Celebrating the Line Trade

Oct. 18, 2020
T&D World, Utility Products and the ILRA partnered to present the 2020 Lineman Celebration Week. Here are the highlights.

Linemen work long nights away from their families to kep the power on for their company's customers. To thank them for all their hard work, T&D World, Utility Products and the International LIneman's Rodeo Association (ILRA) presented the 2020 Lineman Celebration Week. Here are some of the highlights and ways you can still get involved. 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters and participants. If you have any questions or comments about Lineman Celebration Week, please email Field Editor Amy Fischbach

 Medal Monday: Watch videos from the category winners and champion in our Top Tools of the Trade video, which was released on Facebook. Congratulations to the the top winner, Buckingham Manufacturing. For more information, look for a story in the December Electric Utility Operations section about the winning product,  the OX Block Clevis Top with the Buck Pin.

Tools & T-Shirt Tuesday: In our "Give a Shirt, Get a Shirt" promotion, linemen from across North America submitted T-shirt designs to reserve their free, limited-edition, black, long-sleeved shirts for Lineman Celebration Week. We still have a limited quantity available. To get your shirt, email Field Editor Amy Fischbach with a photo of yourself or a past Rodeo T-shirt design, your job title and company name and shipping address. You can also upload your information to our online form

To see a video clip showcasing Rodeo shirts from across the country, view our video, "Virtual Trade Night." 

Weducation Wednesday: View a video Q&A featuring Field Editor Amy Fischbach, Maximo Fuentes and questions from utility line students at Metropolitan Community College Kansas City. Max also is offering linemen the opportunity to download a free copy of his book on leadership for frontline supervisors until the end of October 2020. 

Team Thursday: On Team Thursday, we asked our journeyman lineman teams to submit their journeyman team photos for the chance to win one of three Milwaukee prize packages. Here is a video recap highlighting the photos from the day. We also shared team galleries and photos of team trailers at the International LIneman's Rodeo on the ILRA Facebook page.  

Food & Fun Friday: Share your favorite recipes by Oct. 20 for a chance to win one of 10 $150 gift cards to Cabela's from IFD Corp. and have your recipe featured in a special eBook sponsored by Quanta Services. To submit your recipe, visit our online form. The eBook will be available for download in our October 26 Lineman's Rodeo News enewsletter. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe by visiting this link. 

On Food & Fun Friday, we also shared our popular fun Rodeo galleries like linemen with beards and Rodeo dogs and asked linemen and their families to post photos to Instagram @Linemenworld and  the ILRA Facebook page

Super Saturday: The ILRA created two 10-question quizzes for the line trade, and by participating, the linemen can win prizes. To take the quizzes, click here. Maximo Fuentes also provided a video titled, "How to Win a Lineman's Rodeo," and we posted photos from the ILRA Rodeo banquets and our families at the Rodeo.

Editor's Note: Look for more coverage of Lineman Celebration Week in T&D World's field-focused Electric Utility Operations section. The subscription is free to qualified subscribers. Also, subscribe to our enewsletters like Lineman Life by visiting this  link and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Linemenworld.

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at [email protected].

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