NEWS RELEASE: Powerlink to Represent TransGard in Five Key States


(YORK, Pa.)TransGard, which has installed proven animal-prevention fencing at more than 3,000 substations in North America, announced it has reached an agreement with PowerLink Electrical Sales, a leading manufacturers’ representative agency serving the electric power industry.

Based in Westlake, Ohio, PowerLink will offer TransGard’s patented substation animal mitigation products to utilities, cooperatives and other energy providers in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

TransGard developed the only substation fencing that deters climbing animals by delivering a mild electric shock — a humane technique that, according to IEEE, offers the most effective barrier against animal incursion. TransGard prevents outages caused by squirrels, snakes, raccoons, cats, and a range of other animals including birds.

“TransGard has a history of providing high-quality, effective products to protect substations,” says Ed Matheny, PowerLink’s president. “TransGard products align themselves extremely well with PowerLink’s other offerings and we’re glad to be able to expand our services to our customers in such a definitive way.”

For information on TransGard substation protection products and how they eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals and birds, visit For information on PowerLink and its services, visit


TransGard, based in York, Pennsylvania, delivers patented substation protection exclusively engineered to eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals and birds. TransGard has installed fences at more than 3,000 substations in the U.S. and Canada. For more information or to view case studies, visit

PowerLink Electrical Sales is the leading manufacturer’s representative agency in the Midwest. For more information, visit

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