NEWS: CBM to Represent TransGard in Four States


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

CBM will offer TransGard’s patented substation fencing to utilities, cooperatives and other energy providers in Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois and Arkansas.

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.

“Because of the growing interest in TransGard fences, we continue to secure professional representation to help us meet demand,” said Bill Reichard, TransGard President. “CBM will be the ideal partner for us. The region it serves continues to experience a pervasive and persistent problem of climbing animals entering and disrupting substations.”

For information on TransGard fence systems and how they eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals, including snakes, visit For information on CBM and its services, visit

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TransGard, based in York, Pennsylvania, delivers patented fencing exclusively engineered to eliminate substation outages caused by climbing animals. 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

CBM, Inc., is a manufacturer’s representative with more than 50 years in the Contractor/Industrial, Communications, and Utility markets.  With local salespeople through our entire territory, CBM can work more closely with customers to develop long lasting relationships.  For more information, visit

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