Hoosier Energy and member-cooperative employees gain industry-specific training through the Department of Labor-certified Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety program. The 8,000-hour program takes four years to complete and includes 13 hands-on technical schools for apprentices to attend. The program began in 1974 and has grown to include programs for line specialists, substation, metering, underground… Continue reading.
As cold weather sets in, our thoughts turn to Christmas. It is a traditional time for gathering with friends and family while relaxing and enjoying all that life has brought us. The closing of the year is also a good time to reflect on all the events that transpired while remembering those that remained unchanged…. Continue reading.
Randy Roberts (district 2), Rodney Hager (district 4) and George Key (district 7) are incumbents whose terms expire in 2019. Letters of intent due Feb. 7, 2019. Posting of incumbent list by Feb. 22, 2019. Names published in the March issue of Electric Consumer. Petitions of nominations due April 23, 2019. Nominations by the board… Continue reading.
Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on… Continue reading.
Page Day Spend a day in the Indiana Senate on Jan. 23 with students from electric cooperatives all over the state. Deadline to apply is Jan. 11. youth tour to Washington, d.c. Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2019 can apply for this trip of a lifetime to our nation’s… Continue reading.
Charlie Rollins lives in Shoals with Rebecca, and their son, Maverick, and daughter, Abbigail. He graduated in 1998 from North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School and continued his education at Ivy Tech Community College where he studied technology and business management. Braden Mitchell lives in English and is a 2014 graduate of Crawford County… Continue reading.
Danny Lee Arnold of Bedford passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 29, at his home. Danny was born on March 7, 1949, in Sullivan to his parents, the late Russell Arnold Jr. and Shirley (Barrow) Humphrey. The family moved to Bloomington in 1957. Danny graduated from Bloomington High School, class of 1967. He attended General… Continue reading.
There is more than meets the eye with this 283,000-pound transformer at Hoosier Energy’s coal-fired power plant. This equipment is in place to step-up or boost the energy being generated at the station before it is put onto the electric grid. But what if this vital equipment fails? There is not a “transformer store” that… Continue reading.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of this quote by author William Arthur Ward, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Orange County REMC, we are able to… Continue reading.
Electric Consumer, the monthly publication of Orange County REMC and Indiana’s electric cooperatives, recognized businesses and attractions throughout the state in its “Best of Indiana” contest. The magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards allowed readers to vote in six categories. Contest categories included Indiana’s best antique store, fried chicken, guys’ getaway and girls’ getaway. In the latter… Continue reading.
Billy Chastain U.S. Marine Corps, 20 years Larry Pinnick United States Army, 21 years Michael Roberts United States Army, 5 years Ed Thurman United States Army, 4 years Robert White United States Army and Reserve, 4 years Please take time on Nov. 11 to thank… Continue reading.
Stacie Busick is a customer service representative at Orange County Fiber. “My favorite part of my job is talking with customers. I come to learn a lot about some of the customers’ families, past jobs and sometimes of the troubles they are facing,” Busick said. She and her husband, Bill, have two children, Alex and… Continue reading.