On average a lineman dies every week in America while keeping our grids running and power lines flowing.
Chattanooga's very own Sherman and Reilly's new tag team of line laying machines hopes to make the job of the lineman easier, quicker and safer.
Mr Bright, sales manager for Sherman and Reilly, "Experience is something that we are lacking a lot of with the growth of the transmission boom in this nation, we are lacking experience there and in order to shorten that gap a bit we have made the machines more intelligent."
Both machines combined can lay power lines faster and safer than ever before and are taking the previous Hyrdaulic technology and bringing it into the 21st century.
"For many years I've been used to hydraulic equipment, understanding pressures that sort of thing,this takes it all into the electronic industry".
CEO Mike Dunn describes the motivation behind the hundred thousand dollar machines,
"Build equipment, engineer equipment in a way that insures that every line man gets home every night, no exceptions".
Grid representatives and engineers from California to Pennsylvania and Texas to Canada are trying the machines out in Trenton Georgia today and Sherman Reilly are already working on two more lineman saving machines for release at the end of the year.
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