2000s

Coates NotesHighlights and Major Projects

The fiber optic boom was going at full bore. Williams Communications and Coates opened three field offices in Wisconsin, working on a 390-mile line that crossed 1667 tracts.

Harp Engineering selected Coates for a 900-mile fiber build from Los Angeles to El Paso.

Acquisition begins on the Centennial Pipeline, which passes through Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois.  Coates handled the Beaumont-Longville segment.

Coates began offering another employee benefit, direct deposit of payroll and expenses.

A Coates group was assigned to the Koch Gateway Pipeline Company pipeline relocation project in Mississippi. A highway expansion necessitated removal of the pipe from public to private right of way.

Work on the Oklahoma City Interstate 40 project began. The highway will be lowered and rerouted, impacting numerous businesses and residences.

Kayla Coates and Jared Sachs are born. Parents are Joe and Jackie Coates and Andy and Kelly Sachs.

AEP chose Coates to acquire right of way for a 90-mile, 765 kV electric line in Virginia and West Virginia.

A large cement pig appears mysteriously on the front lawn of Andy Sachs’ lovely new home in far north Oklahoma City.

El Paso is home for a Coates field office crew acquiring right of way for a Texas Department of Transportation road expansion project.

Coates ServicesWilliams’ Western Frontier Pipeline Project keeps two Coates field office busy, one in Garden City, Kansas, and the other in Denver, Colorado. The 420-mile pipeline stretches from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to northwestern Oklahoma.

Massive ice storms in western Oklahoma destroy thousands of trees and power lines. A Coates team is assigned to help with monitoring and settling damages for Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Coates’ longest running project, for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, comes to an end. The project involved property management for a 2000-acre site in upstate New York.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative contracts with Coates for a 74-mile, 230 kV electric line in Gillette, Wyoming.

Coates began work for Dominion Transmission in Pennsylvania, 20-mile, 20-inch pipeline, the first of many projects.

Los Angeles Unified School District began work with Coates, to provide comprehensive acquisition and relocation services on a massive project to construct 145 new schools.

Jackson Joseph Coates is born, son of Joe and Jackie Coates.

Coates began work for Vermont Electric Company’s Northwest Reliability Project.

Willbros Engineers teams with Coates on the Overland Pass Project, a 750-mile natural gas liquids pipeline, from Wyoming to Kansas.

Coates ServicesThe United Illuminating Company, a new client, chooses Coates for a six-mile underground 345 kV transmission line in Connecticut.

John Coates retired as President, succeeded by his son Joe Coates. John stayed on as Counsel.

ONEOK selected Coates for two major shale pipelines, the Arbuckle in Oklahoma and the Woodford in Texas.

Westar Energy keeps Coates busy with numerous electric transmission projects across Kansas.

Sharyland Utilities chose Coates to acquire right of way for several electric lines in Texas, as part of the Competitive Renewal Energy Zone process, to support wind generation. Cross Texas Transmission and ETT Electric Transmission Texas and Lower Colorado River Authority soon do the same.

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