Ben Lomand purchased new safety equipment for each crew member earlier this year. The new OSHA-mandated system has two safeties and gives a point of contact with the pole at all times through a four-ring belt system. Previously pole climbers either “free climbed” or “hitchhiked” with one safety. Employees also completed the “Super Squeeze” training session on proper techniques with the new equipment.
Three members won a 24” television from Ben Lomand. William Dillard (left) won during the Warren County Fair, Claudene Mills won at the Van Buren County Fair and Jane Griffin won at the White County Fair.