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Fayetteville Hosts Lineworker Rodeo May 16

Fayetteville will host lineworkers from cities throughout the state as the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES)  Lineworker Rodeo is held on Thursday, May 16 at the Military Business Park in Fayetteville.

Over 100 electric system lineworkers from across the state, including PWC lineworkers, will compete and showcase their skills in building electric systems and keeping the lights on.

Lineworkers will compete in Journeyman and Apprentice division events including Hurtman Rescue, Transformer Load Switching, Three-Phase Fuse Replacement, 4KV Single Phase Pole Transfer, URB Elbow Replacement and Alley Arm Center Phase Insulator Change. Most events are performed at the top of 40-ft utility poles.

Winners will compete as a team representing NCAMES at the American Public Power Association’s Lineworker’s Rodeo in Kansas City, Missouri in 2020

This unique event is free to the public and will be held at 2821 Procurement Circle in the the Military Business Park just off Santa Fe Drive.

The competition begins immediately following the 8 am opening ceremony and runs through early afternoon when all competitors complete the course. The Opening Ceremony will feature the U.S. Army Golden Knights, members of the 82nd Airborne Chorus, Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin, Councilman D.J. Haire and a tribute to fallen linemen.

The public is encouraged to come out and welcome our guests to Fayetteville and show their support for PWC lineworkers and their fellow lineworkers from throughout North Carolina.

WKML, 95.7 FM will be broadcasting throughout the day and food will be provided by local food trucks. The rodeo will also feature displays, information about job opportunities in this exciting career and the new Lineworker Course right here in Fayetteville at FTCC.

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