National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 18 has been designated as Nation Lineman Appreciation Day.  If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank. From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing  the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men build and maintain the system that keeps our town and surrounding towns running. Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment.  Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer. When mother nature destroys what our lineman have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible.  These men work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas. Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Please thank a local lineman today for all of their hard work!  On social media use #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman Pictured, from left, Justin Whaley, Michael Drounette, Dustin Forsyth, Theo Harmon, Al almighty Ferguson, Bob Cook, Jacob Wichert, and Chance Lancaster

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