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Allred promoted to Line Superintendent at LPEA

Co-op continues improve service for consumer-members

DURANGO, Colo. – Bayfield resident Toby Allred has been promoted to Line Superintendent at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). He originally joined LPEA as a Journeyman Lineman in January 2018.

In his new position as Line Superintendent, Allred is responsible for outside contractors, maintenance and construction of LPEA’s underground and overhead lines in La Plata County.

Allred had been a construction lineman since 1999, working for various contractors throughout the country. He came to the electrical trade later in life, but has garnered broad, hands-on experience in the military and as a longshoreman, plus he worked construction in the oil fields and explored the agriculture industry as a long-haul cattle driver.

He served his lineman apprenticeship in the Pacific Northwest, in Washington and Oregon, under the IBEW Local 77, and earned his Journeyman Lineman in 2004.

“LPEA prefers to open available positions to existing employees. We like to promote from within,” said Justin Talbot, manager of operations. “As a result, we have many, many qualified employees.”

LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 consumer-members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.

LPEA offers a variety of apprenticeships and employment opportunities. To explore employment, or for additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.