Utility Linemen to be Recognized by Florida Legislature

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 1, 2012 – Four Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen will be in Tallahassee tomorrow when the Florida House of Representatives introduces a resolution designating August 26, 2012 as “Lineworker Appreciation Day” throughout the state.

The resolution honors the thousands of men and women who risk their lives every day to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity throughout Florida. The resolution carries particular significance for Tracy Moore, who will be in the gallery for the reading of the resolution. Her husband Marc, a lineman for Lakeland Electric, died tragically on August 26, 2002.

The nation is served by more than 114,000 highly-skilled lineworkers, who not only maintain the country’s five million miles of transmission and distribution lines, but also pitch in to help their fellow utility workers in the wake of natural disasters, wherever they occur.

More than 50 lineworkers from all sectors of the electric utility industry will attend the ceremony. KUA line crew supervisors Jamie Boswell and Luis Santiago and lineman first class Chris Ketner and Jon Latiolais will represent Kissimmee at the event.

Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com