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It Takes a Special Breed To Be a Lineman

Sam Houston EC honors our hardworking professionals

Line work is not a glamorous or easy profession. It takes years of specialized training and ongoing education and, just as important, a sense of service and commitment to community. How else can you explain the willingness of linemen to leave the comfort of their homes to tackle a challenging job in difficult conditions, when most other folks are sheltering safely with their families?

This dedication and service is truly what sets our lineworkers apart. That’s why Sam Houston Electric Cooperative sets aside the second Monday in April—April 8 this year—to celebrate and recognize the men and women who work around the clock to keep the lights on.

We join other electric cooperatives across our state and nation in celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day to recognize those workers’ critical roles in providing our members with the power they depend on.

Every day, linemen face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, often in the wake of Mother Nature’s worst. They work in a dangerous environment. That’s why they put tremendous focus into working safely, even in the harshest conditions.

Sam Houston EC’s linemen maintain more than 7,000 of miles of power lines, keeping the lights on for our members across 10 counties. Our linemen are heroes in every sense of the word. As the first responders of our workforce, we count on them to get us through some of our darkest hours, day or night. They truly deserve this special day of recognition.

We appreciate our dedicated linemen and are proud of their commitment to our members. They deserve all the appreciation and accolades that come their way.

On April 8, and any time you see a lineman, we hope you’ll take a moment to thank them for their service.