Love, ATC style

American Transmission Co. employees love their jobs.

So much so that we were recently chosen as one of the
People’s Picks: 15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by Great Place to Work®’s Great Rated!™ and named a top 25 workplace on FORTUNE magazine’s 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list in 2014.

“I love the people at ATC,” said Lisa in human resources. “I look forward to coming into work every day because I get to work with people who are open to new ideas and challenges, and who also like to have fun."

Teresa in real estate echoes the love of camaraderie. “I love working at ATC because of my stellar colleagues, many of whom are also dear friends. I also love our project team approach—it is very rewarding to be a part of a team because we support each other through the challenges and successes. It is nice to know that you are never alone and out on a limb—there is a great support system here.”

Many employees love that they get to play a role in helping keep the lights on in their communities.

Kathy, regulatory, says she loves working at ATC for many reasons, but especially our role in ensuring the delivery of safe and reliable electricity. “It’s a collaborative workplace filled with talented, smart and competent people. ATC also strongly supports a work-life balance.”

Alissa, corporate communications, loves heart hands.
She also loves that we were named a Great Place to Work,
and wears her pride on her sleeves.

Eric, team leader-asset applications and GIS, loves that his team
managed to look like a rock band while touring a substation.

Todd, transmission planning, loves
working a little PhotoShop magic
on a Y-frame structure.


Pete, routing and siting, loves working on projects
that help ensure reliable electricity to places like
the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.




ATC donation brings technology to Eastbrook Academy

Computers that once were used by American Transmission Co. employees who design the electric transmission grid now are being used by students at Eastbrook Academy - an academically strong private Milwaukee, Wis. school that educates 400 economically and socially diverse students from different cultural backgrounds in grades K4 through 12.

In 2013, Eastbrook was seeking a donation of computer equipment to expand its computer lab and provide a modern classroom for its students.

ATC facility assistant and parent of an Eastbrook student, Rita Brown, saw a posting for the donation request and brought the request to the attention of Cerise Reed, ATC senior desktop administrator, to see if there was a possibility for ATC to fulfill it. Reed followed up with her team, and over the next year, computers that reached the end of the ATC lifecycle were donated to Eastbrook. ATC donated 19 desktop computers and 25 laptops, along with an LCD projector, which greatly expanded Eastbrook’s computer lab.

Frank Lee, Eastbrook’s IT director, said, “The donation has helped the school immensely…it has pushed (the students) into a more 21st Century technology classroom.”

A group of middle-school children use the computers during their English Composition class for peer-editing, “which is much more difficult when you’re doing it in paper and pencil,” according to their teacher, Lisa Johnston.

We’re happy to have been able to fulfill the needs of Eastbrook’s computer lab and to see that the students are both enjoying them, and using them to develop new skills in an academically challenging environment.

To learn more about Eastbrook Academy and its powerful academic programs, click here.