Certified for Safety
It’s right in our mission statement: “Where safety is the standard…”
Noble REMC is proud of our team, spearheaded by the Operations Department, for earning its safety accreditation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) for the 36th consecutive year!
Every three years, a peer group of judges evaluates safety procedures throughout the cooperative, visiting construction sites, examining trucks and equipment and visually inspecting the distribution system. The group also walks through offices, warehouses and substations to ensure safety is practiced at all locations and in all departments. In addition, a full review of compliance documents and OSHA regulations is completed during the inspection.
The award recognizes the co-op’s “dedication to employee and public safety and commitment to regulatory compliance and loss control practices,” and we couldn’t be prouder to update our plaque for another three years committed to safety!
Directors Go to School
Did you know that in addition to monthly meetings, the annual meeting and other community events, your board of directors takes part in professional development and training to stay on top of industry trends and information?
Noble REMC’s bylaws state that our directors are required to complete the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, which teaches director duties and liabilities, electric business overview, board operations and processes, strategic planning and financial decision making, within their first three years of service.
Congratulations to directors Mark Demske and George Bennett who both recently earned the distinction of the certificate!
Noble REMC is only successful because of the employees and directors who dedicate themselves to providing the best service to our members, each and every day. We recently honored those celebrating milestones in their REMC careers. We are grateful for their commitment to our members and the cooperative!
- Tim Andrews, warehouse coordinator — 25 years
- Kevin Dreibelbis, communications and marketing manager — 25 years
- Rob Coil, journeyman lineman — 20 years
- Doug Dickmeyer, manager of engineering and operations — 15 years
- Amber Kunkel, member services representative — 5 years
Joining our team in November, Cole Tinney is the newest member of Noble REMC’s right-of-way crew. The crew is responsible for tree trimming and spraying of our system.
Tinney is new to this kind of work, but his love of the outdoors and ambition to become a lineman one day made it the perfect fit for him.
He’s enjoyed the variety of work each day, especially seeing the diversity of terrain our service territory showcases.
Cole lives in the LaOtto area with his wife, Taylor, and two young children —Teighan, 3, and Tatum, 1.