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Doss Completes Certification


GRETNA - Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) employee Matthew Doss has completed the final step in lineman training school offered by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).   Doss started work at the Cooperative in July 2007 as a meter reader/groundman in the Gretna district and entered the lineman technician apprentice program in January 2009.

The apprenticeship program is for employees of electric cooperatives and consists of eight steps. Successful completion of all eight steps qualifies the apprentice for journeyman status. The time allotted to each step of the program is six months, and initial placement depends on the new employee’s education and experience.  It is a hands-on program, including homework and workshops, and has been approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Division of Continuing & Vocational Education.

Doss was recognized during the February 14 meeting of the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative board of directors held at the headquarters office in Chase City.  President and CEO John C. Lee, Jr., presented him with a certificate as directors and key staff looked on. Lee stated, “I would like to offer my congratulations to Matthew who is now a first-class lineman here at our cooperative. He is an exceptional employee, and I have no doubt that he’ll do his part in carrying on MEC’s legacy of outstanding linemen and line crew members.”

Lee added, “I would also like to recognize and express my appreciation to the crew members and co-workers who instilled in Matthew, from the day he began here, the importance of working safely and efficiently, how to complete tasks the right way, and who emphasized the high priority we place on customer service in our organization. We are proud of Matthew’s accomplishment and are certain that he’ll play a major role in taking great care of our members for many years to come.

“Last, but not least, I want to thank his wife, Lindsay, whose sacrifices allow Matthew to serve our members whenever the call goes out….thanks for unselfishly sharing him with us, Lindsay.”

Doss, his wife Lindsay, and two-year-old son Nicholas reside in the Gretna area.

About Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit consumer-owned energy provider to over 31,000 homes, farms and businesses located in portions of the counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton, and Sussex.  It is headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Emporia, Chase City, and Gretna.


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