For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2015) – March 31 marks National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2013 to honor the men and women who work day-in and day-out to provide safe and reliable service to customers. Today, PECO salutes its 923 utility workers, who operate and maintain natural gas and electric systems and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in challenging conditions, and on weekends and holidays, to serve our customers.
To honor the nation’s line workers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives designating March 31, 2015, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
“Our field employees epitomize our culture, built on a foundation of safety and service excellence,” said Mike Innocenzo, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We thank them for their tireless efforts and steadfast commitment to providing reliable service to our customers, while achieving our best-ever safety performance last year.”
PECO salutes all of our utility workers – both on the lines and in the field. Join utilities nationwide in saying thank you by using the hashtag #thankalineman on social media. Connect with PECO on Facebook and Twitter and view photos of PECO field employees at flickr.com/pecoconnect.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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