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SHELBYVILLE, Ky – Shelby Energy Cooperative is proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of Rick Shaw, a 44-year lineman at the cooperative. Shaw was inducted into the International Lineman’s Hall of Fame on October 15 at the International Lineman’s Rodeo with five other linemen from around the world.

Shelby Energy Cooperative CEO, Jack Bragg, says “Rick’s work ethic, attention to detail, and commitment to safe work practices are part of what lead him to be nominated for this distinction. He has a sincere care for co-workers and the community he serves.”

The Lineman’s Hall of Fame, created by the International Lineman’s Museum, first inducted members in 2006.  Members are chosen to honor and acknowledge the notable contributions they have made to the industry. Their names are inscribed on the Memorial Garden located at the museum in Shelby, North Carolina.

Rick Shaw started his career at Shelby Energy Cooperative as a tree trimmer, then an apprentice and journeyman before ending his career as the construction crew leader.

“Throughout his years of service, you could not find a better ambassador for Shelby Energy or the cooperative system” says Pat Hargadon, Shelby Energy Cooperative Board Vice Chair.

Shelby Energy Cooperative hosted a recognition luncheon on October 19, for Rick Shaw at their headquarters in Shelbyville for his family, friends and co-workers. Shaw was showered with accolades and his accomplishments were recognized by the Governor Andy Beshear, Senator Mitch McConnell, Congressman Massie and Senator Paul Hornback.