Reliaguard Receives Rural Utility Service (RUS) Acceptance

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Reliaguard Receives Rural Utility Service (RUS) Acceptance  

Foothill Ranch, CA – May 24, 2018   Reliaguard has received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service (RUS) Technical Standards Committee that the Reliaguard product line for wildlife guards has been approved for inclusion in the TECHNICAL LIST OF MATERIALS Acceptable for Use on Systems of USDA Rural Development Electrification Borrowers.

Reliaguard Wildlife Guard products were evaluated for the supplemental section entitled, Wildlife Guards for Bushings and Live Parts Covers, item rp. which serves as a supplement to

the guidelines provided in the document titled “GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR APPLYING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCTS (RUS ELECTRIC PROGRAM).”

USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers programs that provide much-needed infrastructure or infrastructure improvements to rural communities. Engineers and specifiers may access the updated List of Materials via the following link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/UEP_LoM.pdf

According to Billy Huard, Reliaguard President, “Reliaguard’s acceptance by the USDA Rural Utility Service enables utilities that are a part of the USDA Rural Development Electrification program to specify Reliaguard products for the protection of their systems from wildlife-caused outages. The Reliaguard team looks forward to working with rural utilities to increase the reliability of electrical service in their communities.”

 

About Reliaguard®

Reliaguard, a subsidiary of Cantega Technologies Inc., offers superior fitting guards intended to prevent animal and bird caused outages on the powerline where large volumes of covers are required and for common equipment in substations.

Reliaguard also manufactures conductor cover to be used in conjunction with its animal guards.  Manufactured in California, USA, Reliaguard parts are produced on a volume basis using injection mold and thermoform manufacturing processes and priced affordably for large volume purchases.

 

Media Contact:                    Gayle Howard, Executive VP Corporate Development
ghoward@cantega.com   1-877-448-9701

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Reliaguard announces partnership with Hendrix Molded Products

Foothill Ranch, CA – April 16, 2018 DENVER, CO — At the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo, April 16-19 in Denver, Reliaguard has announced their partnership with Marmon Utility/Hendrix Molded Products to provide Avian covers for overhead distribution applications.  Furthering its dedication to mitigating wildlife-caused outage and improving system reliability, Reliaguard has partnered with Hendrix Molded Products has chosen as their exclusive partner for providing protective covers for tie top and Vise Top insulators. Hendrix Molded Products selected Reliaguard based on their innovative designs, their high quality, flame retardant Reliatanium ™ material, and the performance to the IEEE1656 standard.

According to Darren Barnett, Reliaguard VP MEPP, “Hendrix Molded Products’ dedication to preventing Avian casualties and improving system reliability was a key factor in their selection as a partner.

Hendrix Molded Products

Hendrix Molded Products is the unmatched leader in the polymer distribution pin insulator market with over 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high density polyethylene insulators and accessories.  Offering utilities products such as line post insulators, Vise Top insulators and tie top insulators, Hendrix Molded Products is continuously providing innovative designs and expertise.  Based in Amherst, NH, Hendrix Molded Products is a business division of Marmon Utility, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

About Marmon Utility

Marmon Utility is a solutions provider to the electrical power industry. Through its three business divisions operating under the Hendrix and Kerite brands – Marmon Utility offers a portfolio of products and engineering services that include medium- and high-voltage power cable, aerial cable systems, and molded polyethylene insulator products. Headquartered in Milford, NH, Marmon Utility is a Berkshire Hathaway company.

About Reliaguard®

Reliaguard® is a subsidiary of Cantega Technologies Inc., dedicated to the design of commodity animal and bird guards for the powerline.  Reliaguard® also manufactures conductor cover to be used in conjunction with its animal guards.  Manufactured in California, USA, Reliaguard® parts are produced on a volume basis using injection mold and thermoform manufacturing processes and priced affordably for large volume purchases.

 

Media Contact:             Gayle Howard, Executive VP Corporate Development
ghoward@cantega.com   1-877-448-9701

Hendrix Molded Products announces partnership with Reliaguard

DENVER, CO (March 13, 2018) — At the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo, April 16-19 in Denver, Marmon Utility/Hendrix Molded Products has announced their partnership with Reliaguard to provide Avian covers for overhead distribution applications.  Furthering its dedication to preventing Avian casualties and improving system reliability, Hendrix Molded Products has chosen Reliaguard as their exclusive partner for providing protective covers for tie top and Vise Top insulators based on their innovative designs, their high quality, flame retardant Reliatanium ™ material, and the performance to the IEEE1656 standard.

“This partnership aligns with our overall core strategy of offering customers the best solutions available in the marketplace to support system reliability.”

Hendrix Molded Products

Hendrix Molded Products is the unmatched leader in the polymer distribution pin insulator market with over 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high density polyethylene insulators and accessories.  Offering utilities products such as line post insulators, Vise Top insulators and tie top insulators, Hendrix Molded Products is continuously providing innovative designs and expertise.  Based in Amherst, NH, Hendrix Molded Products is a business division of Marmon Utility, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

About Marmon Utility

Marmon Utility is a solutions provider to the electrical power industry. Through its three business divisions operating under the Hendrix and Kerite brands – Marmon Utility offers a portfolio of products and engineering services that include medium- and high-voltage power cable, aerial cable systems, and molded polyethylene insulator products. Headquartered in Milford, NH, Marmon Utility is a Berkshire Hathaway company.

 

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