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   1-877-448-9701

This post is the third in a series of seven excerpts from an electric utility industry white paper prepared by FTI Consulting, entitled, THE CASE FOR ELIMINATING ANIMAL-CAUSED OUTAGES IN ELECTRIC SUBSTATIONS AND ON POWERLINES. The full white paper may be downloaded by clicking here.


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