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SEIU Members @ NES Win Big at “The Rodeo”!

October 17, 2012

[caption id="attachment_121" align="aligncenter" width="200"]SEIU members @ the Lineworkers Rodeo.SEIU members @ the Lineworkers Rodeo.[/caption]

The Lineworkers’ Rodeo allows electrical lineman crews from all across the United States to demonstrate their skills in five different contests that simulate real-life situations. The Rodeo is specifically designed to promote safety and excellence on the job while providing a sense of competition and accomplishment for highly skilled workers who literally risk their lives every day.

As usual, workers from Nashville Electric Service wrangled their share of wins at the American Public Power Association’s Lineworkers’ Rodeo, which was held in Cleveland, OH this year.

The NES West team placed first overall out of the 45 teams competing for top honors. Team members – all of whom are SEIU members – were Tommy Barksdale, Matt Heathman, Matthew Woodside, and Jay Truett.

The NES Donelson team—which included SEIU members Jeremy Woodside, Timmy Sanford, Cody Roberts, and John Minor—placed in the top five.

Other standout performances came from Don Hunter, Mark McNabney, Jeremy Pilkerton, and Jay Truett, who all finished in the top three for various individual events.

Congratulations to Local 205 members at Nashville Electric Service for their success and a commitment to excellence in the electric power industry!