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Chris PayneFor the past 30 years, Chris has worked with construction companies in the utility industry in California and Arizona. Most recently, he was Director of Operations for Power Contracting LLC, where he oversaw transmission, distribution and substation projects on the West Coast.
Prior, he was Associate Vice President for Black & Veatch, where he ran all construction and joint venture projects for the Power Delivery and Telecom Business Units across the United States.
We are excited to have Chris as part of the INTREN team, not only for his extensive experience in utility construction but his exceptional track record of staff development.
Stronger Together Coloring Page

INTREN has always stood on the belief that we all bring something unique to the workplace and the world. During this time when conversations are focused on the value of that diversity, we thought it would be great to see the world through the eyes of our children!

The blank coloring page that you can download will give your children an opportunity to express how the world looks to them. Together, we can continue to remind each other of the great mosaic we live and learn in!

Click Here to download a sheet to print and color!

A power line crosses the Great Miami River in OhioThe Amanda A Project in Trenton, Ohio is converting a system from 4 kV to 12.47 kV and is requiring work on the shores of the Great Miami River. Two overhead crews and one cable pulling crew set up on both sides to pull in 1000’ of new conductor across the river using heavy-duty cable pulling equipment The challenge? Limited space for a normal set-up. The crews got the job done by using a transmission bucket on the east side of the river to get to the top of the pole. Thank you to Project Manager Anita Gindling and our amazing crews for being #INTRENStrong! #OutPerformingEveryday
Mickleton-Paulsboro-Valero 69 kV circuit rebuildRecently, our transmission crews were #doingessentialwork in New Jersey, where they completed a complex project. The utility customer’s principal project manager congratulated the contractors and consultants on their tremendous successes!

“The 0746 Mickleton-Paulsboro-Valero 69 kV circuit rebuild was completed, energized and is now carrying load. Successful rebuild and restoration of the 0746 circuit marks another major milestone for the 69 kV and 12 kV upgrades at Mickleton Substation.”

“At this stage, the Mickleton Substation 69 kV ring bus is energized, and work has been completed on all four (4) of the 69 kV Mickleton transmission circuits. Working through an extremely complex sequence of projects with multiple phases, I would like to express my thanks to all of you for your contributions which directly led to the achievement of this project milestone. Substation improvements, underground transmission, overhead transmission, distribution line, transmission line bypasses, remote ends - - all complex facets that required thorough planning and diligent execution across multiple phases to successfully converge in a coordinated and collaborative effort.” 

“Again, thank you, and congratulations on the accomplishment!” 
Des Moines Crew with Tucker"This morning I was driving in Des Moines, IA when my 5-year old son noticed your work trucks. Being the curious boy, he is at 5-yrs old, he asked what he was doing. Expecting a brief answer, I was surprised when the worker told my son they were digging a hole and asked him if he wanted to see it.

The worker climbed out of his truck, put on his safety gear, and walked my son over to the spot they were working on. The worker kneeled and showed my son how they will be using the big bolts to hold the light pole, how the lights were going to be installed and explained the spot where then 5G internet will be on the pole. He even posed for a picture with my boy!
This man totally made a 5-yr old boy's day just by taking the time to show him his work!!"

--Nathanial, Homeowner

Thank you to Foreman Aaron Boylan, along with General Foreman Cory Michel, Journeyman/Wireman Jim Melcher, and Apprentice Jackson Rosenmayer for your kindness. You are truly #INTRENStrong #OutPerformingEveryday
Thank you to our extraordinary gas team and Foreman Nick Boemme, Pipefitter Michael Naylor and Laborer Sammy Figueroa for #OutPerformingEveryday! #INTRENStrong
Mike Peterson - Intren RetireeCongratulations to INTREN's Civil team veteran Mike Peterson on his recent retirement! Mike started working with INTREN under Mike Miller for the Civil Department in 2002. He then traveled and worked on many projects including:
  • The Bent Tree Wind Farm Project (Albert Lea, Minnesota)
  • Rebuilding electrical manholes, vaults and installing conduit (Sioux City, IA)
  • Rebuilding vault roofs (Des Moines, IA)
  • The Streetcar Project (Cincinnati, OH)  
Mike has spent the last 5 years mentoring young foreman and has passed on his vast construction knowledge and experience of rebuilding electrical manholes and vaults to our Civil team.
Thank you for your dedication and contribution to INTREN. We wish you a happy, healthy and safe retirement! From the photos, we have an idea of how you will be spending it!
Dan Proffitt of Intren"Our Civil Crews show up with the attitude to navigate the rapid changes, obstacles, and challenges that our workgroup is faced with every day. Each one of us contributes a unique skill set that allows us to deliver a quality product, safely and on time to meet our customers' needs. This is accomplished while keeping an eye out for each other, the public, and the future of what we do. Being a member of this team is what makes Civil #INTRENStrong."

– Dan Proffitt, General Foreman
Thank you to our Cincinnati team for #OutPerformingEveryday!

"I would like to thank the team of workers who put up the new telephone poles and disconnected/reconnected them on my street. They were all very professional and courteous as they all worked together with safety in mind, for themselves and the vehicles speeding by them."

-- Homeowner, Lebanon, Ohio
Brandon Arnold of Intren"I go to work every day with the idea in mind that the work we do as a crew is not only essential to keeping the lights on but also critical to the families in our communities to keep them safe from the damaging wildfires that have ravaged California for years. We are making a difference, one pole at a time. That is what makes me #INTRENStrong."

-- Brandon Arnold, Journeyman Lineman