Electricity travels along a network of wires and poles to power our homes and businesses. Most of the time this is a seamless journey, but occasionally the path of electricity is disrupted by obstacles like fallen tree branches, animals or an equipment malfunction—and linemen restore that connection no matter the weather or time of day.
Greg Andress, general manager and executive vice president of Union Power says “we couldn’t carry out our mission without the daily dedication of our linemen. It’s a demanding job on the front line of our co-op that often requires working around the clock in challenging conditions to serve our members and communities.”
Andress continues by saying “I would like to express my appreciation to the families of our linemen as they sometimes have to sacrifice time with their loved one so that we can fulfill our commitment to our members.”
Wednesday, April 18, is National Lineman Appreciation Day. Electric cooperatives across the nation will recognize the many contributions of our linemen by celebrating these hardworking men and women.
On April 18, join us in showing our gratitude to the dedicated crews by using the hashtag #ThankaLineman on your social media pages!