FARGO, N.D. — Border States Electric (BSE) donated $1,000 to the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen (NSUJL) in recognition and support of National Lineman Appreciation Day.
Since the invention of the telegraph, line men and women have worked tirelessly, sacrificed their lives and had to be away from family to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure of the United States. National Lineman Appreciation Day honors their dangerous and challenging work and salutes their contributions to keep the country’s power on.
NSUJL is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting families of fallen or injured IBEW journeymen linemen, utility linemen, apprentice linemen, groundmen and operators. NSUJL believes that no brother/sister or their family is to be left behind. With this, NSUJL provides an array of services including financial, physical, emotional, and scholarship assistance.
In conjunction with National Lineman Appreciation Day, BSE has partnered with Northwest Lineman College and Alan Drew to give away 10 autographed copies of “The American Lineman,” a book honoring the evolution and importance of one of the nation’s toughest, most admired professions.
BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. BSE has more than 2,200 employees and 95 branches in 18 states. Corporate headquarters are located in Fargo, N.D.