I am looking for some new ideas in substation structures (I had my consulting engineer hat on this time). I stopped at Valmont to checkout what they are doing. A young guy came up to me and we talked about my interest. He told me I needed to talk with their expert. He could answer all my questions.
When the expert turned around, it was old home week on the floor. Tom Lovegrove has been selling me substation steel for more years than I care to count. His company was called Gates City Steel back then. Tom didn’t change companies. The company kept changing owners. We had a great time catching up. I haven’t seen him for years. I just love his place and all the old friends that keep turning up!