Troy Utilities celebrates Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day
Published 2:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Montgomery – Troy Utilities joined representatives from Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA), Alabama’s electric cooperatives and Alabama Power Company Monday morning in front of the Circle of Flags at the State Capitol for Alabama’s 2nd official Lineman Appreciation Day.
During the 2014 general session, ECA worked in partnership with the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) in passing legislation that designates the first Monday of June each year as Alabama’s Lineman Appreciation Day. The Alabama State Legislature unanimously passed a joint resolution sponsored by Representative April Weaver, R- Alabaster, to recognize the contributions linemen give every day as they risk their lives to keep the electrical power lines up and running.
“Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to honor all the hard working linemen who serve the electric industry,” said ECA Executive Director Jonathan Hand. “I was thrilled Troy Utilities could represent ECA and all municipal utility linemen across the state of Alabama in today’s ceremony. Not only are the linemen at Troy top-notch at what they do, but today’s event was a way to honor Troy for assisting Dothan Utilities after a powerful storm left thousands without power in late April.”
Troy Utilities General Manager Brian Chandler and Troy Utilities Linemen Britt Betts, Daniel Dubose, Kyle Dubose and Kevin Jordan represented Alabama’s municipal electric utilities at today’s ceremony. Speakers included State Representative April Weaver and State Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner.
Troy Utilities is a member of ECA, a coalition of the state’s municipally owned electric utilities. Alabama’s electric cities span the state from the Tennessee Valley region in the North to the Gulf and Wiregrass regions of the South. Together, ECA members serve approximately one million customers in 36 cities.