April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day. This national day of recognition is an opportunity for us to put a spotlight on the dangerous and challenging lives of power line workers.
As a company that was founded to serve the electric utility industry, we know the dangers linemen face, and we appreciate the long hours they work to keep power flowing to our homes and businesses each and every day. They are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety responders.
They work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines. Oftentimes, they are far from their families to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure of the United States. We honor the men and women who work to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity across the county.
Hubbell Power Systems and Tytan Pictures Release Storm Soldiers II
Storm Soldiers II is the second installment of the Tytan Pictures project examining the lives and careers of the brave men and women who work in America’s electrical utility industry. In partnership with Hubbell Power Systems and Chance Lineman Grade Tools, Storm Soldiers II showcases the hardworking Americans who work in the industry. This story is about the linemen and the industry’s impact on their lives and families. Juxtaposing the linemen at home against their work and how their families see their jobs, Storm Soldiers II also documents what it’s like for linemen to work in dangerous and extreme conditions. Linemen often arrive to disaster scenes before first responders in order to ensure safety for rescue crews and help restore infrastructure. With a dynamic look at the struggles and triumphs of bringing electricity to communities, the film follows the linemen home to see their families’ reactions to their work and the impact the chaos has on both environments. These men and women represent the over 100,000 linemen in America who work without complaints or excuses.
This award-winning movie is a tribute to the men and women who put their lives on the line and even though only one day is nationally recognized, we #ThankALineman every day.