Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crews return home from Hurricane Sandy restoration work

After approximately two weeks away providing assistance to utilities affected by Superstorm Sandy, our crews and contractors returned to Wisconsin on Nov. 14. The crews were greeted by news reporters at the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s I-94 Visitor Information Center in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

John Pilling, area manager – customer operations, told reporters how grateful people were to have our help, especially when they heard how far the crews had traveled.

Our crews earned a reputation for being hard workers. A Consolidated Edison (ConEd) representative told the group that he was very impressed with the work ethic of our crews and supervisors. The crews typically would leave the hotel at 5:30 a.m. and return at 8 or 9 p.m.

“He would often comment that we were asking for more work earlier in the day than other crews and noticed that we always asked for more orders before our present work ran out so we could check jobs ahead of the crews getting there,” said Pilling. “He said that the work dispatchers had a nickname for We Energies crews — ‘The Machine’ — a nice compliment to our employees!"

Line mechanics returned to Wisconsin Nov. 14 after helping restore 
service in areas of New York pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.
Crews stopped at the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s I-94 
Visitor Information Center in Pleasant Prairie.
Several of our line mechanics were interviewed about their experience.
Links to some of the coverage:

Fox6 Milwaukee
CBS58 Milwaukee

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