• Curt Marlatt named LPEA Serviceman


    Journeyman lineman assumes trouble-shooting/on-call position

    DURANGO, Colo. – Veteran Journeyman Lineman Curt Marlatt has been named as a Serviceman at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), based out of the Durango office.

    In the electric utility industry, a serviceman focuses on direct work with customers, upgrading electrical systems, setting meters, and working with local electricians. LPEA’s servicemen are also on-call for outages and are the first in the field, troubleshooting the cause of an outage and determining next steps for restoration of power.

    Marlatt joined LPEA in 1994 as a Groundsman, and proceeded to earn his Journeyman Lineman in 1998. Since that time he worked the line crews and served as a Foreman on new construction before moving to the Serviceman position.

    “LPEA opens its positions to existing employees, and as a result, we have many, many long-standing employees,” said Steve Gregg, manager of operations, who has been with LPEA for some 35 years, having moved up the proverbial ladder. “Once we have good employees like Curt, in whom we’ve invested a great deal in training, we want to keep them.”

    Marlatt, who was raised Bayfield, now resides with his wife Sandie in the Bondad area. They have one daughter, Dustrie.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.

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