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SMECO adds additional skilled linemen to the team

In 2019, four new recruits began SMECO’s Apprentice Lineman’s Training Program—a four-year course of study and rigorous training—to fulfill their aspirations of becoming skilled journeymen linemen. Through countless hours of study and practice, they acquired the necessary technical knowledge and physical skills, learning to work efficiently and safely at great heights.

At a graduation ceremony held in May 2023, SMECO, along with friends and family of the four graduates, celebrated their steadfast determination and unwavering focus to complete the course. SMECO is proud to welcome them to our fleet of linemen who demonstrate the skills to ensure a reliable, safe, and efficient power supply for our community.

Pictured, from left: SMECO’s newest official journeymen linemen, Kevin Martin, Robert Guy, Allen Salley, and Joseph Burroughs.


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