Two teams of Southern Pioneer Linemen departed for Binger, OK. on Friday, October 30, to assist with power restoration efforts after a severe ice storm left many without essential electricity. Southern Pioneer’s crews worked alongside crews from CKenergy and many other crews from across the state of Kansas over the course of a week.
Medicine Lodge’s crew included Tavis MacDonald, line foreman; Jordan Webster, journeyman lineman; Scott Hull, journeyman lineman and Garrett Randels, apprentice lineman.
Liberal’s crew included Rueben Archuleta, crew foreman; Nick Schwindt, journeyman lineman; Ryon Fischer, journeyman lineman; Travis Rhine, journeyman lineman and John Dealy, apprentice lineman.
Additionally, each crew took a foreman’s pick up, digger derrick, pole trailer, 55’ bucket and 37’ service bucket.