Bringing the light

Posted on Apr 05 2023 in Heartland REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Heartland REMC, you might picture a lineworker. As one of the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7. 

Being a lineworker is a tough profession. It takes years of specialized training, ongoing education, dedication, and equally important, a sense of service and commitment. How else can you explain the willingness to leave the comfort of your home to tackle a challenging job in difficult conditions, when most are sheltering comfortably at home? This dedication and sense of service to the community is truly what sets them apart. That’s why we set aside the second Monday in April to celebrate and recognize the men and women who work around the clock to keep the lights on. 

While lineworkers may be the most visible employees at Heartland REMC, it’s important to note that there is a team of highly skilled professionals working behind the scenes. Engineers provide ongoing expertise and guidance on the operations side of the co-op. Member service representatives are always standing by to take your calls and questions. Our information technology (IT) experts are continuously monitoring our system to help safeguard
sensitive data. 

And these are just a few of the folks who work together to ensure we can deliver the service and reliability you expect and deserve. Without them, our lineworkers wouldn’t be able to “bring the light” to our community. 

Our dedicated and beloved lineworkers are proud to represent Heartland REMC and they deserve all the appreciation and accolades that come their way on Lineworker Appreciation Day. 

On April 10, and any time you see a lineworker, we hope you’ll join us in thanking them for their exceptional service. We also hope you’ll remember that you have a dedicated team of professionals working behind the scenes at your cooperative whose commitment to service runs just
as deep.