James Cole, Local 793 Energy Sector Business Rep., checked in with new member Sacha David as he worked on the Hydro One 115kv transmission line refurbishment project in Sault Ste. Marie.

Brother David, who works for Skagen and Son Forestry, was busy in his CAT 545C Grapple Skidder moving hydro poles on the right of way for main contractor, Valard.

The project is part of Hydro One’s push to increase capacity to cope with the expected rise in demand for electricity from industry and communities throughout the east and north-east of Ontario.

Members pose in front of machine.
New member of Local 793 Sacha David (right) poses with Energy Sector Rep James Cole in front of the CAT Grapple Skidder with tire chains installed.