March 2019

Giants among us

While traveling in Florida for work in 2011, Joel Baker saw something that would change his life forever. A giant. This towering figure was approximately 20 feet tall wearing blue pants, a red shirt, yellow ball cap and holding a wrench. This giant, commonly referred to as a “muffler man,” was one of hundreds of […]


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Giants among us

While traveling in Florida for work in 2011, Joel Baker saw something that would change his life forever. A giant. This towering figure was approximately 20 feet tall wearing blue pants, a red shirt, yellow ball cap and holding a wrench. This giant, commonly referred to as a “muffler man,” was one of hundreds of […]

Partnership empowers future lineworkers

“Welcome to paradise!” is the phrase Julie Rourke uses when giving tours of the Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Workforce Careers Center lab classrooms. On these tours, Rourke, LLCC workforce development director, shows incoming students where they will learn the ins and outs of becoming electrical distribution linemen. On the tour, three interactive work spaces boast […]

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