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Mayor Proclaims National Lineman Appreciation Day

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2014
Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
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spackard@seguintexas.gov

Mayor Proclaims National Lineman Appreciation Day
April 18 Recognizes Efforts of Linemen

SEGUIN, Texas – Mayor Don Keil has proclaimed April 18 as “National Lineman Appreciation Day” in the City of Seguin. The proclamation was presented Thursday outside the Seguin Electric Warehouse.

“Electric customers in Seguin should be proud to have such a dedicated, professional and skilled group of lineman working to keep their electric service up and running,” Mayor Don Keil said. “These lineman put their lives on the line everyday with little recognition regarding the danger of their work.”

The Seguin Electric Utilities Department has ten employees who are responsible for the maintenance of 110 miles of overhead electric lines, 20 miles of underground electric lines and three substations. The department is responsible for maintaining approximately 7,100 utility poles and installing and maintaining all street and security lights

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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