CWREMC New Employees
MEET GROUNDMAN WALKER ALDERMAN
In January, Walker Alderman joined Carroll White REMC (CW REMC) as a groundman. A groundman is primarily responsible for performing support tasks for power line
construction, repair and maintenance.
A groundman’s responsibilities include preparing sites by digging holes, setting up poles and even notifying clients of any power or service interruptions. They also assist linemen by clearing obstructions, distributing any needed tools or objects and operating various devices and machines. A groundman is also responsible for clearing out
sites after operations, ensuring the public’s safety.
Alderman was born and raised in Delphi and graduated from Delphi Community High School in 2014. Prior to joining CW REMC, Walker worked for CSX for eight years.
“I am looking forward to gaining new knowledge and skills at CW REMC,” Alderman said, adding, “I enjoy working out in the elements.”
Alderman coaches the Delphi Youth Wrestling program and enjoys outdoor activities. He and his wife, Haley, live on Horseshoe Bend. The couple has two sons: Lane, age two, and Kyler, seven months.
KALVIN JONES joins REMC team
Kalvin Jones began his career as a Carroll White REMC (CW REMC) groundman in January. Jones was born and raised in Delphi,
and he currently lives just outside of the city. He graduated from Delphi Community High School in 2022.
“In high school, I was in the National Honor Society,” Jones said. “I did a lot of volunteer work for sports, such as coaching flag football and youth basketball teams.” Prior to joining CW REMC, Jones worked in residential construction at Shepler Construction and Electrical.
As he embarks on this new career path, Jones is optimistic about the future. “I look forward to building a bond with my coworkers and becoming a part of the CW REMC family,” he said.
“I am a hard worker and retain knowledge well. I am very good at following instructions, and I’m not discouraged by criticism,” Jones said, adding, “I would like CW REMC members to know that I will do as much as I can do, as best as I can, to keep them satisfied.”
Jones likes being outdoors, as well as hunting and fishing. His girlfriend, Emily Weaver, works at Delphi Community High School. Jones shared that his life philosophy is “to dream big and work as hard as you can to achieve your dreams,” and with his new role at CW REMC, he is well on his way.
Second-year apprentice SAM THOMAS joins Carroll White REMC
Sam Thomas joined the Carroll White (CW REMC) team as a second-year apprentice on Jan. 3. At this stage of apprenticeship, Thomas performs and assists in the basic operations involved in repairing substation electrical equipment and general operation in maintaining substation sites. He also assists in emergency operations for restoring service and in assigned phases of construction work.
Thomas was born and raised in Lafayette and graduated from Danville High School in 2014. He attended the Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia. This facility ranks among the highest caliber of training facilities and has established itself as an industry expert in both the electrical and communications line work industries.
Prior to joining CW REMC, Thomas worked for Eletricom. “I have a work history of line work and operating experience,” Thomas said. “I’m looking forward to being part of a good company in a good community.”
In his free time, Thomas enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling, and his life philosophy is, “Don’t be afraid of the unknown!”
Thomas lives outside of Battle Ground. His father, Tom Thomas, was a Carroll White REMC employee for 19 years, serving in the Operations/Engineering departments.