LeCom Utility Helping to Restore Power in Wake of “Sandy”
LeCom Utility Helping to Restore Power in Wake of “Sandy” Detroit Storm Restoration Unit Dispatches 40 Trucks and 300 Linemen to New Jersey
DETROIT (I-Newswire) November 1, 2012 - Members of LeCom Inc.’s Utility Construction Storm Restoration Team, a division of one of a family of companies owned by the Detroit, Michigan based Lentine Group, are working alongside New Jersey Central Power and Light linemen to help restore power to the Garden State’s residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
A two-mile caravan of 40 trucks carrying 300 linemen departed Detroit on Sunday to various locations to stand ready to assist with restoring power to the hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents affected by the hurricane which hit the East Coast Monday morning. LeCom linemen have been working alongside their local counterparts since yesterday bringing sub-stations back online and repairing feeder lines that will ultimately restore power for residents. The linemen will be working 16-hour shifts until power is restored.
“Our storm restoration team was formed in 2005 to respond to natural disasters like Sandy anywhere east of the Mississippi River,” said Anthony Lentine, Vice President of LeCom, Inc. “Our teams are able to mobilize within 24 hours and we’re happy to be able to help the residents of New Jersey in a time of such great need.”
The LeCom team and trucks have been staged at various locations throughout New Jersey since Sunday evening preparing to assist with the power restoration efforts. “Our linemen were positioned out of harm’s way but close enough to be able to quickly respond after the storm had passed and it became safe enough to begin working,” said Lentine.
Calls of thanks have been pouring in to LeCom’s offices over the last few days from grateful New Jersey residents since the Detroit-based utility trucks arrived in their communities.
LeCom has assisted with restoring power in the wake of other natural disasters in recent years including Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita in 2005, Gustave in 2008 and Earl in 2010 and after numerous wind and ice storms across New York, Kansas, Boston, Chicago, Maine, West Virginia and Ohio.
Founded in 1980, LeCom, Inc. (www.lecomutility.com) has grown into a large company that performs contracting and installation services for communications and energy providers. It operates six offices and warehouses throughout metropolitan Detroit, including Port Huron and employs more than 200 highly skilled workers in its Communications and Utility Divisions.
The Utility Division provides services in all phases of power line construction, hybrid fiber/coax network construction as well as maintenance and emergency restoration services for major regional electrical providers.
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