Cobb EMC celebrates hard hat heroes

Cobb EMC is celebrating Lineman Appreciation Day today as we pay tribute to all the hard-working linemen across the state.
“Cobb EMC is ranked first in the nation for restoring outages quickly and second in the nation for reliability because of the work our linemen perform daily,” said Kevan Espy, President, and CEO of Cobb EMC. “They work all hours of the day in hazardous conditions away from their families during any kind of weather to deliver safe, reliable power to our members. I have a deep admiration for what they do and the professionalism our linemen exemplify while performing inherently dangerous work.”
As a cooperative, Cobb EMC linemen are always available to lend a helping hand to other neighboring co-ops in need when storm damage occurs. Recent storms in the southeast have provided these heroes the opportunity to shine. In February, Cobb EMC sent mutual aid crews to Kentucky to assist Inter-County Energy with power restoration caused by winter storms.
Cobb EMC employs approximately 70 linemen that keep the power constantly flowing to its members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are responsible for the 9,300 miles of power lines the cooperative has overhead and underground throughout their five-county service area, which delivers power to more than 210,000 homes and businesses.
It takes years of specialized training and fieldwork to become a skilled lineman. Their commitment to safety and dedication to the community is incomparable. Cobb EMC and its members depend on linemen every day and your gratitude for linemen can be displayed year- round. Proceeds from the sale of “Thank a Lineman” license plates benefit the Burn Foundation of America which provides assistance to burn patients and their families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Georgians can purchase one when renewing their annual motor vehicle registration on the Department of Motor Vehicles website.
Today, Cobb EMC is calling upon members and the community to express thanks and appreciation by sending a message to line workers or posting on social media using the hashtag #ThankALineman.

Media Contacts:

Cobb EMC | Mike Codichini | 678-355-3058 | 

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About Cobb EMC
Cobb EMC is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. The company safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 200,000 residential and commercial consumers in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC is consistently recognized for low-cost, reliable power, a commitment to renewable energy, and giving back to the communities it serves. Cobb EMC is one of the largest EMCs in the nation, and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in the Southeast. For more information, visit