Celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day

Posted on Apr 01 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Photo of linemen working

When you think about the people you interact with at your local electric cooperative, you might think of the customer service representative who you spoke to with a question about your service. Perhaps you recall the lineworkers you saw working outside your home during the last rainstorm or snowstorm. Regardless of who you interacted with last, your cooperative depends on the entire employee team to keep the cooperative running smoothly.  On April 13, though, we are going to honor one group of our employee team: the lineworkers of Kankakee Valley REMC.  

Line work can be a difficult and dangerous career.  There can be no slip-ups, or careless moves.  Working with thousands of volts of electricity each day, our 21 lineworkers are mission-focused and dedicated to keeping the lights on for the communities and member-consumers served by Kankakee Valley REMC.  

Lineworkers work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and unfavorable conditions, to keep the power on to our local communities.  Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, lineworkers are the heart of our cooperative.  

Cooperatives are never bound to just the area they serve.  At KV REMC we believe in the Seven Cooperative Principles and often Mother Nature requires us to practice the principle of Cooperation Among Cooperatives.  Co-ops are family and when there is a family member in need, our lineworkers spring into action to help a fellow cooperatives member-consumers.  We are proud to have helped cooperatives not only in the Hoosier state, but other states following major storms and hurricanes Ivan, Katrina and Irma.    

Kankakee Valley REMC celebrates the great employees of our cooperatives every day.  On April 13, we invite you to take a moment and extend a special thank you to our lineworkers for the important work they do in powering our lives.