If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Southern Indiana Power, you’d probably picture a lineman. A lineman is one of the most visible employees of the co-op.
“Lineman” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. This is understandable as they perform detailed tasks near high-voltage power lines. Regardless of the time of day, having to brave stormy weather and other challenging conditions, lineworkers must climb 40 feet in the air, often carrying heavy equipment to get the job done.
Being a lineman 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 his home to tackle a challenging job in difficult conditions, when most are sheltering 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 who work around the clock to keep the lights on.
Our dedicated and beloved linemen are proud to represent Southern Indiana Power, and they deserve all the appreciation and accolades that come their way on Lineman Appreciation Day.
On April 12, and any time you see a lineman, we hope you’ll join us in thanking him for his exceptional service.