Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Our 13 lineworkers maintain 2.275 miles of line in East-Central Iowa REC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
We depend on our entire staff to keep ECI REC running smoothly, but on April 18, 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 and women repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. Without their hard work and commitment to the job, our Cooperative 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, torrential rains, or freezing, icy conditions. They work around the clock near high-voltage power lines until electricity is restored to every member in ECI REC territory.
In addition to aiding members in our local service territory, lineworkers are always willing and eager to volunteer when a neighboring community, county, or state is in need after a major outage occurs.
Our lineworkers are brave, committed, and critical to our success. This year, we ask members to join us in celebrating them by posting a note for lineworkers on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/eastcentraliowarec; use #thankalineman. You can also email or mail us a note; we’ll make sure to share them with our crews! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to ECI REC, Attn: Lineworker Appreciation, 2400 Bing Miller Lane, Urbana, Iowa 52345.
We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers––both locally and around the world––who light our lives. Remember, your power works because they do!