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CEO April Message

01 April 2020

Linemen across the nation work in dangerous or difficult situations to provide safe and reliable power to our members. To recognize their dedication, April 13, 2020 has been designated National Linemen/Lineworker Day. On this day, Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) and other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor these brave men and women who work hard to keep the lights on and remember those who have lost their life while performing their jobs.

HCE’s linemen work around the clock to keep the power flowing to our members 365 days a year. Whether we are restoring power after a major storm or completing day to day activities in our electric system, these linemen are dedicated to keeping the lights on.

It is quite a task to maintain over 3,000 miles of line, across five counties, in all kinds of weather. Thank you to HCE Linemen: Josh Pulse, Larry Hilliard, Russell Gregoire, Trevor Henry, Tad Darrah, Kris Cote, Jorden Hagen, Jake Wamsher, Wes Gingery, and our newest employee Jacob Ingram. These linemen set aside their personal lives to restore power when a storm occurs, even during holidays, vacations, and family events.
HCE’s support team in our main office in Havre may not be in the field, but the lineman could not do what they do without the whole team. Thank you also to Jim Sands, Warren Schmitt, Shane Kemmer, Terry O’Leary, Teresa Jensen, Katie Valdez, Jennifer Jones, and Miranda Hencz.

The service-oriented mentality that all HCE employees possess, is something you and I can be very proud of! Every day is Lineman Appreciation Day at HCE and we thank our members who reach out to us on social media.