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New car tag honors linemen

The Energy Institute of Alabama this week announced the creation of a vehicle tag honoring this group of unsung heroes. The Thank a Lineman tag was officially unveiled to the public at the Lineman Appreciation Day celebration at the Alabama Power Company Gunter Park Crew Headquarters.

“We’re excited to celebrate the hard work of the men and women who serve to keep our lights on, keep our homes cooled in the summer and heated in the winter, and who work tirelessly to restore our power after natural disasters and storms,” said Seth Hammett, EIA chairman.

Those wanting to purchase the specialty tag may do so by visiting the Alabama Department of Revenue Website at https://precommit.mvtrip.alabama.gov.

In honor of the utility professionals that go above and beyond, EIA representatives presented the organization’s first Outstanding Service Award to three exceptional individuals,

Kevin Dorman, Louis Ruffin and Jody Taylor of the Baldwin EMC.

They were recognized for their efforts in setting up a generator to provide life-saving help for a woman who depended upon oxygen in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma last September. The three were working near Gainesville, Fla., helping restore power.