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In some families, line work is not just a job — it’s a tradition with generations of linemen.

Linemen as Storytellers: The McWhites

As a child, Grady McWhite remembered his grandfather, Marshall, sharing his stories of working long hours and on storms such as Hurricane Hugo.

“The earliest memory I have was sitting in his lap and explaining to him that I wanted to be a lineman just like he was, and he gave me his hard hat from Carolina Power and Light,” said Grady, who now works for Sumter Utilities, a Quanta Services company. “He was my role model growing up, and to this day, I still try to fill his shoes and be half as good of a lineman as he was.”

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