2017 Florida Lineman Competition

Diamond sponsors
Burns & McDonnell
Genesys

About the Competition

Established in 2001 by the Florida Municipal Electric Association(FMEA), the Florida Lineman Competition is where public power lineworkers come together from all over the region to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of line work. At the Competition, journeyman and apprentices can compete for professional recognition, attend training courses and practice essential skills in a safe environment.

Events & Agenda

Competition Agenda


Friday, April 21
9:00 – Noon Competition Field Vendors/Trailer-truck registration and set up at the Tiger Town competition field site
2:00 – 4:00 PM All Judges registration and mandatory meeting: Master and Event Judges meet with all competition Judges at the Tiger Town competition field site
3:00 – 4:00 PM Teams and Apprentices registration at the Tiger Town competition field site
4:00 – 5:00 PM Apprentice Written Test (mandatory for all competing apprentices) at the Tiger Town competition field site
3:00 – 5:00 PM Vendor registration and set up for Vendor Expo and Welcome Reception at the Tiger Town competition field site
5:00 – 7:30 PM Vendor Expo and Welcome Reception at the Tiger Town competition field site
Saturday, April 22
7:00 – 7:30 AM Late registration and Vendor field set up
8:00 AM Florida Lineman Competition
6:00 PM 2016 Safety and 2017 Florida Lineman Competition Awards Banquet at the Tiger Town

Competition Events

2017 Journeyman Team Events Packet (PDF)
  • Dead-end Bell Replacement
  • Mystery Event
  • Pin & Insulator Replacement
  • Transformer Relocation
  • Vertical Hurt Man Rescue
2017 Apprentice Events Packet (PDF)
  • Cross Arm Brace Change
  • Insulator Relocation
  • Mystery Event
  • Phase Transfer
  • Vertical Hurt Man Rescue
  • Written Test

Sponsorship Opportunities

You do business with municipal electric utilities so you understand sustained relationships and continuous exposure to this market segment is essential for long-term success. The Florida Lineman Competition brings together electric utility personnel from Florida’s municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utilities from across the state. Participating as a conference sponsor is easy. Take note of the benefits accompanying the different levels of sponsorship, to determine an appropriate level of support for your company.

Sponsorship levels

Category
Contribution amount
Number of registrants included for Reception & Tickets for Awards
Diamond
$10,000
8
Platinum
$6,000
6
Gold
$4,000
4
Silver
$2,000
2
Bronze
$1,500
1

Exhibitor Information

The Florida Lineman Competition brings together electric utility personnel from Florida’s municipal, cooperative and investor-owned utilities from across the state.

Exhibitor rates

FMEA Associate Member
Non-member
Friday Reception only
$500
$700
Saturday Field only
$500
$700
Both days
$750
$1,150
Field Table rental
$200 (table and two chairs)
Awards banquet ticket
$45/person

Hotel Information

A third party claiming to represent FMEA is contacting attendees of upcoming conferences and offering assistance with hotel reservations. No such third party is affiliated with FMEA or authorized to represent us — please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email.

FMEA maintains room blocks with specially negotiated rates at all our conference hotels and attendees are encouraged to only use the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available on the FMEA web site.

To make hotel reservations, please call the hotels and Identify yourself as attending the Florida Lineman Competition.

Baymont Inn & Suites
4375 Lakeland Park Drive
863-858-9070
Room Rate $89

Crestwood Suites
4360 Lakeland Park Drive
863-904-2050
Room Rate $99

Days Inn & Suites
4502 N Socrum Loop Road
863-683-5095
Single room $79
Double room $89

Hampton Inn & Suites
4420 N Socrum Loop Road
863-816-2525
Room Rate $129

Holiday Inn Express
4500 Lakeland Park Drive
863-595-4500
Room Rate $129

La Quinta East
4315 Lakeland Park Drive
863-815-0606
Room Rate $89