American Transmission Company’s Headquarters Sold

The American Transmission Company corporate headquarters
in Pewaukee, a 13.9-acre property, has been sold to an
affiliate of Cleveland-based MAI Capital Management by an
affiliate of Chicago-based Oak Street Real Estate Capital.

The owner purchased the ATC headquarters in 2012 for
$65 million from Interstate Partners. The facility is known as
RidgeView Office Center III. It has a three-story 123,833-
squarefoot office building, a 33,600-square-foot industrial
building and 357 parking spaces. The buildings were
constructed in 2009.

Anne Spaltholz, ATC director of corporate communications,
said the company has a long-term lease for the facility and
there will be no changes to its operations.

ATC ENERGIZES 138,000-VOLT TRANSMISSION LINE

After years of planning, regulatory review and construction, a 58-mile transmission line has been placed in service between the Holmes Substation in Menominee County and the Old Mead Road Substation in Escanaba, Michigan. The project is designed to help address the unique needs of the electricity supply system in the area. “Putting this new transmission line into service will greatly benefit our customers throughout the region,” according to Brett French, ATC External Affairs Manager. “The project reflects ATC’s commitment to invest in strengthening the U.P.’s electric transmission system.”

AERIAL TREE TRIMMING PLANNED FOR WESTERN WISCONSIN

A helicopter and heavy-duty air saw will be used to trim trees along two existing 138,000-volt transmission lines from Montfort to Cassville and Cassville to Platteville. American Transmission Company has contracted with Aerial Solutions, Inc. to manage vegetation growth along its transmission line corridors. The helicopters used by Aerial Solutions are equipped with heavy-duty air saws and rotary blades suspended on a 90 to 100-foot vertical boom.

American Transmission & Xcel Energy Discuss Badger Coulee Project

American Transmission Company and Xcel Energy have held a public outreach session to provide information about their 180-mile 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee Project. The pre-construction open house occurred on July 21 in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

“Landowners who may be affected by construction and members of the public were welcome to attend the pre-construction open house,” according to Charles Gonzales, ATC Senior Local Relations Representative. “This event provided an opportunity for people to learn what to expect in terms of equipment, timing and appearance of the line.”

AMERICAN TRANSMISSION COMPANY AGAIN NAMED A BEST WORKPLACE

American Transmission Company is one of the 2016 Best
Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according
to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to
Work® and Fortune Magazine. ATC ranked 8th on the list,
a ranking based on employees assessments of the trust
they feel toward ATC’s leaders, the pride they take in their
jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers.
The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production as
a group are noted for profit sharing, giving employees a
measure of job security and low turnover.

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