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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

Ameriprise Legacy Financial Partners, Spearfish, S.D. – Legacy Financial Partners is a wealth management team serving a select group of individuals, families and businesses. Our focus is to help our clients build and manage their wealth – leveraging our experience and an array of resources to help address clients’ goals and aspirations and empowering our clients to make good financial decisions. Learn more about them at

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

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

Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C., Grand Forks, N.D. – For more than 90 years, Brady Martz has served thousands of clients throughout the Upper Midwest region and beyond. Whether you need tax-related services, audit and financial guidance, bookkeeping and payroll assistance or trust and wealth management help, we are here for you with knowledgeable professionals to answer your questions. We provides services in the following areas: Advisory, Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support, Outsourced Accounting, Succession & Exit Planning, Technology, Wealth Management & Financial Planning Services, Audit & Assurance and Tax. Learn more about them at

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

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

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

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

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

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 and crimping tools. Learn more about them at

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 is a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton serves customers in the commercial, utility, mining, industrial, manufacturing, renewable energy and other markets. Learn more about them at

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, cyber security services, technology consulting and more. Founded in 1917, Eide Bailly serves clients from 33 offices in 14 states. The firm is the workplace of choice for 2,000 professionals. Learn more about them at

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hartigan Power Equipment, Brighton, Colo. – Hartigan Power Equipment is a manufacturers’ representative providing sales and engineering support for power equipment in the electrical energy industry. Products represented include air and vacuum circuit breakers, switchgear, motor control centers, VFDs, testing and maintenance services, breaker refurbishment, generator circuit breakers, custom switchgear and control enclosures with relay panels, network protectors, overhead pole-mounted metering racks, capacitor banks and pole-line hardware, pad-mounted capacitor banks, switchgear and fuse cabinets. Learn more about them at

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

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

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

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

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

National Information Solutions Cooperative, Lake St. Louis, Mo.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/Apps. Today, more than 20 million consumers in all 50 states, America Samoa, Palau and Canada receive utility or telecommunications services from companies utilizing our advanced information technology systems. Learn more about them at

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, Dulles, Va. – 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

NRTC, Herndon, Va. – NRTC is member driven and technology focused. We provide solutions that help our 1,500 electric and telephone members bring today’s evolving technology to rural America. NRTC’s solutions are developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers and include integrated smart grid/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

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

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

Power System Engineering Inc., Madison, Wis. – Power System Engineering Inc. (PSE) is a full service consulting firm. Our forward-thinking professionals come up with solutions for electric utilities, independent power providers and commercial and industrial electric users. Learn more about them at

Professional Computer Solutions, Denison, Iowa – Central Service Association was born in 1938 as a cooperative created for the purpose of providing essential services to rural electric cooperatives. Today, CSA and its subsidiary, Professional Computer Solutions, LLC, are still committed to serving public utilities with a broad range of information technologies and other services. Billing, financial, work management, meter data management, engineering/GIS, employee benefits and much more is available from companies dedicated to one thing, serving the utility so it can serve its members. Learn more about them at

Primoris T&D Services, LLC, Johnston, Iowa – Primoris T&D Services is a full service utility contractor providing transmission, distribution, substation construction and maintenance services to the electric cooperatives. Learn more about them at

Purple Wave Auction, Manhattan, Kan. – Purple Wave Auction is an online auction company. Learn more about them at

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

South Dakota 811, Rapid City, S.D. – The South Dakota 811 (South Dakota One Call Notification) board is an agency of state government which provides a service through which a person can notify operators of underground facilities of plans to excavate and to request the marking of the facilities. Learn more about them at

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

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

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

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

Vermeer High Plains, Tea, S.D. Vermeer High Plains offers parts, sales and service of Vermeer industrial equipment which includes 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

WESCO Distribution, Sioux City, Iowa – WESCO Distribution is a complete utility supplier of both distribution and transmission materials, cable, transformers, etc. Learn more about them at

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