LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — In honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18, 2017, Klein Tools recently donated $12,000 to three non-profit organizations that provide aid and assistance to the families of fallen linemen.
David Klein, associate director of product management, presented representatives from the National Association of Journeymen Linemen, The Fallen Linemen, and National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen with donations totaling $12,000.
“Linemen are the backbone of America’s infrastructure and we wanted to recognize them … in honor of National Linemen Appreciation Day,” Klein says.
“160 years ago, my great, great, great grandfather, Mathias Klein, started Klein Tools after a telegraph lineman needed his pliers repaired. Since then, we have been providing linemen with high-quality tools to keep them safe and get the job done. Today, we salute these line heroes and their families for giving their lives to keep our lights on.”
(Pictured from left to right: Bill Bosch, Chairman and Founder of the National Association of Journeymen Linemen, David Klein, Associate Director of Product Management, Jessica Ladkey, Founder and Vice President of the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen, and Rebekah Boyd, Assistant Director of The Fallen Linemen.)
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