If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Jackson Electric Cooperative, I bet you would picture a lineworker. Among the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7.
Line work is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., requiring detailed tasks while in close contact with high-voltage power lines. Regardless of the time of day, in stormy weather or other challenging conditions, lineworkers must climb 40 feet in the air, often carrying heavy equipment to get the job done. And yet line work isn’t glamorous. The job requires years of specialized training, ongoing education and dedication.
Equally important for lineworkers at co-ops—and what sets them apart—is a deeply held sense of service and commitment to the community. That’s why co-ops set aside the second Monday in April each year to celebrate and recognize the men and women who work around the clock to keep the lights on.
To show these guys the appreciation they deserve, we are inviting you to write a Thank You note to our lineworkers! You can mail it in with your next bill, drop it by our office, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.