ITC Decorates Transmission Towers with Festive Lighting as part of Holiday Tradition

Nov 22, 2013

NOVI, Mich., November 22, 2013 – ITC’s Michigan operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC), which own and operate the high-voltage electricity grid in Michigan, are lighting up nine of their 150-foot tall transmission towers with colorful holiday decorations again this year. The transmission towers are decorated with approximately one-quarter mile of rope lights (16,000 bulbs). The displays include 10- by 15-foot Happy Holidays signs and brightly lit stars at the tower tops. The festive lights will shine every evening from November 22 through January 2.

“Our tower decorations have become a popular holiday tradition in Michigan,” said Gregory Ioanidis, president of ITC Michigan. “We’re happy to join the communities we serve all across the Lower Peninsula in celebrating this festive time of the year.”

ITC transmission towers will be lighting up the sky in the following communities:

  • Belleville (I-94 west of Haggerty)
  • Bridgeport – (I-75 between Dixie Hwy. and M-46)
  • Brownstown Township (I-75 south of Van Horn Road & Vreeland Rd.)
  • Gaylord (I-75)
  • Grand Rapids (US 131 north of 28th Street SW)
  • Livonia (south of Plymouth Road and Hines Drive)
  • Novi (I-96 at Meadowbrook)
  • St. Clair (I-94 north of Fred W. Moore Hwy.)
  • Sterling Heights (Hall Road east of M-53)

Eagle Sign Company of Ferndale designed the decorations for ITC, and Utility Lines Construction Services placed them on the towers.

ITC also will feature lighted holiday signs on its headquarters building along M-5 in Novi and its office/warehouse locations in Kawkawlin and Wayland (ITC-itc-I).