For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (December 4, 2017) – This week, 28 new PECO aerial line mechanics celebrated the completion of their intensive training programs, joining the front lines to ensure safe and reliable energy service for PECO customers across the region.
PECO's 13-week aerial line school training program develops the fundamental skills new aerial line mechanics need to work safely on the company's electric distribution system.
"The completion of this training program is an extraordinary accomplishment, and I extend my sincere congratulations to our graduates," said Craig Adams, president and CEO. "This is tough, physically challenging work. But the training these individuals received – from some of the best in the industry – has them well positioned to safely and successfully work on our systems and meet the needs of our customers."
In addition to field maintenance and repair skills, the program focuses on safety, distribution system fundamentals, electric theory, and circuit design. Candidates also develop an essential understanding of the company's advanced electric distribution equipment.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company's 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO was named 2017 Best Mid-size Employer in Philadelphia by Forbes Magazine. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter. If you are a member of the media and would like to receive PECO news releases via email, please send your email address to PECO.Communication@exeloncorp.com.