Lineman Appreciation Day
Every year, we take time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Our lineworkers maintain the powerlines in Franklin REC's service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
We depend on our entire staff to keep Franklin REC running smoothly, but on April 10, 2017, we honor all lineworkers who often find themselves in dangerous and challenging situations, so our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day. These brave men repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our members. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our co-op would not thrive. No matter the time - day or night, weekday or weekend - if the lights go out, so do they.
Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket trucks in howling winds and torrential rains, or in freezing, icy conditions. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is restored to every member in our co-op community.
We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers - both locally and around the world - that light our lives. Remember, your power works because they do! #ThankALineman on social media to show your support.