental divisions. All generators feature Cat engines for long life, so you can rely on your Butler power generation unit for round-the-clock demand. Learn more about them at www.butlermachinery.com

Chapman Metering LLC, Avoca, Iowa – Chapman Metering Chapman Metering primarily serves the public power and investor-owned utilities markets with their main focus on meter validation and certification; technical training; and substation, commercial and residential metering. Learn more about them at www.chapmanmetering.com

CoBank, Greenwood Village, Colo. – CoBank is a major provider of credit and financial services to the nation’s rural energy sector. Our customer-owners include hundreds of rural electric distribution cooperatives that deliver power to millions of people in rural communities around the country. Learn more about them at www.cobank.com

Dakota Supply Group, Fargo, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group is a full line stock and distributor for the electrical utility industry servicing municipalities and cooperatives for maintenance and replacement equipment. Learn more about them at www.dakotasupplygroup.com

Dalager Engineering, Bath, S.D. – Dalager Engineering provides engineering services. Learn more about them at www.dalagerengineering.com

Dave’s Construction Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. – Dave’s Construction offers complete power construction services, high potential cable testing, cross country plowing, directional boring, trenching, excavating and fiber blowings. Learn more about them at www.davesinc.com

DGR Engineering, Sioux Falls, S.D. – DGR Engineering has been providing quality consulting and engineering services for more than 60 years. What began as a handshake between friends has grown into an employee-owned company with a team of engineers and surveyors that have a solid presence across the Midwest. With offices in Rock Rapids, Sioux City and Ankeny, Iowa, and Sioux Falls and Yankton, S.D., our staff of 100 professionals specializing in aviation, civil, electric power, environmental and water/wastewater engineering and surveying provide our clients with trusted, professional solutions. Learn more about them at www.dgr.com

Ditch Witch of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D. – Ditch Witch of South Dakota offers sales, parts, service and rental of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment products, subsite cable locating and directional drill guidance systems, Yanmar mini excavators and Stanley handheld hydraulic tools. Learn more about them at www.ditchwitchsd.com

Eide Bailly LLP, Sioux Falls, S.D. – Eide Bailly, a top 25 CPA firm in the nation, has a long-standing history in the electric utility industry. For more than 50 years, Eide Bailly has helped electric utilities navigate the regulations and issues impacting the industry, providing audit and tax services, assistance with mergers and acquisitions, forecasts and projections, internal control reviews, technology consulting and more. Founded in 1917, Eide Bailly serves clients from 29 offices in 13 states. The firm is the workplace of choice for 1,700 professionals. Learn more about them at www.eidebailly.com

ElectroTech, Inc., Wentworth, S.D. – ElectroTech is a manufacturers representative for the electrical industry in the utility, contractor and industrial markets. Utility products support substation, transmission and distribution. Areas served are South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Colorado and Utah. Learn more about them at www.electrotech-inc.com

Energy Product Sales, Vadnais Heights, Minn. – Energy Product Sales is a manufacturer’s sales representative serving electrical markets in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Learn more about them at www.energyproductsales.com

EnerSys Battery, Plymouth, Minn. – EnerSys manufactures all Telcom Battery Types along with providing DC Power Systems Service needs. Learn more about them at www.rcominc.com.

Evans, Lipka & Associates, Lincoln, Neb. – Evans, Lipka & Associates is an electrical manufacturer sales representative serving the electrical industry. Learn more about them at www.evans-lipka.com

EZ-Spot-UR Attachments, Fargo, N.D. – EZ-Spot-UR is a manufacturer of unique rotating skid steer and heavy equipment attachments with a line dedicated to the utility industry. For example, a rotating pole setter, pole jack, spool reel and auger setup as well as customized trailer setups. Learn more about them at www.ezspotur.com

Finley Engineering Company, Bismarck, N.D. – Finley Engineering is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the telecommunications industry and offers assistance in obtaining RUS loans, preparing plans and specs, contracts and final documents. Finley also provides staking, inspection, testing and right-of-way and permitting services for outside plant construction, CO switching equipment, digital loop carrier equipment, SONET transmission equipment, OPTV, buildings/huts, generators and DC power systems. Learn more about them at www.finleyusa.com

HighLine Construction, Inc., Paynesville, Minn. – HighLine Construction is an overhead power line contractor offering line rebuilds and conversion, pole change-outs, terminating, maintenance, substation construction and storm damage repair. Learn more about them at www.highlineconstructionmn.com

Irby Company, Rapid City, S.D. – Irby is one of the largest utility distributors in the United States. We offer a complete line of value-added services including, transmission and substation packaging, high voltage testing and repair services, storeroom and logistics management, metering and automation support, lighting system design and layout, customized e-commerce portals, and complete integrated supply capabilities. Irby provides products used in all utility applications, including distribution, transmission, substation and generation. Learn more about them at www.irby.com

ISPN, Lenexa, Kan. – ISPN offers easy-to-use multi-platform software tools, top-level customer support to your end-users, enterprise grade reliability and scalability, unparalleled uptime, and one-on-one engineering support. Your learning curve is small. The options are limitless. Learn more about them at www.ispn.net

Jerry’s Electric Inc., Colman, S.D. – Jerry’s Electric provides transformer sales and service. They also purchase and offer on-site disposal of all types of surplus and salvage transformers, on-site dismantle of large substations and breakers and offer a full service PCB lab for all your testing. Learn more about them at www.jerryselectric.com

K & H Electric, Inc., Linton, N.D. – K & H Electric is an underground utility contractor and provides excavating services. Contact them at khbek@bektel.com

Karian Peterson Power Line Contracting, Montevideo, Minn. – Karian Peterson Power Line Contracting performs distribution, transmission and substation construction and underground construction. Learn more about them at www.karianpeterson.com

Keller Construction LLC, Rapid City, S.D. – Keller Construction provides power line construction and restoration. Contact them at ckellerconstruction@yahoo.com

Light and Siren, Sioux Falls, S.D. – Light and Siren offers vehicle work and safety lights. Learn more about them at www.lightandsiren.com

Midland GIS Solutions, Maryville, Mo. – Midland GIS Solutions is a professional Geographic Information System (GIS) firm, providing GPS data collection services, utility inspections, GIS data development and conversion and web-based and mobile GIS solutions to municipalities and utility companies throughout the Midwest. We offer effective utility asset management solutions to increase efficiencies in maintenance, work flow and overall productivity. Learn more about them at www.midlandgis.com

Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, S.D. – Mitchell Technical Institute is South Dakota’s only power line training program since 1974. New in 2009: Indoor training field. Customized training available. Learn more about them at www.mitchelltech.edu

Moorhead Electric, Fargo, N.D. – Moorhead Electric offers transmission construction up to 345KV; OPGW installation, splicing and testing; distribution overhead and underground construction; hot line work up to 14.4 KV; substation construction; and storm restoration. Learn more about them at www.moorheadelectric.com

National Information Solutions Cooperative, Mandan, N.D. – NISC is a leading provider of software solutions and services for utilities and telecoms. NISC offers advanced, integrated solutions featuring automated workflows, electronic approvals, and more in areas of billing and customer service, accounting, engineering and operations, meter data management, payment channels, cybersecurity and eServices I Apps. Over 20 million consumers in 50 states receive utility or telecommunications services from over 820 companies utilizing NISC advanced solutions. Learn more about them at www.nisc.coop

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, Dresser, Wis. – CFC is a finance cooperative created and owned by America’s electric cooperative networks. CFC offers credit and investment products as well as an array of financial services and educational programs for its member electric cooperatives nationwide. Learn more about them at www.nrucfc.coop

NESCO Rentals, Fort Wayne, Ind. – NESCO Rentals is a premier rental provider of utility equipment. Our inventory includes aerial devices, cranes, diggers, drills, stringing gear, trailers and specialty equipment. We provide quality machinery and professional expertise throughout our service and rental divisions, serving thousands of customers in dozens of industries. View our inventory at www.nescorentals.com

NRECA National Consulting Group/Market Research, Arlington, Va. – NRECA’s National Consulting Group/Market Research offers consulting services, technology planning, market research, culture assessments, member engagement/satisfaction assessments, safety and executive search. Learn more about them at www.nreca.coop

NRTC, Herndon, Va. – NRTC provides solutions that help our 1,500 electric and telephone members bring today’s evolving technology to rural America. NRTC’s solutions include integrated smart grid and utility solutions, advanced energy, broadband infrastructure and managed network services, wireless technologies and programming distribution capabilities for video and broadband providers. Learn more about them at www.nrtc.coop

Okonite Company, Edwardsville, Kan. – Okonite is a premium cable manufacturer of underground cables. Learn more about them at www.okonite.com

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., Cold Spring, Minn. – Osmose Utilities Services helps co-ops reduce costs and improve reliability with professional grade T&D asset inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation services and we deliver high quality data needed to power GIS, joint use, engineering and Web-based mapping. Call Osmose for storm response support and aging asset solutions. Learn more about them at www.osmose.com

Power System Engineering Inc., Madison, Wis. – Power System Engineering Inc. (PSE) is a full service consulting firm. Our team has extensive experience in all facets of the utility industry, including communications, IT and smart grid automation; economics, rates and business planning; electrical engineering; planning and design; and procurement, contracts and deployment. Learn more about them at www.powersystem.org

Professional Computer Systems, Denison, Iowa – Professional Computer Systems, Co. is an employee-owned company and has served utilities throughout the United States since 1982. PCS develops and delivers high-tech, comprehensive accounting, billing/CIS and e-commerce software applications for the utility industry that can be hosted or installed in-house. PCS also offers the flexibility to work with the utility's existing vendors by incorporating MultiSpeak specifications to create Smart Grid interfaces within third-party applications such as AMI, GIS, IVR, MDM, imaging, credit checking and more. It’s the people at PCS that make the difference. PCS’ talented support staff knows you and your utility. Let PCS start making a difference for you and your utility. Learn more about them at www.pcsco.com

RESCO, Moorhead, Minn. – RESCO Inc. is a member-owned cooperative supplying utility distribution and transmission materials. Learn more about them at www.resco1.com

Rushmore Drones Inc. dba Measure, Rapid City, S.D. – Rushmore Drones is a certified drone inspection service provider for transmission and distribution lines, substations, wind turbines and solar panels. We also assist with vegetation management, emergency response, mapping and surveys. Learn more about them at www.rushdrones.com and www.measure.com

STAR Energy Services, LLC, Alexandria, Minn. – Star Energy Services, LLC, is an electrical engineering consulting firm offering a variety of services to assist electric utilities with distribution and provide technical solutions to enhance delivery and reliability of electricity. Learn more about them at www.star-energy.com

T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc., Colman, S.D. – T&R Electric Supply Co. Inc., known as “THE TRANSFORMER PEOPLE,” buy, sell, rent, repair and deliver distribution and power transformers along with related high voltage switchgear. Learn more about them at www.t-r.com

Terex Utilities, Watertown, S.D. – Terex Utilities is a leading provider of digger derricks, aerial devices and auger drills to the electric utility, tree care and electric construction industries. We are an industry leader in the design and manufacture of this equipment used in the United States and around the world. Learn more about them at www.terex.com/utilities

Upper Midwest Utility Sales, Maple Lake, Minn. – UMUS has been representing key manufacturers of construction, maintenance and test equipment for municipal utilities, rural electric cooperatives, CATV and telecommunication companies in the Upper Midwest for over a decade. Working with our manufacturers, distributors and end-users, UMUS is dedicated to providing quality products for customer solutions. Learn more about them at umus.net

Vermeer High Plains, Tea, S.D. – Vermeer High Plains offers parts, sales and service of Vermeer trenchers, direction boring machines, cable plows, locating equipment, mini skid steers, brush chippers, stump cutters, reel trailers and vacuum excavators. Learn more about them at www.vermeerhighplains.com

WESCO Distribution, Sioux City, Iowa – WESCO Distribution is a complete utility supplier of both distribution and transmission products. Learn more about them at www.wescodist.com