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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. – Depend on Aspen Equipment for new and used truck-mounted cranes and aerial lifts, rentals, parts and field service. Learn more about them at www.aspenequipment.com

Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Circle Pines, Minn. – Asplundh Tree Expert Company provides vegetation management; right-of-way clearing; storm restoration; herbicide application; and line clearance. Learn more about them at www.asplundh.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 national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. Learn more about them at www.cobank.com

Cooperative Response Center, Austin, Minn. – CRC offers utilities across the country seamless contact center and alarm monitoring solutions, including call management, line crew dispatch, AMI/CIS/OMS integration, CRCLink® outage communication software and alarm monitoring. CRC also offers outage texting services, video monitoring of substations and a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solution which utilizes live agents for billing calls. From outage calls to billing calls, disconnects to emergency locates and more, CRC is there for its membership 24/7/365. By partnering with CRC, members find peace of mind as well as a cost-effective solution to their call handling needs. Learn more about them at www.crc.coop

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 dalagerengineering.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, 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 dgr.com

Ditch Witch of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D. – Ditch Witch of South Dakota offers the most comprehensive product line in the industry backed by our experienced staff of professionals providing valued products and services to our customers as partners in the underground construction industry. Since 1961, Ditch Witch of South Dakota, Inc. has served South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, Northwest Iowa and Northeast Wyoming as a locally owned and authorized dealer of Ditch Witch Products, including directional boring equipment, traditional trenching and plowing equipment, a full line of electronic cable locating and tracking equipment, compact utility equipment, vacuum excavation, trailers, brush chippers, stump grinders and used equipment. We have locations in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Learn more about them at www.ditchwitchsd.com

Eaton, Maple Grove, Minn. – Eaton provides a range of power delivery, automation and control, metering and demand response solutions with its Cooper Power series products to increase efficiency and support smart operations. Eaton serves customers in the commercial, utility, mining, industrial, manufacturing, renewable energy and other markets. Learn more about them at www.cooperindustries.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 utilities, i.e., pole setters, pole jacks and augers. 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 changeouts, terminating, maintenance, substation construction and storm damage repair. Learn more about them at www.highlineconstructionmn.com

Irby Company, Jackson, Miss. – 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, service and repair and PCB in oil and in soil analysis. They also purchase and offer on-site disposal of all types of surplus and salvage transformers under 49PPM. 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 lightandsiren.com

McFarland-Cascade, Spearfish, S.D. – McFarland Cascade, a Stella-Jones company, is a leading North American producer and marketer of industrial pressure-treated wood products and laminated engineered poles, specializing in the production of railway ties and timbers, as well as wood poles supplied to electrical utilities and telecommunications companies. Stella Jones has treated stock inventories throughout the country and is WQC approved. Stella-Jones offers 30’ to 125’ Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Red Pine, Lodgepole Pine and Southern Yellow Pine. Learn more about them at www.stella-jones.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

National Information Solutions Cooperative, Mandan, N.D. – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that offers accounting, customer care solutions and a suite of Smarter Grid solutions, which include meter data management, prepaid metering, web-based and mobile consumer presentment, reporting and payment tools, mobile workforce automation, mapping, outage management and distribution analytics 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.

NRTC, Herndon, Va. – NRTC leads and supports its more than 1,500 rural utility members by delivering technology solutions to strengthen member businesses, promote economic development and improve the quality of life of rural Americans by providing solutions in utility operations, satellite technologies and Internet services. Learn more about them at www.nrtc.coop

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

Rural Electric Supply Cooperative, Inc., Moorhead, Minn. – RESCO Inc. is a member-owned, not-for-profit supplier of overhead and underground distribution and transmission line material. Learn more about them at www.resco1.com

Solomon Corporation, Solomon, Kan. – Solomon Corporation, serving the utility industry since 1971, offers sales, repair and disposal for substation transformers, distribution transformers, voltage regulators and oil circuit reclosers. Solomon Corporation also performs in-field testing, maintenance and repairs on transformers and LTCs. Soloman Corporation is the largest transformer recycling facility in the Midwest and is an EPA-certified PCB disposal company. Learn more about them at www.solomoncorp.com

STAR Energy Services, LLC, Alexandria, Minn. – Star Energy Services, LLC, is a rural, utility-based consulting firm offering a variety of services to assist electrical cooperatives with distribution 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 substation transformers as well as related high voltage switchgear. Learn more about them at www.t-r.com

Terex Utilities, Watertown, S.D. – Terex Utilities is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of digger derricks, aerial devices and auger drills used by electric utilities, tree care companies, telecommunications companies and the electric construction industry as well as government organizations. Learn more about them at www.terex.com/utilities

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

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 www.umus.net

Uticom Systems, Inc., Coatesville, Pa. – Uticom Systems, Inc. has been assisting our clients for more than 25 years in the development, manufacturing and monitoring of their hazard alerting and utility graphics standards, procedures and products. Uticom Systems offers signs, labels, tags, markers, etc., designed to be compliant with ANSI/NESC/OSHA standards. We use 100 percent USA parts and labor. Learn more about them at www.uticom.net

WESCO Distribution, Sioux City, Iowa – WESCO Distribution is a complete utility supplier of both distribution and transmission products. We offer ABB transformers, Elster metering and Okonite cables. Learn more about them at www.wescodist.com

West Plains Engineering, Rapid City, S.D. – WPE is a full service engineering company that specializes in rural electric utilities. We work closely with our rural electric partners to manage all of their engineering requirements. Our engineering expertise includes substation designs as well as substation upgrades; relaying; SCADA; distribution automation & coordination; transmission & distribution line design; work plans; sectionalizing studies; arc flash studies; and work order inspections. WPE is the source for all of your power engineering needs. Learn more about them at www.westplainsengineering.com