Gulf Power linemen to help introduce Lineworker Appreciation Day in state

Gulf Power linemen to help introduce Lineworker Appreciation Day in state

Four Gulf Power linemen will take part in the introduction of a Florida House of Representatives resolution to honor lineworkers across the state. The bill will be introduced Friday, March 2 in Tallahassee.

The four include Clint Floyd, Mark Truitt and Robert Duke, all Line Techs in the Pensacola area, and David Cope, the Planning & Construction Team Leader in Panama City Beach.

They will be among more than 70 lineworkers across the state who will be on the floor of the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, where Rep. Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland) will introduce a resolution making Aug. 26, 2012 “Lineworker Appreciation Day” in the state of Florida.

“Our lineworkers are some of the most visible faces of Gulf Power in providing reliable electric service to our customers across Northwest Florida,” said Gordon Paulus, Gulf Power spokesperson. “We appreciate their work every day and we applaud and support this recognition across the state.”

The motivation for Lineworker Appreciation Day comes from Tracy Moore, wife of former Lakeland Electric lineman Marc Moore, who died while working on Aug. 26, 2002. The resolution will honor thousands of men and women who risk their lives every day, ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity throughout the state.

Nationwide, more than 114,000 lineworkers maintain the country’s 5 million miles of transmission and distribution lines and also pitch in to help fellow utility workers in the wake of natural disasters.

Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 435,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electric service to our customers while working to improve the communities we serve. Visit online at GulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook page, “Gulf Power Company.”