York Electric lineworkers don’t work alone on our power lines. Whether they are climbing poles, replacing transformers or clearing lines to restore power, they are never far from the hearts of the women and families who love them. At this time of year, stores seem flooded with hearts, candy, and cards professing true love. But, to be honest, those sentiments often pale in comparison to the bonds of love we see every time a storm sweeps through our area.
If the lights go out, our lineworker’s wives send their loved ones out into the elements. When other electric cooperatives are in trouble after devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods; our lineworkers travel long distances from home to help bring the lights back on for complete strangers. Each time these brave, committed men leave home to help those in need, their families are left behind, praying for a safe return.
Working with high-voltage electricity in extreme conditions, lineworkers find themselves in hazardous and challenging situations on a regular basis. That’s why York Electric always focuses on safety first. The emphasis on safety directly benefits members with quicker outage restoration times and cost savings. It also helps our men get back home safely to their loved ones. We know the wives, families and friends of our lineworkers appreciate that!
Marrying into this profession isn’t always easy. Line workers are often “on call” or on “stand by” and must be ready to respond at a moment’s notice if our community needs them. This makes children’s sporting events and family get-togethers hard to pull off at times. But the men who keep your power flowing do so because they know, without their commitment, many of the things we’ve come to expect—warm homes, hot food, lights, and entertainment—wouldn’t be possible. By devoting their lives to working on utility lines, they connect all of us to a safer and better way of life.
This Valentine’s Day I’d like to take a moment to thank the women and families who support and love the men who brave the elements and work long hours to keep power flowing to our homes each and every day. Thank you for putting your love on the line—we’re fully committed to making sure the men you love return home safe.Related Topics:
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