She added people could also take rides on bucket trucks and operate a crane.
Thelen said the purpose of the event is to give Duke workers a chance to have some fun and to show family and friends what their job entails.
“It’s great for camaraderie. For our crews, this is what they do day-in and day-out, replacing or fixing the power system and making sure everybody’s lights stay on,” she said. “This is a great way to build camaraderie and sportsmanship. A lot of these people don’t get to work together because they’re in different locations for the company. Obviously, Indiana is very spread out. It’s just a great time to bring family, friends, and show them what they’re job is every day.”
She said the top finishers of the contest will also compete at an international level.
“The top performers here will go on to compete in Kansas City in October,” she said. “That’s against all utilities from all over the country. We do have a lot of people that qualify for that, that do very well.”