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CEO April Message - 2022

01 April 2022

You have probably seen Hill County Electric’s crews out in the field or working on power lines. It is no secret that a lineman’s job is tough, but their job is essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. Linemen are committed to their career. It is not just a job; it is a lifestyle. The long hours and dangerous conditions present every day can take a toll. Their job is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

During severe weather events that bring power outages, HCE’s linemen are usually the first ones called. The families of our linemen are an important part of the HCE team. They understand the importance of getting the power back on for our members. Thank you to the families of our HCE crew.

There are approximately 120,000 electric line workers nationwide. At HCE, we have ten Electric Linemen, two electricians, plus the office crew they work closely with every day. This team works to keep power flowing 24/7, 365 days a year. To do this, HCE’s Linemen maintain 3,334 miles of line across five counties, serving approximately 3,887 meters. It is a team effort.

Being a lineman is not a “glamorous” job; however, it is essential to the life of our community, our state, and our country. Without the dedication and commitment of our hardworking linemen and team we would not have the reliable electricity needed for everyday life.

Please join us as we recognize Dakota, Jake I, Jake W, Jorden, Josh, Kris, Russell, Tad, Trevor and Wes, our hardworking Linemen, on April 11th for Lineman Appreciation Day!