Posts By: Amanda Barth

Case Study: Safety Culture

Orange County REMC CULTURE SHOW: HOW A COOPERATIVE CHANGED ITS APPROACH TO SAFETY The accidental death of lineman Brent Minton in October 2012 hit Orange County REMC hard. In a way, the REMC went through the same kind of fundamental  …Read More.

Case Study: Youth Programs During COVID-19

Co-ops meet the challenge of canceled youth programs The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all aspects of our professional and personal lives to some measure. Perhaps the greatest upheavals and challenges have been within families with children still in the household. Many  …Read More.

Eleven graduate electric lineworker apprenticeship program

Eleven lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP). REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 612 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job  …Read More.

Steps to replacing a utility pole

Utility poles remain the backbone of most electric distribution systems. After more than 80 years since electric cooperatives first set them throughout rural Indiana, they remain the most cost-effective way to safely support power lines, insulators, transformers and other electric  …Read More.

Charbonneau joins Indiana Electric Cooperatives

Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Michael Charbonneau to its government relations team. He will serve as the association’s director of external government relations. Charbonneau will be responsible for representing IEC, its member cooperatives and the generation and transmission cooperatives with state and  …Read More.

Case Study: Lineworker Hiring Program

Clark County REMC Finding individuals with the work ethic and skills to succeed as electric cooperative lineworkers is an ongoing, never-ending task. The relationship between lineworkers and their employers is symbiotic. Much is asked of lineworkers. They might be asked  …Read More.