We Say THANK YOU To Those We ALL Fail To Say Thanks ToRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 02 2014 2:38 PM
HARTFORD: When you think of “who” has the largest impact on people’s lives, business and daily walks of life, “who” would that be?
What is a lineman? It is the people that keep the electricity flowing.
When you think of it, the lineman keep the major industry going to the newborn baby’s nursery with the lights on.
The Alabama Legislature declared the first Monday of June as Alabama Lineman day.
Wiregrass Electric Coop honored the 30 lineman which cover 3,000 miles of electrical lines today. One 49 year employee, Bill Cobb, described when he first started, the lineman had no bucket trucks. It was not until 1975 that Wiregrass Electric got their first bucket truck.
The lineman work in the rain. They work in the 50 MPH wind to restore the power.
On hand today was Mr. Leroy Bush. He thanked the lineman for the work they did during a storm. Bush moved from a “progressive city”, Hoover Alabama to Slocomb Alabama. His power was knocked out after a major storm.
Bush described in Hoover power would be out for several days. Bush said when he moved he purchased a generator. When the storm knock his power out at about 3:30 PM, Wiregrass Electric Coop was on the scene at 5:30 PM. Bush said by 9 PM his power was restored.
Bush said this was excellent service and not what he received when in Hoover Alabama. Bush told the 30 lineman and management, THANKS.
To all of the Wiregrass Electric Lineman, to all lineman for all utilities, THANKS for all you do.
We honor you today for the work and services you provide. We do not always say THANKS so I am glad the Alabama Legislature decided to set this day aside to honor you.
Video and Photos by Matt & Linda