When Terry Dickerson took a job as a janitor in Entergy Arkansas’ Gurdon office in 1981, he didn’t see himself running the place 35 years down the road. But, after several twists and turns, that’s exactly how it turned out.
On July 10, Entergy, along with the Edison Electric Institute and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, will salute the nation’s more than 74,000 electrical lineworkers by observing National Lineworker Appreciation Day.
There are two lucky dogs living near Emerson, Arkansas. They’re lucky Magnolia Serviceman Phillip Knapp was on the job mid-morning Feb. 22 investigating power outages on Highway 79 just after a thunderstorm passed through.
Congratulations to Mike Davis, lineman in Woodville, Texas!
Like a baseball farm system, Lamar Institute of Technology’s (LIT) utility line technology program is preparing graduates for the big leagues. And, for some graduates, the big league is a line crew at Entergy Texas. For years, LIT developed future Entergy employees by preparing students to work in the power line industry as apprentice linemen.
It’s a given that Entergy employees don’t drink and drive while on the job. Since safety is a 24/7 concern, the Conway office thought it would be a good idea to put on some beer goggles – literally – for an on-the-clock reminder of the hazards of being impaired by alcohol.
The New Orleans Saints honored Entergy Louisiana senior lineman Kevin Modica of Bastrop as Lineman of the Game on Oct. 16.