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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Mar 25 15:36:23 2020
Asset management is a priority for any leader in the lighting or utility industry. But an outdated approach could be a liability.  
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Mar 18 17:17:23 2020
If you rely on the power of utility to drive results, do business, and serve customers, you know what’s at stake when your assets malfunction: costly repairs, service disruption, and safety risks. Why take risks you can’t afford w [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Tue Mar 17 22:48:05 2020
If you’re a project manager or business owner, perhaps this scenario sounds familiar: you’re a part of a utility company in need of poles or towers. You place an order with a vendor in expectation of a high quality product. You ha [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Feb 26 21:13:26 2020
You need LED lighting upgrades for your parking lot lighting. Proper lighting keeps parking lots safe and helps customers and visitors feel more comfortable visiting your facility. But there’s more at stake than which fixtures to [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Feb 19 12:56:55 2020
After spending more than four decades in this industry, we’ve learned one thing without a doubt: what civil engineers do is of fundamental importance. They help keep the lights on, but their efforts do much more than that.
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/ Exo Group, LLC Fri Feb 14 18:20:01 2020
A fallen exterior light pole can have significant consequences for owners and consumers alike. For commercial lighting incidents, many private asset owners recognize the benefits offered by partnering with an outsourced structural [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Feb 05 21:20:00 2020
Car accidents that involve a lighting or utility pole are a fairly common occurrence, particularly in inclement weather and slippery road conditions. A vehicular crash that strikes a lighting pole can cause various levels of destr [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Fri Jan 31 19:59:36 2020
As much as we hate to admit it, winter is here. As the temperatures get colder and the weather gets a bit harsher, every transmission asset owner should be aware of the risks that winter storms pose. Overhead lines often aren't as [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Jan 22 19:57:01 2020
Commercial property and athletic facility owners rely on their area and sports field lighting to perform when needed. Whether used to illuminate a dark parking lot after hours for consumers or allowing athletes to schedule night g [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Mon Jan 06 17:06:22 2020
When it comes to preventative maintenance, most renewable energy companies place heavy emphasis on the turbine generators. They follow very consistent protocols and industry standards for these assets, allocating the (often limite [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Fri Dec 20 15:42:00 2019
Renewable energy has seen a rampant global upswing in recent decades. As clean energy continues to gain momentum on a more widespread scale, owners and operators have had to adjust their strategy for managing their assets. One maj [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Jan 29 18:16:32 2020
Sports field lighting adds an extra layer of fun and festivity to virtually any outdoor activity. Well-lit fields allow athletes to extend their training sessions long after the sun has set. Additionally, athletes of every age and [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Dec 04 17:55:14 2019
Wind farms make up a significant portion of the renewable energy market, making it essential for their high-voltage transmission assets to perform 100% of the time. When it comes to quality assurance, inspection and transmission l [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Mon Nov 25 19:41:00 2019
As we mentioned in a previous blog, smart cities are gaining momentum across a diverse swath of American real estate markets. The practice of installing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies throughout a community's utilities and [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Thu Nov 21 15:15:55 2019
Smart cities are no longer futuristic communities only experienced on TV and movies – they are a growing reality taking hold in communities of all shapes and sizes, both across the country as well as on a global scale. Defined as [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Thu Nov 21 14:46:13 2019
America's wind power industry has demonstrated significant, rapid growth across the country over the last several years. Recent statistics show that this renewable energy resource powered 30 million homes in 2018, after experienci [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Tue Nov 12 19:30:37 2019
The rampant rise in demand for new distributed energy resources has launched a significant upswing in new transmission builds for both utility and renewable energy companies across the country. Yes, the industry's accelerated pace [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Thu Nov 21 14:46:41 2019
Most business owners recognize that their commercial exterior lighting requires consistent maintenance, both to ensure performance as well as the safety of guests and consumers. Beyond safety and function, commercial outdoor area [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:19:35 2019
Athletic field lighting provides a multitude of benefits to players, spectators, and property owners. A comprehensive outdoor arena lighting plan keeps fields and arenas well lit, extending the range of hours in any given day when [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:23:18 2019
  With Edison Electric Institute (EEI) member companies expected to invest an additional $89 billion in transmission infrastructure through 2021, there’s been a significant migration to engineered steel products for utility and li [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:24:00 2019
Historically, major retailers have expected around a 15-year lifespan for their physical locations, but Amazon’s market disruption and dominance has changed all of this.  Due to the convenience and speed of Amazon Prime, customers [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:26:46 2019
Exo will attend and host a Pre-Conference Session at TSDOS 2019. 
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:24:51 2019
Want to know where to find the Exo team in the second half of 2019?  Here's a list of industry events we are attending.
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 13:24:53 2019
How to Manage Lighting Structural Assets – Part 3 After you have a framework in place for your lighting asset management program, you’ll need a partner to help you execute your plans. A partner that specializes in structural inspe [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:27:23 2019
Exo President Zachary Oliphant, will participate in a free webinar entitled "Transforming your Business with sUAS Technology", hosted by Commercial UAV News. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11 AM EST [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:29:00 2019
  In the lighting industry, LED is the buzzword you can’t get away from. Everyone’s talking about switching to LED lights, and for a lot of good reasons: According to the Department of Energy (DOE), LED lights can use between 25% [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:29:30 2019
  In the retail world, lighting structures are an often overlooked area of property maintenance that can lead to significant damage.
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:27:03 2019
  Lighting poles are something we often take for granted, assuming they will provide the safety and security we need on roadways, parking lots and athletic fields. But, unfortunately, this is not always the case.
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:29:45 2019
  Historically speaking, retail, utility and public transportation companies, as well as parks and recreation, schools and universities that have only pursued inspections can and should cover so much more than just inspections. It [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:30:01 2019
Winter is coming... (for some it has already arrived). Winter weather can present a few operational challenges for wind farm operators, particularly when it comes to a serious ice storm. 
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:34:35 2019
Know Your Warranty: Take Care of Your Poles Sooner Rather than Later We want to talk about an “elephant in the room” in the utility industry - manufacturer warranties. A steel pole manufacturer’s, or installation contractor’s warr [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:34:18 2019
Constructing a steel pole transmission structure typically requires a series of welded assemblies. These include folding the pole shafts and plates, and joining the edges of the plates with seams. The resulting tubular shafts are [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:37:18 2019
Exo's Senior Account Manager, Grant Leaverton, will present on the topic of Emergency Storm Damage Inspection of Powerlines, at the DJI AirWorks Conference - one of the leading drone / UAV / UAS shows in the world. The presentatio [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:40:31 2019
The Exo team is pleased to share its quality assurance, inspection (drone inspection & NDT inspection), engineering, field service and repair expertise while leading multiple sessions during the 2018 TSDOS Symposium, September 4-7 [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:41:25 2019
The case for prioritizing Balance of Plant inspection & maintenance
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:41:40 2019
Can a 10 cent cotter pin really cause a million dollar outage for a windfarm? Let's talk about it. Exo's Grant Leaverton will be hosting a roundtable discussion at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 Conference on Balance of Plant Maintenance [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:42:07 2019
Exo Link allows you to see your archived asset photos, reports, and locations from a macro program perspective, down to individual assets. Whether its drone inspection data, hands on inspection reports, or in-plant QC documents, t [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:42:26 2019
With over 100 years of combined professional experience in inspection, evaluation, remediation, and manufacturing, ReliaPOLE Inspection Services and Advanced Aerial Inspection Resources have been serving the nation’s infrastructur [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:42:40 2019
We see athletic field lighting structures every day and take them for granted. They support the lights that illuminate your football, baseball, softball, and soccer fields. They help light tennis courts, parking lots, and sidewalk [...]
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/ Exo Group, LLC Wed Oct 23 17:42:54 2019
Indiana Michigan Power, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, will use drone inspection on transmission lines in Northeast Indiana and East Central Indiana beginning Monday, Sept. 25. In addition, as part of a separate p [...]
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