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Linemen Rebuild for Future Energy Needs

New technology and tools play a key role in utilities’ plans to harden their systems and curb outages.  

Over the last 40 years, Michael Glueckert Sr. has helped his brothers and sisters in the line trade to build out the nation’s infrastructure. Today, linemen are faced with a new challenge: to meet the insatiable demand for power by rebuilding, hardening and expanding the system nationwide.

“Right now, our whole country is being rebuilt and new lines are being planned,” said Glueckert, a journeyman for NorthWestern Energy in Helena, Montana, and a member of the National Lineman Hal

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