PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of National Lineworker Appreciation Day, PECO salutes the men and women who work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, to provide safe and reliable energy services to customers across the region. PECO celebrates more than 1,094 utility workers who operate and maintain electric and natural gas systems and facilities and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in challenging conditions, and on weekends and holidays to keep the lights on and the natural gas flowing for customers.
“We are proud of the men and women who work tirelessly in the field, often as first responders, to bring safe and reliable electric and natural gas service to our customers,” said Mike Innocenzo, PECO senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We are deeply impressed and thankful for their tireless service and continued commitment to our customers, no matter what challenges they may face.”
To honor the nation’s lineworkers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives designating July 10, 2017, as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. PECO joins utility companies across the nation, including Exelon sister utilities Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power and Pepco, in honoring all utility workers – both on the lines and in the field.
Join utilities nationwide in saying thank you by using the hashtag #thankalineworker on social media. Connect with PECO on Facebook and Twitter and view photos of PECO field employees at flickr.com/pecoconnect.
PECO's ongoing employee focus has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, which recently named PECO Best Mid-size Employer in Philadelphia. This tremendous honor is a direct reflection of PECO's commitment to drive innovation and create a diverse and inclusive culture – helping employees work more creatively to better serve the customers and communities it serves.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO was named 2017 Best Mid-size Employer in Philadelphia by Forbes Magazine. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.