GREG MILLION, technician for Miami-Cass REMC, started his career with the cooperative in 2008 as an apprentice lineman. He worked as an apprentice lineman for his first four years with the REMC. Million then graduated from the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program in 2012 and received an associate degree in applied sciences from Ivy Tech Community… Continue reading.
Chandler Alwine started with Broadway Broadband in August. He is a network manager reporting to Director of Information Technology Matt Mavrick and is responsible for splicing and fiber design, and the mapping and scheduling of underground wire jobs. He has three people reporting to him. Prior to joining Broadway Broadband, Alwin worked for five years… Continue reading.
Counted seven board members attending. Attorney Jeremy Fetty attended via teleconference. Jim Savage presented the WVPA report. Fetty presented the legal report. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. Schwartz gave the financial report. July monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed and approved. Set… Continue reading.
Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flowerpots that can trip young ones. Make sure any outdoor lighting or other electric decorations are rated for outdoor use. Battery-powered jack-o’-lantern candles are preferable to a real flame. If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from… Continue reading.
It was 1936. Electrifying rural LaGrange County farms and homes was not part of the plans of larger electric companies. To power their community, a group of neighbors rolled up their sleeves and decided to take matters into their own hands. The Rural Electrification Act had just become enacted into law by President Franklin D…. Continue reading.
Michael Huppenthal was recently elected to the LaGrange County REMC board of directors to represent District 1. He was raised in Schererville, Indiana, and moved to LaGrange in 1993. Huppenthal is the pipeline technician for TC Energy. He was an active member of the LaGrange Jaycees and held elected positions in the organization. He is… Continue reading.
After serving as LaGrange County REMC’s distribution system engineer for two years, Brandon Altimus has been promoted to the co-op’s engineering and operations manager. “Though starting his career in the automotive industry, he has picked up quickly on electric distribution system engineering and implemented many new processes improving efficiency in both engineering and materials management. … Continue reading.
Energy efficiency has its advantages! Courtesy of LaGrange County REMC’s Power Moves program, Prairie Heights School Corporation recently took advantage of the program. It received over $11,000 in rebates for installing energy-efficient LED lighting in many of the classrooms. Pictured receiving the rebate check above are, from left, LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor,… Continue reading.