To our Sumter Linemen…
Each year on April 18, National Lineman Appreciation Day offers us the chance to recognize linemen for their dedication, sacrifice, and grit. You certainly didn’t take on this job because the work was easy and the hours were short. On the contrary, you do this work in spite of those things, and you do it well.
At Sumter Utilities, linemen are the very core of our business, and you continue to make Sumter a leader in the industry. But to us, you are more than just employees—you are family. We know you have a choice in where you hang your hard hat, and we’re grateful that you have chosen to wear the Sumter logo on yours.
We are all proud to work alongside you, and today I hope you are proud to call yourself a lineman. The work you do has evolved over the years, but nothing has changed about the importance and magnitude of the one of the nation’s toughest, most admired professions! We truly do appreciate you, and we’re grateful to have you here at Sumter Utilities.
-Derek O’Bradovich, Sumter Utilities President
In 2013, Congress recognized National Lineman Appreciation Day.
Bill Bosch watched his father work as a lineman. His father was a linemen during World War II, and loved the idea of passing on tradition.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he noticed that linemen were putting themselves in harm’s way to serve the communities, yet the public was largely unaware and uneducated about the work of linemen.
Bill worked with Congress to establish April 18 as a day of honor and recognition, the anniversary of his father’s passing.