27 Employees Share 430 Years of Service
MARTINSVILLE — Twenty-seven employees of South Central Indiana REMC recently were recognized for their work anniversaries—430 collective years of service. One employee, Howard McCormick, Senior Staking Technician, celebrated 45 years with the cooperative while Tracy Postel, Payment Specialist, followed with 40 years.
Other employees who recently celebrated anniversaries were:
- 30 years: John Basye and Tanya McCormick
- 25 years: Vance Derringer and Leonard Hunter
- 20 years: Joe Banfield, Lisa Coffman, Kathy Curtis, Jon Elkins, and Paul Mulvehill
- 15 years: Troy Fisher, Paula Harper, and Jodi Strawman
- 10 years: Chuck Beaver, Joey Calloway, Michael Camden, Merit Barnett, and Matt Hunt
- 5 years: Brian Beesley, Brian Freeman, Maura Giles, David Pygman, Phyllis Riley, Jacob Myers, Kaleb Scott, and Brandon Steele
“The REMC proudly recognizes its employees for their dedicated years of service,” stated Greg McKelfresh, President and CEO of South Central Indiana REMC. “I would like to congratulate all of our employees for their achievements.”
SCI REMC is a member-owned cooperative electric distribution facility. A cooperative is a business owned by its customers, known as members. Anyone who receives power from South Central Indiana REMC is part owner of the business. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas, but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at this time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity, and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives. Hoosiers 77 years ago in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown and parts of Putnam, Clay and Johnson counties, pooled their money, and set poles and tied lines by hand to bring electricity to rural South Central Indiana.
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