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Lineman Disaster Recovery Stories: Hurricane Sandy

Matt from Xcel Energy in Boulder, Colorado went all the way to New Jersey to aid local utilities in their recovery operations after Hurricane Sandy. Hear his story in Part Two of our Lineman Disaster Recovery Series. Read More

Lineman Disaster Recovery Stories: Hurricane Isaac

When hurricane season hits in the US, it’s almost guaranteed that some part of the country will face widespread loss of electricity. Hurricanes bring heavy sustained winds from 74 mph to over 150 mph as well as heavy rains and extensive flooding that can damage power grids and cut off...

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2018 Lineman’s Rodeo in Review

The International Lineman’s Rodeo is an annual event created, organized, and run by the IBEW—the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Every year, teams of linemen come together from every part of the country and around the world for four days of competition and comradery.  This year’s Lineman’s Rodeo took place on...

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Linemen Choose Lug-All Winch Hoists

A winch hoist is among a lineman’s most important tools. A good, versatile winch hoist can perform a number of functions to help make a lineman’s job safer and easier. Many professional line workers rely on Lug-All winch hoists every day to build, repair, and maintain the millions of miles...

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Thank a Lineman this October During National Co-Op Month

This October, Lug-All is celebrating National Co-Op Month by standing with the electric cooperatives that provide service to 42 million people across 47 states. There are 838 electric cooperatives nationwide, employing over 72,000 people. These cooperatives are 100% owned and managed by their consumer-members, allowing the businesses to focus on...

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Lineman: Our Unrecognized Public Service Heroes

There are plenty of professions that require workers to complete dangerous tasks for our wellbeing, and many of those professions are recognized. But, one such profession that is frequently overlooked is that of a lineman. Electrical linemen are the first people on the scene during and directly after a storm...

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Electrical Linemen Lingo Part Deux

We were having so much fun compiling the list of linemen slang that we couldn’t fit it all into one post! Check out part one here. Lineman have used slang terms for decades in the electric utility industry. Some of these terms are outdated, while many are still used to...

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Electrical Linemen Lingo

Lineman have used slang terms for decades in the electric utility industry. Some of these terms are outdated, while many are still used to communicate quickly and effectively. There are multiple versions of the Lineman’s Slang Dictionary, but we have compiled a few of our favorites from around the nation...

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Professional Linemen: Avoiding Life-Threatening Accidents

It takes a certain type of person to work on energized power lines, climb poles, and open switches on a daily basis. Linemen and women are generally tough, physically fit, and knowledgeable about the many types of conditions that can occur in their line of work. Linemen spend most of...

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Safety 101: The Dielectric Properties of Web Strap Hoists

 Lug-All Web Strap Come Along Ratchet Winch Hoists are designed for overhead maintenance and construction of energized power lines. The web strap is not an insulating live-line tool, which means if it becomes wet or dirty, the strap loses some of its dielectric properties. But, when it’s clean and...

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