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Lives on the line

Lineman Appreciation Day is April 10

We thank our extraordinary line techs who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Twenty-eight line techs maintain just over 3,000 miles of line in Nolin RECC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.

We depend on our entire staff to keep Nolin running smoothly, but on April 10, 2017, we honor all line techs 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 and women repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. 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 Nolin line techs restoring power in howling winds 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. But regardless of weather conditions, SAFETY is always our top priority on any job!


In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, line techs are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county, or state is in need after a major outage occurs. Our line techs are brave, committed, and critical to our success.


We hope you will join us in thanking the many line techs––both locally and around the world––that light our lives. If you are out and about April 10 and you see any of your line techs, please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate what they do! Remember, your power works because they do! Use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support.

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