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NEWS RELEASE: TransGard introduces SnakeStop matting

NEWS RELEASE:  TransGard introduces SnakeStop matting EASY-TO-INSTALL BARRIER TACKLES PROBLEM OF SNAKE INCURSION AT SUBSTATIONS   (YORK, Pa) —  TransGard, manufacturer of the only substation fencing that deters climbing animals by delivering a mild electric shock, announced today the release of its new... read more

NEW PRODUCT: Introducing the Wind Anchor

NEW PRODUCT: Introducing the Wind Anchor SECURING THE TRANSGARD FENCE IN HIGH WINDS   The latest option for our patented substation fencing:  the Wind Anchor assembly. The anchor secures fence panels in a variety of surfaces against winds with pullout force of up to 14,000 lbs. The Wind Anchor works with any... read more

TransGard to Exhibit at DISTRIBUTECH

TransGard to Exhibit at DISTRIBUTECH SEE OUR NEW PRODUCTS IN NEW ORLEANS The TransGard team will be exhibiting at DistribuTECH 2019 — a major industry trade show that runs Feb. 5-7, in New Orleans.  Stop by booth #12625 to see our system’s entryways, control centers, snake panels and more. We’ll... read more

NEWS RELEASE: Five Worst Outages of 2018

NEWS RELEASE:  Five Worst Outages of 2018 TRANSGARD SELECTS LIST FROM HUNDREDS OF ANIMAL-CAUSED SUBSTATION OUTAGES REPEAT OFFENDERS DO SERIOUS DAMAGE IN 2018   (YORK, Pa) — Each year, TransGard tracks hundreds of substation outages caused by climbing animals — squirrels, snakes, raccoons and others — to... read more

2019 RESOLUTIONS: Three Ways to Secure Superior Protection

2019 RESOLUTIONS: Three Ways to Secure Superior Protection It’s still November, but every substation operator wants to reduce (or eliminate) outages from year to year. The way to achieve that goal: start planning for 2019 … right now. Here are a few resolutions for dramatically reducing the threat of animal incursion:... read more

NEWS: Substation Threat Grows as Squirrel Population Explodes

NEWS: Substation Threat Grows as Squirrel Population Explodes For many utilities, squirrels are “public enemy #1” — responsible for thousands of outages at substations across the U.S. Now, that threat has gotten even scarier … just in time for Halloween. News media in the northeastern U.S. have reported on a massive uptick in... read more