Media Contact:    Aaron Wood
Utility Solutions Inc

Lineman College Adds BREAK-SAFEŽ Load Break and Pickup Tool to Training Curriculum


Northwest Lineman College will be using a Portable Switch made by Utility Solutions, Inc in their Looping and Paralleling Circuits curriculum. 

Hickory, NC - June 26, 2014 - Alan Drew, Senior Vice President Research & Development for Northwest Lineman College (NLC), announced the addition of the patented BREAK-SAFEŽ Load Break & Pick-up Tool to their System Operations curriculum.


The portable switch from Utility Solutions, Inc. is used in conjunction with temporary jumpers, and has become standard equipment on many distribution systems across the country. NLC is reacting to a greater need for training on this equipment from their on-campus and offsite training programs.


"The BREAK-SAFEŽ allows parallels between different circuits to be made and separated safely eliminating arc exposure to the linemen," said Alan Drew.  "When we learned about how it operated we immediately thought it should be included in the curriculum update."


The curriculum changes are scheduled for Fall 2014 and will effect the Looping and Paralleling Circuits curriculum at all three NLC campuses (CA, ID, and TX) as well as their offsite Power Delivery Programs. 


"We are always eager to partner with educational organizations", said Aaron Wood, Marketing for Utility Solutions, Inc. "This is another good opportunity for lineman to have exposure to our tools and products." 


NLC already incorporates the LOAD-RANGERŽ XLT Load Break Tool, BLUE STRIPEŽ Shotgun Stick, patented Jack Jumper™ Cutout Bypass Tool, and patented GRAB-IT™ Cutout Fuse Tube Remover in their training programs.


The BREAK-SAFEŽ Load Break and Pickup Tool is manufactured by Utility Solutions, Inc. More information can be found online at or email or call 828-323-8914 Monday- Friday, 8am - 5pm EST. 

About Utility Solutions, Inc.


Utility Solutions, Inc is a designer and manufacturer of hot line tools and products for the electrical power industry.  Founded in 1990 by engineers with broad electrical distribution experience, Utility Solutions has accumulated an impressive list of innovative and patented products that directly relate to a lineman's job.


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