Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op held its 80th annual meeting on Saturday, March 18. It was a momentous event, where both Board Chairman Dr. John Saxton and President/CEO George Carter reflected on the co-op’s rich history. “In 1936, the original membership fee to bring electricity out to rural America was $10,” Carter said at the meeting…. Continue reading.
One of the seven cooperative principles is democratic member control. This principle is on display every year at the cooperative’s annual meeting. On March 18, the cooperative celebrated its 80th annual meeting. This meeting saw two long-time board members leave and one stay, which means we will have two new board members serving the cooperative… Continue reading.
After living and working in the great state of Texas, Shannon Ruschel recently returned to Ohio. For many years, she worked in the oil and gas industry doing contract analysis and customer relations. Now, she’s returned to her hometown, Paulding, and will be working as a third-generation employee of Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op. “Working at… Continue reading.
Students were judged on scholastic record, personal achievements, electric co-op knowledge, and how they conducted themselves during a personal interview by Defiance College judges.
June 2016 was the 80th anniversary of the formation of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. This huge milestone is only one of the many we experienced in 2016. Employee safety set new records, capital credits retirements were at an all-time high, and outage minutes were reduced to the lowest level in recent memory. The cooperative board… Continue reading.
ational Lineman Appreciation Day — April 10 this year — takes on a whole new meaning for Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) employee Terry Minic. Minic was part of the tree trimming department at PPEC for eight years, spending six of those years as tree trimming supervisor. But now he recently signed on as an… Continue reading.
More than 100 members attended an educational meeting in late February regarding participation in the OurSolar program at Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. OurSolar is a new community solar program from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative that allows members to purchase subscriptions to solar panels from our upcoming solar array. It’s located on Gasser Road in Paulding,… Continue reading.
Running for District 1 Allen and Adams counties: Marion, Madison, Monroe, Preble and Union townships Joseph Kohnen from Monroeville, Indiana Occupation: Senior vice president at iRely LLC Years a PPEC member: 10 years Activities/memberships: Finance committee member at St. Rose Catholic Church, former member of executive board of directors of American Lung Association of Indiana,… Continue reading.
Pictured from left: Amy McCreery accepted a full-time member service representative position (former part-time cashier for three years). Heather Hunt will now serve as the new human resource, payroll, and admin manager (former member service representative for seven years). Steve Kahle has been promoted to engineering supervisor (former staking technician for eight years). Dan Melcher… Continue reading.
Last June, the cooperative turned 80 years old. That’s 80 years of providing service to our neighbors — to their homes, farms and businesses. This March, we will hold our 80th annual members meeting. On March 18 at the cooperative’s office in Paulding, Ohio, the members will meet for this historic event. The cooperative was… Continue reading.
Fifteen years is a long time — yet this is how long Jerry Sorg has served Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative as the District 1 trustee. District 1 includes Allen and Adams counties in Indiana, and Marion, Madison, Monroe, Preble and Union townships in Ohio. Sorg will be honored at our annual meeting held March 18,… Continue reading.
One of the toughest parts of any job is saying goodbye to friends as they leave for retirement or other career opportunities. Each year, it seems like a long-term employee or board member retires, and 2017 will be no exception. We will see one employee and one board member retire in the first quarter of… Continue reading.
What is Youth Tour? The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 8-15 is an annual leadership program sponsored by Paulding Putnam Electric. It’s a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital that gives exceptional high school students the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol, make new friends from… Continue reading.