National Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11: Honoring Local Heroes in Hard Hats

Cloverland Electric Cooperative joins the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in celebrating its 36 linemen as part of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 11.

Every day, lineworkers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, and often in the wake of mother nature’s worst. Through wind, rain, snow and ice, Cloverland’s linemen brave the Upper Peninsula’s worst weather to keep the lights on for Cloverland members. Their profession is among the 25 most dangerous jobs in the country, but they are always ready and prepared for whatever storm may come next.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative lineworkers maintain over 4,000 miles of rural power line across five counties, keeping the lights on for over 34,000 cooperative members.

On April 11, you’re invited to #ThankALineworker by celebrating Cloverland’s linemen who work around the clock, putting their lives on the line to keep power flowing.

“Our lineworkers are heroes in every sense of the word,” states Cloverland’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “As the first responders of our workforce, we count on them to get us through some of our darkest hours, day or night. They deserve this special day of recognition.”

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula that energizes 43,000 meters for 34,000 residential and businesses members in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Schoolcraft and Delta counties.

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For more information, contact: Abby Moran, Communications Specialist
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