Specialty car tag unveiled at ‘Lineman Appreciation Day’


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Energy Institute of Alabama is proud today and every day of the men and women who work on the front lines ensuring that Alabamians have reliable electricity.
Whether engaged in routine installation and maintenance or restoring electrical service in the wake of a storm, linemen leave their homes and families and work until every customer has power.
“We’re excited to celebrate the hard work of the men and women who serve to keep our lights on, keep our homes cooled in the summer and heated in the winter, and who work tirelessly to restore our power after natural disasters and storms,” said Seth Hammett, EIA chairman.
“Lineman Appreciation Day is just one day out of the year that we pause to say thank you for your service to our state and its people.”
EIA officials recently announced the creation of a vehicle tag honoring this group of unsung heroes.
The “Thank a Lineman” tag was officially unveiled to the public at the Lineman Appreciation Day celebration at the Alabama Power Company Gunter Park Crew Headquarters.
“I am delighted to announce the creation of the Thank a Lineman tag, which recognizes a group of people who work through good weather and bad to ensure that we have the electricity needed to enjoy our everyday activities,” Hammett said.
“Our hopes are that proceeds from the sale of the tag will benefit 501(c)(3) charities that support linemen, utility workers and their families,” said Blake Hardwich, EIA executive director.
Those wanting to purchase the specialty tag may do so by visiting the Alabama Department of Revenue website at precommit.mvtrip.alabama.gov.
In honor of the utility professionals that go above and beyond, EIA representatives presented the organization’s first Outstanding Service Award to not one, but three exceptional individuals.
The Energy Institute of Alabama’s mission is to promote reliable, affordable and clean energy to help grow our economy, create high-paying jobs, and build public support for Alabama’s energy industry.
To learn more, visit energyinstituteal.org.
The “Thank a Lineman” vehicle tag is now available for pre-commitment at precommit.mvtrip.alabama.gov.


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