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Cable splicers: The art of the trade

February 12, 2018 | Joe Comstock | OPPD employees, T&D
OPPD cable splicers

OPPD cable splicers are a different breed. After all, it’s not every trade job that has its own “boot camp.”

For one, it’s a very specialized skill – making a single lead joint has dozens of steps and can take up to eight hours. And the work done by cable splicers is often done in cramped, damp and dark vaults.

Cable splicing is more than a job, it’s an art really.

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About Joe Comstock

Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently a content generalist at OPPD. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.

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