Devastating storms, freezing arctic blasts and blazing heat will not keep them away. No matter the time of day or day of the week, if the lights go out, so do Central Rural Electric Cooperative’s linemen.
Central’s 22 extraordinary lineworkers maintain 4,500 miles of line in Central’s service territory, and without them, our communities would be dark.
During April, we honor the lineworkers who often work in dangerous and challenging situations. These brave men and women repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our members, oftentimes during dreadful weather conditions.
“Most power outages are impossible to predict and can occur during a bad weather event or even a sunny day,” said Dewayne Drury, Director of Operations at Central. “Nevertheless, our linemen are there when our members need them most.”
Linemen not only work on the electrical lines but also are out in our communities providing educational opportunities and at local schools conducting safety programs. They have also helped beyond Central’s service area by providing aid to neighboring communities and states following major power outages.
“Linemen are at the heart of our cooperative and everything we do,” said Hunter Robinson, CEO of Central. “We appreciate their sacrifice and dedication for keeping the lights on and the public safe.”
Join Central in showing our appreciation to our linemen for the work that they do by using #ThankALineman on social media. Tag @MyCentralCoop, and Central will share your posts with the men and women who light up our communities and our lives.