405 Improvement Project

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Performance Utility Supply has started delivering materials and supplies to our friends at High Light Electric who are hard at work on the 405 Improvement Project. The project will help dramatically reduce commute times for Orange County commuters by adding 2 more General Purpose lanes and 2 new Express Lanes to the 405 Freeway between Costa Mesa and Long Beach

The project is expected to save all of Orange County 2 millions hours of traffic time in the first year after the project is completed. PUS loves playing a part in a project that makes life better for people. The 405 Improvement Project is exactly that.

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OCTA in cooperation with Caltrans is widening the 405 between the 73 and 605. The project will improve 16 miles of the 405 and includes adding one regular lane in each direction and making improvements to freeway entrances, exits and bridges. In addition, the project will add the 405 Express Lanes, incorporating the existing carpool lanes and a new lane in each direction. The 405 Express Lanes will give solo drivers the choice to speed up their commute for a toll and give options for carpoolers to use the lanes for free. When the express lanes open, two-person carpools will pay a toll only during peak hours and carpools of three or more will be free at all times. Credit: (http://octa.net/Projects-and-Programs/Under-Construction/I-405-Improvement-Project/?frm=7135)

Check out the videos below (published by the Orange County Transportation Authority) to learn more about the 405 Improvement Project and how Orange County will benefit.

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405 Improvement Project Map

Neal Electric's 5th Annual New Product & Safety Fair

Performance Utility Supply was a proud sponsor of Neal Electric's New Product & Safety Picnic a few weekends ago. The PUS Ladies had a great time passing out T-Shirts, Koozies, Sunglasses and of course, we had lots of PUS Energy Drink to keep us going in the Summer heat. 

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Our friends at Neal Electric really know how to throw a party. The crew always has a great time at their events. We can't wait for next year.

Big Sky North Project

Performance Utility Supply was able to lend our friends in Rosendin Electric a hand by delivering a whole bunch of black High-Density Polyethylene pipe and HPDE Fusion Machines to their construction site in Antelope Valley.  The pipe is being used for an undergrounding a 230-kV transmission line. The fusion machines take two lengths of the black pipe and connect them together through a high-temperature fusion process. We plan on taking a lot more loads up there over the course of the project.

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Rosendin has been working on the Big Sky North Project since last year. They've been contracted through sPower, the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the US, to connect the 230-kV Underground Transmission Line to the existing Big Sky North substation. 

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We are always happy to work with our friends at Rosendin Electric and we're going to continue helping by keeping all the HDPE Pipe they need in stock and ready for delivery. It takes teamwork to get the job done.

Los Angeles Rams Stadium Project

Performance Utility Supply has been hard at work delivering materials for the new Rams and Chargers Stadium out in Inglewood, CA. Our trucks have been stacked with PUS custom pre-fab duct banks (shown below) and tons of schedule 40 PVC for underground utility distribution. We're happy to be a part of the process and even more excited to see the whole thing come together. 

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The stadium will become the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers football teams. It's scheduled to open in 2020 and has already been slated to host the 2022 NFL Superbowl. The renderings below show off the magnificent stadium and a beautiful Los Angeles sunset. The owners are making it a point to keep the views of the ocean and the city skyline visible from the top deck. photo credit: Los Angeles Rams website.

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Every piece of the new stadium will be state of the art. You can even take a virtual tour of the suites and box seats before they're even available for purchase by visiting the LA Stadium Premier Center in Playa Del Ray. credit: CBS Channel 2 News

The stadium construction project is a huge undertaking with hundreds of subs on site. You can see just how massive the facility is from this aerial image showcased on ESPN's website. With the right seat on a commuter plane traveling to or from LAX, you can have the same view, as most airline traffic will travel over the stadium daily. When the stadium is done, it will be able to accommodate over 70,000 people and will be expandable to 100,000 people. We can't wait to go see a game and check out the surrounding entertainment district.

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Rosendin Golf Tournament and Auction

On May 24th, 2018, Performance Utility Supply had the opportunity to sponsor Rosendin Electric's Annual Golf Tournament and Auction at the Pelican Hills Resort. The event raises money for the the Navy SEAL Foundation, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that is a cornerstone for the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and their families in times of adversity and triumph. The NSW focuses on a comprehensive set of programs designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate their families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is continually researching the community’s needs to inform future program development and funding. https://www.navysealfoundation.org/ We are always happy to help those who serve our country whenever we can and this event was a great way to show our appreciation for those who fight for us.

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The P.U.S Team was representing in our popup booth on the 10th Hole South and keeping all those golfers, who passed by, hydrated. The weather was perfect for an outdoor event and we had a great time watching golfers tee it up from the fairway. 

We were grateful to take part in such a great event and we can't wait to do it again next year. Special thanks to Rosendin Electric for hosting and to all the other sponsors for making the event such a tremendous success. 

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New Project - San Antonio Regional Hospital Medical Office Building

Construction has begun for the new Ambulatory Care Medical Office Building on the San Antonio Regional Hospital campus in Upland, Calif. The new medical facility will include a City of Hope Cancer Center on site and will do a whole lot of good for the surrounding community. Performance Utility Supply has partnered with Rancho Pacific Electric in the development of this project. The PUS team is assisting with logistics and also providing the sub-structure package for RPE's utility management system.

photo credit: HMC Architects

photo credit: HMC Architects

The new medical office building will be situated on a three-acre site located on San Bernardino Road across from the hospital’s main entrance. It will replace an existing, functionally obsolete medical office building which is predominately comprised of hospital administrative services. The building will be demolished and the staff will be relocated to other campus buildings.

HMC Architects is providing architectural services and Millie and Severson will serve as the project’s general contractor. We're excited to be a part of this project with our construction partner Rancho Pacific Electric

Los Angeles Football Club

On August 23, 2016, The Los Angeles Football Club broke ground in preparation for a brand new, state of the art Exposition Park Stadium. Earlier this year, the arena was closed after 56 years of enjoyment. Fans won't be seeing the MLS team take the field until later this year. This work of art stadium will be the center of a popular entertainment complex that features shopping, dining and of course entertainment.  

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Credit: Gensler/Los Angeles Football Club

What better way to celebrate the groundbreaking of a sports entertainment complex than with a basketball Hall of Famer and a world-class funnyman keeping the public fixated. Check out Magic Johnson and Will Ferrel make the most out of this momentous occasion for Los Angeles Soccer Fans.  Performance Utility Supply is excited to join in the fun when it's time for us to start trucking in materials that will be used for several components of the project. 

Sycamore to Peñasquitos 230-kV Transmission Line

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San Diegans will soon be able to enjoy the offset benefits of imported renewable energy, thanks to SDG&E's new transmission line project. Construction has begun on a new 230-kilovolt transmission line that will run from Sycamore Canyon in Poway, all the way to the Peñasquitos Substation in Torrey Hills.

The new transmission line will help improve power distribution reliability and will also integrate more renewable energy into the system in an effort to meet new state-mandated goals.

Of course, the project did not make it to this point without a few hiccups along the way. SDG&E was forced to make alterations to the original design and scope of the project after the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board sent a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission. The letter pointed out certain environmental risks that the project could impose on the community along with impacts that construction would have on local residents and businesses. After all was said and done, SDG&E chose to follow an alternative plan for the project that avoided significant aesthetic impacts to the community and biological resource impacts to the Sycamore Canyon Preserve. The alternative project design would underground a double circuit 69-kV power line under Carmel Mountain Road and East Ocean Air Drive and reroute new towers leaving the existing wooden H Frame structures in place but de-energized. The alternative plan triggered a 7 month delay on project completion while increasing overall costs significantly.  

Performance Utility Supply is proud to be a part of this ongoing project which broke ground on January 4, 2017. During the construction process, PUS is assisting SDG&E underground a portion of the overhead power lines along the transmission path. We are also providing logistics and transportation services for equipment and necessary construction materials. The materials provided included a complete sub-structure package for the transmission lines, custom fittings. sweeps, and risers. 

We're privileged to be working with SDG&E and Source Power on this project that will eventually help alleviate the problems energy demand could impose on San Diego County.

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For more detailed information on the Sycamore to Peñasquitos Transmission line project, check out the State of California Public Utilities Commission's full description right here. You can also get current construction updates to see how the project's ongoing construction may affect you from SDG&E's website here.

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23rd Annual Neal Golf Tournament

On September 23, we started the day bright and early in order to prepare a booth for the much anticipated 2016 Neal Electric Golf Tournament. Performance Utility Supply was there in style with a selection of cigars and delicious spirits for all the competitors to start the day off right.

San Marcos, CA provided the perfect weather for the PUS team as we hosted our friends from Neal Electric down on the 7th hole at the Twin Oaks Golf Course. We also had the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonderful golfers from Select Electric, United Rentals, and Siemens. 

As the day progressed and the shots were flowing, the fun and laughter were always present. Even some of the swings improved!

Performance Utility Supply is extremely grateful to be able to take part in such an outstanding event, and we hope to be invited back next year!