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Baldwin EMC Celebrates Those on the Front Line for Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day

Linemen with Twinkle and Rep. Weaver
Baldwin EMC linemen were honored with other line crews from cooperatives across the state in Montgomery.

 

Photo with Rep Weaver, Sponsor of the Lineman Appreciation Bill
Three Baldwin EMC linemen traveled to Montgomery to be honored with other crews from across the state. Pictured here with Rep. April Weaver, who sponsored the Lineman Appreciation Bill.

 

Thank you cake - photo by Allison Griffin
A “Thank You” cake from the Montgomery reception. Photo by Allison Griffin.

When a power outage strikes and the lights go out, line workers become first responders – ensuring your power’s restored safely and efficiently.

Baldwin EMC celebrated Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day on June 6 to thank those individuals who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These are the crews who work diligently to help guarantee the safety, reliability, comfort and convenience of electricity that families and businesses throughout our community rely on.

“These employees are on the front line, working to keep the electricity on,” says Baldwin EMC CEO Karen Moore. “Whether it’s the middle of the afternoon or the middle of the night, our line crews are prepared to respond to the call when they’re needed, even during inclement weather and under dangerous conditions. They deserve to be honored for their efforts.”

Baldwin EMC line workers were celebrated with a breakfast at the co-op’s three offices in Bay Minette, Summerdale and Orange Beach. Additionally, three Baldwin EMC linemen traveled to Montgomery, where they joined other linemen from across the state to be officially recognized in a ceremony on the Capitol steps.

“The Alabama Legislature sets aside the first Monday in June as a special day to honor our linemen,” Moore says. “We were thrilled to have representation in Montgomery, and to honor the rest of our men here in Baldwin County. We are grateful to our linemen and all of our employees who work to keep the power flowing to our members. It takes an entire team to keep the electricity on.”

Read the full Lineman Appreciation Day resolution here.

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