Lineman Appreciation Month

Thank a Lineman in April


Georgia’s electric cooperatives, including Rayle EMC, have designated April as Lineman Appreciation Month, extending what is currently a one-day national observance of National Lineman Day scheduled this year on April 11.

During the month of April, Rayle EMC and other electric co-ops across the state will honor the dedicated men and women who work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power poles and power lines 365 days a year to keep the lights on.

“Our line workers are the first responders of our electric distribution system, and they are on-call 24/7 to respond and restore power to members when they experience a service interruption,” said Tony Griffin Rayle EMC’s General Manager. “Conditions can be dangerous, but they power through to ensure service is restored at the earliest possible time while utilizing safe work practices to protect themselves and our members.”

In addition, a statewide Lineman Appreciation ceremony is planned this year on April 19 at the state Capitol in Atlanta.

To show your appreciation, and as a sign of respect and support, please take a moment and thank a lineman for the work they do by visiting Rayle EMC’s Facebook page.

Use #ThankALineman to show your support for the men and women who light up our lives and dedicate themselves to getting the job done regardless of the conditions.

At Rayle EMC, line workers maintain 3,246 miles of distribution line in Wilkes, Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Greene, Taliaferro, Hancock, Morgan, Clarke, Madison and Oconee counties.