Lifeline http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7351/more en Nelson Smith, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative <div class="node-body article-body"><h3> Early Years</h3> <p>When I returned home from my first year of college, I had some friends working in the power industry. I liked the idea of working outside in a service industry.</p> <p>My first job was as a groundman for Four County Electric Cooperative in North Carolina in 1973. I&rsquo;m now a line superintendent for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Gretna, Virginia.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/nelson-smith-mecklenburg-electric-cooperative#comments Lifeline Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:07:00 +0000 50081 at http://tdworld.com Jake McGill, Nebraska Public Power District http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jake-mcgill-nebraska-public-power-district <div class="node-body article-body">Today I’m a journey line technician on the transmission line crew in North Platte, Nebraska. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jake-mcgill-nebraska-public-power-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jake-mcgill-nebraska-public-power-district#comments Lifeline Fri, 16 May 2014 19:33:00 +0000 48781 at http://tdworld.com <p>Jake McGill, Nebraska Public Power District</p> Patrick Flores http://tdworld.com/lifeline/patrick-flores <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego Gas & Electric hired me on as a laborer, and I was responsible for digging holes for poles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/patrick-flores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/patrick-flores#comments Lifeline Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:41:00 +0000 42281 at http://tdworld.com <p>Patrick Flores is shown on the site of restoration in Warner Springs, California. Lightning caused a fire in San Diego County, and Flores and his crew were assigned to rebuild lines and restore power to a rural community.</p> Ralph Rizzo http://tdworld.com/lifeline/ralph-rizzo <div class="node-body article-body">My interest in the line trade dates back to when I was a young boy...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/ralph-rizzo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/ralph-rizzo#comments Lifeline Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:15:00 +0000 35181 at http://tdworld.com Jayne Hoxie http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jayne-hoxie <div class="node-body article-body">I hired into the Lansing Board of Water and Light as a laborer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jayne-hoxie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/jayne-hoxie#comments Lifeline Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:44:00 +0000 30151 at http://tdworld.com Tim Jones http://tdworld.com/lifeline/tim-jones <div class="node-body article-body">I learned about the opportunities in the utility industry from a friend who worked as a lineman for a local contractor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/tim-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/tim-jones#comments Lifeline Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:45:00 +0000 29241 at http://tdworld.com Danny John Hopkins http://tdworld.com/lifeline/danny-john-hopkins <div class="field-deck"> Dodge City Community College Tech Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I am now a professor of electrical technology at Dodge City Community College Tech Center. I teach young men electrical fundamentals, electrical safety, how to climb poles with fall arrest safeties, how to work on the pole and how to become apprentice linemen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/danny-john-hopkins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/danny-john-hopkins#comments Lifeline Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:27:00 +0000 27631 at http://tdworld.com Gord Laverdiere, Transmission Line Maintenance Supervisor for SaksPower http://tdworld.com/lifeline/gord-laverdiere-transmission-line-maintenance-supervisor-sakspower <div class="field-deck"> SaskPower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada. Married to Donna and has a daughter, Brynn, and a son, Cole. Enjoyed playing hockey up until last year, when his body wouldn't keep up any more. He now coaches his son in hockey, plays golf and spends time at his cabin with the lake crowd. Describes himself as energetic, fun, hardworking and caring. Credits his strong work ethic to his parents, who were hard-working</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/gord-laverdiere-transmission-line-maintenance-supervisor-sakspower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/gord-laverdiere-transmission-line-maintenance-supervisor-sakspower#comments Lifeline People Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:59:00 +0000 23611 at http://tdworld.com <p> Gord Laverdiere, SaksPower</p> Darin McMurdo: Manitoba Hydro http://tdworld.com/lifeline/darin-mcmurdo-manitoba-hydro <div class="field-deck"> <p>Manitoba Hydro</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This month Electric Utility Operations interviews Darin McMurdo of Manitoba Hydro.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/darin-mcmurdo-manitoba-hydro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/darin-mcmurdo-manitoba-hydro#comments Lifeline H-line Hydro line Lineman Live maintenance Manitoba tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/lifeline wires worked Working years Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 17864 at http://tdworld.com Brent Bell http://tdworld.com/lifeline/brent-bell <div class="field-deck"> <p>Southern California Edison</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Born in Bellflower, California. Married for 16 years to his wife, Melissa, and has two daughters, Aubrey and Alexis. Describes himself as dedicated, honest,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/lifeline/brent-bell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/lifeline/brent-bell#comments Lifeline People California family I'm I've Joaquin Lineman lines safety San Southern tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/lifeline tdworld.com/people Valley work years Sat, 01 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 9691 at http://tdworld.com