Thank a lineworker

Posted on Mar 23 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Every year, we at KVREMC take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Nineteen lineworkers maintain 2,105 miles of line in Kankakee Valley REMC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.

We depend upon our entire staff to keep Kankakee Valley REMC running smoothly, but on April 10 we will honor all lineworkers who often find themselves in challenging situations, so that our lives may be a little bit brighter and safer every day. These individuals repair damaged lines and maintain critical infrastructure for our communities. No matter the time — day or night, weekdays or weekends — if the lights go out, so do they.

In addition to serving members in our local service territory, lineworkers are always willing and eager to come to the aid of neighboring communities, counties or states after major outages occur. Our lineworkers have helped not only cooperatives throughout the Hoosier state, but also assisted following Hurricanes Ivan in 2004 and Katrina in 2005. In addition, we have helped bring power to rural Guatemala through Project Indiana.

We hope you will join us in thanking the many lineworkers, both locally and around the world, that light our lives. Remember, your power works, because they do.