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The new approach starts with the training of some 150 new employees who will be installing and replacing gas mains throughout Michigan, but the long-term potential is significant for the union, the company, and the customer. This effort ultimately will apply to employees involved in the company's most visible work-meter readers, electric line workers, and those who work on the company's natural gas system. "This is a game changer in the way we do business," said Dan Malone, the utility's senior vice president of distribution and customer operations. "Consumers Energy is moving to empower workers in the field and has a strong, healthy relationship with the UWUA that is built on trust between two partners. This agreement demonstrates our shared interest in having a safe, highly skilled, and efficient workforce." -Thomas Lambert miles would be installed along the Sea Bright Peninsula at a cost of $3.5 million. The company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, would fortify and reinforce a regulator station at Long Beach Island and relocate another regulator station off the barrier islands. NATIONWIDE SERVICE products & fabricated materials Anode Fabrication Rectifiers Coupon Test-Stations Monitoring Equipment Easy Ordering new jersey Beefed Up WALL, nJ -Less than a year after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Natural Gas has unveiled a $102.5 million plan to harden its distribution system against extreme weather. The New Jersey Reinvestment in System Enhancement (NJ RISE) plan includes six projects, to be completed over five years, which would mitigate the frequency and duration of outages in the wake of severe weather events. The projects would include the installation of 35,000 excess flow valves in potential stormaffected areas of NJNG's waterfront communities, at an estimated cost of $35 million. The valves would cut off the flow of gas in the event of a rupture. About $30 million would go toward building six miles of distribution main to Long Beach Island from the mainland. The line would provide redundancy to an isolated area of approximately 10,000 customers. Another secondary main, which would serve 20,000 customers on the South Seaside Peninsula, would cost $25 million. A third secondary main of 1.5 engineering & integrity CP Design AC Mitigation ECDA/ICDA/SSCDA GPS/CIS/PCM DCVG/ACVG Data Management Remote Monitoring DOT Reporting Contractor Training Specialty Services construction & installation Transmission Systems Distribution Systems AC Mitigation Installation Cased Crossings Well Casings 2013 MESA™ All Rights Reserved. Reinforcing distribution against the next superstorm Nationwide Service International Shipping Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Rated TOP 1% of Suppliers for Overall Customer Satisfaction as per Third Party Survey VpCI® Storage Tanks Refineries Power Plants Special Ops 1.888.800.MESA(6372) products manufacturing construction integrity engineering MESA Ad.indd 1 9/19/2013 4:03:16 PM november 2013 AmericAn GAs 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Gas - November 2013

American Gas - November 2013
President’s Message
Subject Index
Head Start: On Energy Education
By the Numbers
Need to Know
The Wheels on the Bus...
New Jersey
Long Island
Fueling the Future
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
A Tight Ship
Expanding the Reach of the Gas Infrastructure
Company Profiles

American Gas - November 2013