Thank your DREMC linemen

Thank your DREMC linemen

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

On April 11, 2016, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), will honor the dedicated employees who work to keep the lights on.

We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

“Electric linemen don’t always receive the recognition they deserve,” said DREMC President/CEO Michael Watson. “They work all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions, far from their families, going above and beyond to restore power to their communities. Our linemen, as well as linemen from across the nation, truly deserve this special day of recognition.”

To honor the DREMC linemen, each district office will have an internal Lineman Appreciation Day breakfast or lunch on April 11.

Also, we’d like our members to send cards to our linemen in appreciation for the hard work that they do to keep the lights on. Send cards to DREMC Member Relations Specialist Claire Sellers at PO Box 89, Shelbyville, TN 37162. Please put your local DREMC office on the inside of the card. The deadline is March 31. The linemen will open their cards on Lineman Appreciation Day.

A Lineman Appreciation Day Art Contest was held for 4th graders. Each elementary school in the DREMC service area will have a winner. The art will be displayed in the district offices.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously a resolution honoring the co-op line workers across the nation: 

“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen;

Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognize the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day and make available to electric cooperatives, materials and support to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America’s Electric Cooperatives.”

DREMC invites members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #ThankaLinemanTN to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.

Duck River EMC, a Touchstone Energy® cooperative, is a not-for-profit, member owned organization providing electric and other services to more than 72,000 homes and businesses in southern Middle Tennessee. Duck River EMC serves an area of approximately 2,500 square miles in Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, and Williamson counties in southern Middle Tennessee.