National Lineman Appreciation Day
Today is National Lineman Appreciation Day and a time to honor all the brave men and women who work hard to keep power flowing to our communities.
Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep the lights on. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are at the heart of our cooperative.
When a storm hits, they set aside their personal priorities because Mother Nature doesn’t work around holidays, vacations and birthdays. A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker.
“Whether our community is facing a hurricane, an ice storm, or a medical emergency like COVID-19, our linemen are ready and willing to answer the call to provide for our community’s energy needs,” said Ryan Campbell, CEO. “They understand the critical nature of the job they do, and they are committed to be there for our members when it matters the most.”
EREC invites all co-op members to take a moment and thank a lineman for the important work they do. On April 13, you can use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.