REC Celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day

The REC board of directors has joined the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in designating the second Monday of each April as Lineman Appreciation Day. Today, April 13, marks the day that co-ops will recognize the employees who keep the lights on.

To honor all the linemen, REC is celebrating National Lineman Appreciation Day for the entire month of April. “We recognize our linemen this month along with cooperatives across the country,” said Kent D. Farmer, president and CEO of REC. “Our linemen valiantly serve our members by installing electric service, repairing damage after storms, and maintaining the highest standards of safety and professionalism. Our linemen often battle harsh conditions in order to restore power after outages caused by inclement weather and natural disaster. This month, and throughout the year, we thank our linemen for always endeavoring to keep the lights on.”

REC invites members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #ThankaLineman on your social media to show your support for the men and women who light our lives. Please visit our Facebook page to see many pictures of our linemen in action.

REC provides electric service to nearly 160,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, the Cooperative manages more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.