Davis Hydaker was established by Charles Davis and George M. Hydaker to help bring electricity to rural America.
Franklin B. Wheatlake was hired by the Davis-Hydaker Company.
F. B. Wheatlake became a partner with George Hydaker of Davis-Hydaker Company.
Davis Hydaker was renamed The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company and moved the growing business to West Michigan.
Hydrolake Leasing & Service Company was established to perform right-of-way clearing.
Reed City Power Line Incorporated was formed. Reed City Power Line was created out of the need for a distributor to provide materials to Public Power, Investor Owned Utilities, and The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company.
Reed City Power Line opens their longstanding office in Lima, Ohio.
Reed City (GMC Truck) Sales & Service is established.
Franklin C. Wheatlake begins employment at The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company.
Hydrolake Incorporated builds a pole production facility to harvest Red Pine poles for the utility industry.
Reed City Power Line purchases E&C Supply IN (USC's only inorganic growth).
Franklin C. Wheatlake becomes the second generation to grow the business after FBW's passing.
Corporate Holding Company, Utility Supply & Construction Company, is formed.
Reed City Power Line Supply consolidates business and changes name to just Power Line Supply.
Crossroads Mobile Maintenance is established to better service heavy-duty equipment for customers in the utility and construction industries