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Line Technicians: Dressed for Success

Journeyman Line Technician Preston Roberts knows the importance of dressing correctly for the job.

It takes a lot of equipment to work on power lines while they’re still energized with electricity. Gone are the days when Walton EMC disrupts the power supply to make repairs or improvements. Now, most work is done so that the consumer never notices the slightest blink.

Besides the personal protection equipment you see on Preston below, crews also rely on insulated bucket trucks and other devices to help them accomplish their tasks. It takes years of specialized training to do a journeyman line technician’s job competently and safely.