Fireproofing Utility Infrastructure

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Electric, Newsletter

The numbers are staggering. In a typical year more than 50,000 wildfires burn across the United States, mostly in the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). In 2020 wildfires destroyed more than 10 million acres at a cost estimated between $130 billion and $150 billion, according to AccuWeather. The human cost, when lives are lost and thousands of businesses and homes go up in smoke, is immeasurable. With the West embedded in a drought of historic proportions in 2021, there’s a good chance that those numbers will surge even higher. As of July 23, there were 36,172 …

MetalTech Team Drives Data for Nevada

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Torrey Eldridge and Brian Skach can track, analyze, and interpret data better than most folks. As part of the Jensen MetalTech team in Sparks, Nevada, the pair process data points daily to support inventory management, production scheduling, and order fulfillment. More recently the software gurus have been tasked with helping the State of Nevada manage millions of pieces of personal protection equipment as members of the Nevada National Guard. “We’re working with the State Emergency Operations Center to keep track of how much PPE we have, how much the state needs, and where it is being distributed to help prevent …