They are silver-haired now and while their pole-climbing days may be behind them, OPPD retirees Butch Clark, Bob Jansen and Rick York have a trick or two to teach today’s line workers.
Like the wealth of knowledge that comes from more than 100 years of combined service between them, and the experiences and lessons from lives spent on the lines. The three men are passing that knowledge onto the next generation of line workers.
The men and women who maintain utility transmission and distribution systems are unsung heroes, working day and night in all sorts of weather extremes. They do this important work so that others can have electricity to keep them safe, comfortable and productive.
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