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Cianbro Prepares for MPRP with New T&D Training Sessions

About 40 Cianbro team members are currently enrolled in a training program tailored for Transmission and Distribution operators and builders, in preparation for an influx of work associated with the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP). Approximately 20 operators are being trained on five different types of T&D equipment: excavators used in rough terrain, flex track diggers, flex track buckets, flex track dumps, and Hydremas. These operators are already experienced, but are brushing up on skills needed for T&D work. Also, about 20 builders are learning to frame typical structures that'll be used on the MPRP job, while also honing climbing skills, working in the air, and dressing structures.

All team members in the program are also receiving certifications for CPR, basic rigging, driver training, and signaling, while also learning to read relevant drawings and recognize electrical hazards.  Members of Cianbro's QA/QC department are also participating in the training so they'll understand the ins and outs of the business.

"The training has been going very well," said Cianbro Craft Training Manager Jon Sacks. "We have had excellent participants. And we've had excellent instructors, including Operator Instructor John Templin, and Bruce Chesley leading the builders. Line Supervisor Kevin Walker has been assisting both groups. Equipment Superintendent Howard Lynds has offered discussions on good maintenance practices and concerns regarding equipment. Lauren Lohn, environmental manager for the MPRP project, is offering information on environmental practices and concerns."

The objective is to train the team members in conditions and on structures and equipment that are as close to MPRP job specs as possible. More sessions will be arranged in the spring as staffing needs for the MPRP work become more pressing.










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