10 Rock Hill workers honored for service after Hurricane Sandy

adouglas@heraldonline.comFebruary 27, 2013 

The Rock Hill City Council recently recognized 10 city employees for their work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the super storm that hit parts of the Northeast about four months ago.

The local utility workers – mostly members of Rock Hill’s electric line crew – spent about two weeks in New York and Pennsylvania, helping restore power to millions of people left in the dark after the storm.

City leaders say the Rock Hill employees received many accolades for their work and professionalism.

At a recent council meeting, Mayor Doug Echols thanked the crew.

“I personally got three or four emails that not only talked about the quality of the work, but also the quality of the individuals,” he said.

Echols praised the employees for the way they “communicated with residents, who were really traumatized by what they were having to go through.”

Rock Hill participates in an agreement with other utility companies and cities to provide manpower to areas hit by natural disasters.

The local group gave up time with their families, slept on cots and ate soup for several days while helping with Sandy relief, said Jimmy Bagley, assistant city manager.

The employees who helped are:

• Jimmy Sellers, electric line crew

Scott Canipe, electric line crew

• Robert Sanders, electric line crew

• Cory Seay, electric line crew

• Kevin Nunn, electric line crew

• Billy Catledge, electric line crew

• Rusty Thomason, electronic service technician

• Manuel Galban, line crew helper

• Ron Passmore, engineering technician

• Mike Jolly, electrical engineer

Anna Douglas •  804-329-4068

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