Irwin EMC Selects McLean Engineering for Pole Attachment Inventory

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Irwin Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), based in Ocilla, Ga., has selected McLean Engineering Company to provide a pole attachment inventory for the Cooperative’s nearly 2,000 miles of distribution line over seven counties.

As part of its joint use and pole attachment agreements, Irwin EMC is due to conduct a pole attachment count and joint use inventory on its system. The Cooperative selected McLean Engineering to provide this count in an effort to collect updated information on a GIS basis, improve relationships with its attachers, and clean up issues related to attachments.

McLean works with many municipalities, cooperatives and state trade organizations to navigate through joint-use concerns by providing expertise in all areas related to joint-use and pole attachment matters. 

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About McLean Engineering
Established in 1936, McLean Engineering has over 80 years of experience in the power engineering field, serving electric utility systems throughout the United States. Over the years, McLean Engineering has built a reputation for providing safe, reliable and durable design solutions by focusing on long-term relationships with their clients.

McLean Engineering provides design, engineering, and inspection solutions, and is nationally-recognized in the area of pole attachments, having presented to national audiences on the topic and consulted for electric utilities across the U.S. on pole attachment issues, including rental rates, permitting, inspection, attacher management, make-ready engineering as well as contract development, negotiation, and administration. To find out more, please visit our blog at

About Irwin Electric Membership Corporation
Irwin Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is a service cooperative and is owned by those who receive services (called members). Irwin EMC is a not-for-profit electric utility that supplies energy to around 8,000 members in south central Georgia. We were founded in 1936 to supply electricity to people in this rural area that investor-owned utilities refused to serve. The corporation is headquartered in Ocilla and serves members in Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Irwin, Tift, Turner, and Wilcox Counties. To learn more, please visit

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