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New Line Life Podcast, Problem Solvers, Part 2

June 7, 2024
Bruce Thompson, a retired foreman, invented a new way for lineworkers to ensure proper positioning when working on poles.

Bruce Thompson, a journeyman lineworker, has worked for Southern California Edison and line contractors nationwide. After serving as a foreman and training crew foreman, he invented a new product called the Step-Up to help fellow lineworkers to get into proper positioning when working on poles. 

During this episode, he shares his story about going to work with his dad, a lineworker, in Florida; working across the country in the line trade; training the next generation of lineworkers; and inventing a product to help lineworkers to improve safety and efficiency in the field. 

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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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