Manager’s Message – April 2021
Thank You to Our Linemen
April 18 marks Lineman Appreciation Day across the United States. It is our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation and dedication of electrical lineworkers. Take a moment to appreciate our local linemen, who go above and beyond—no matter the weather—to keep our lights on.
We often take power, and the men and women who provide it, for granted. Linemen work safely, smartly and efficiently, all while 40 feet in the air. They put their lives on the line 365 days a year—under dangerous conditions—to build, maintain and repair electric infrastructure.
NLI’s linemen maintain more than 2,800 miles of power lines serving more than 21,000 accounts in northern Idaho, western Montana and a small piece of eastern Washington. Although beautiful, this terrain is rugged and remote. Our crews are standing by to serve NLI’s members around the clock to keep your power on and, if there is an outage, restore it as soon as possible.
Linemen have always taken pride in their work and continue to strive to be first-rate in their trade. They remain heroes to the community in times of outages and repair, and remain dedicated to maintaining the legacy of the pioneering linemen before them.
Thank a lineman today for keeping the lights on!