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Alabama honors lineworkers on Lineman Appreciation Day

Alabama Power and utilities across the state pause today to recognize the contributions of the men and women who work on the front lines to generate and deliver the reliable energy that powers homes and businesses.

Lineman Appreciation Day, designated by the Alabama Legislature as the first Monday in June, acknowledges the dedication of lineworkers statewide to serving their communities.

“It’s a great honor that our state sets aside this day to recognize the hard work our members do every day,” said Casey Shelton, IBEW System Council U-19 business manager. “Throughout the uncertainty of this past year, we have wanted customers to be assured that we’re working hard to keep the lights on.”

Over the past year, lineworkers and field representatives have confronted many challenges presented by the pandemic and a record-setting storm season.

“Lineman Appreciation Day is an opportunity for us to say thank you to those who work tirelessly day in and day out to deliver safe and reliable energy,” said Scott Moore, Alabama Power senior vice president of Power Delivery. “Their strength of character and steadfast commitment to serving our customers is why I’m proud to work alongside these men and women.”

Lineworkers are accustomed to performing their job duties in difficult circumstances, such as after storms and other natural disasters. In 2020, Alabama Power employees replaced 3,847 poles, 17,761 spans of wire and 31 transmission structures across Alabama with support from more than 10,000 personnel from 25 states and Canada. Alabama Power crews also lent their support to other states after major hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, traveling to New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and Louisiana.

Celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day on June 7 and recognize the lineworkers in your community by using #ThankALineman on social media.