Linemen Power Tennessee
Statewide, more than 3,500 electric lineworkers, including 18 here at Fayetteville Public Utilities, provide a critical service to their communities. Every day, lineworkers get out of bed, put on their boots and work to make civilized life possible for the people who live in their community. It is a dangerous job that frequently requires them to be away from their families.
FPU was proud to support the legislation that made the plates possible.
In order for the state to put the Powering Tennessee specialty plates into production, we had to collect 1,000 preorders in 12 months. Thanks to the overwhelming support of people from across the state, we reached that number in the first six weeks. The plates are now available at your local county clerk’s office.
Funds raised through specialty plate sales will benefit the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund, a nonprofit foundation created to assist lineworkers and their families in the event of a serious injury or fatality while on the job.
The Powering Tennessee specialty license plate and the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund are supported by FPU, the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association, Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
You don’t have to be a lineworker to show your appreciation for these brave men and women — anyone with a private vehicle registered in Tennessee can get the plate. You can learn more by visiting poweringtennessee.org.