Thank a lineworker

Posted on Mar 26 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

At Kankakee Valley REMC and across the country, electric co-op lineworkers have a mission-focused mentality of commitment to their work and to serving the member-consumers of the co-op. They are dedicated to keeping the lights on in the community.

Twenty-one Kankakee Valley REMC lineworkers maintain 2,118 miles of line. They are responsible for keeping power flowing day and night. When the lights go out, they head out. Without them, our communities would be dark. 

We depend upon an entire staff to keep Kankakee Valley REMC running smoothly, but on April 8, we honor the lineworkers of the industry and our co-op. As part of their job, lineworkers are required to set aside their personal priorities to better serve the local community.

Years of training, experience and looking out for each other gets the job done safely each day. Lineworkers have a unique family-like bond, putting their lives in the hands of one another each day. 

Cooperatives are never bound to just their service territory when it comes to lending a hand to a fellow co-op and their members in need. Co-ops are family and when a fellow family member is in need, we rise to the occasion to help. Kankakee Valley REMC lineworkers have assisted co-ops in the Hoosier state and other states, helping to restore power after Hurricane Ivan, Katrina and Irma. We also took part in powering rural Guatemala through Project Indiana. 

On April 8, celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day with us as we acknowledge the many contributions our employees make to our local community and to the co-op member-consumers. Give our great employees the thank you that they deserve.