They say the only constant in life is change, and here at Steuben County REMC, we know this adage all too well. The past few years have brought seasons of change for us that we have not seen in many, many years.
Retirements, impending retirements and new arrivals have brought about more training and steep learning curves, and bittersweet moments of valuable experience and years of wisdom walking out the door.
But change brings about new opportunity, and here at Steuben County REMC, we are excited for what’s yet to come. Part of that excitement comes with our newest hire, Daylon Ulrich, who joined the co-op as part of our right-of-way maintenance crew on Jan. 3.
Ulrich was born in Marshall, Michigan, and raised in Union City with his older sister. After graduating high school, he worked for TJ Rampit in Coldwater where he was constantly traveling and installing wheelchair ramps. He took electrical training courses from the career center in Coldwater, which got his wheels turning about a possible transition into the electrical field. After hearing from a friend who attended lineman school and had recently gotten a job in the industry, he thought it sounded like a great career move.
“He was really excited about it,” Ulrich said. “He loved the job, he loved the industry, and I was looking for something I could get excited about.”
He then went to the Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia, a vocational training school for people wanting careers in the electric industry. He graduated in 2016 and began the job search immediately. Luckily, Steuben County REMC was hiring.
“I love working outside,” he said. “Everyone says really great things about this company. I’m looking forward to starting my career here.”
In his spare time, Ulrich likes to hunt, fish and play guitar.
We look forward to seeing the newest addition to our crew grow, learn and serve our membership. Please help us welcome him to the REMC family!