The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ new Indiana Connectivity Program is open for Hoosier residents and businesses lacking high-speed internet connectivity. The purpose of the program is to connect potential customers with providers while assisting with the expense …Read More.
Tiemann turned one bad day into a wonderful life
Chuck Tiemann recognizes more than most how one bad day at work can change a life. As if it were a chapter and verse, he cites his by the day and time: Thursday, May 1, 1980 — May Day, appropriately …Read More.
Backup generator safety for your home
If your white Christmas goes dark from an electrical blackout, an electric generator can be a great resource for homeowners, especially if the storm and damage is severe and the outage is prolonged. But small portable generators pose risks homeowners …Read More.
Stay in the car!
On a late wintry Saturday afternoon, Nick and Blake decided to take Nick’s car to a movie — despite falling snow and parental advice to stay home. Moments later, where the county road zigged and zagged a mile past their …Read More.
Case Study: Electric Cooperative Career Evangelism
Cooperative Career Awareness, Job Shadows and Internships Ryan Stuthers pursued an electrical engineering degree when he went to Anderson University, although he wasn’t sure what type of electrical engineer he wanted to be. “There are a lot of avenues you …Read More.
Cathy Racicot named 2021 Tom Taylor Award recipient
Award recognizes outstanding contributions to electric cooperative member services Indiana Electric Cooperatives named Cathy Racicot the recipient of the 2021 Tom Taylor Award. Racicot, communications manager and member service supervisor at Harrison REMC, was presented the award during the Marketing, Member …Read More.
Don’t add electrical hazards to your home office inbox
During the pandemic, most office environments either closed and sent workers home to work remotely when and where feasible or created rotating work schedules. These changes were done to help mitigate the spread of the virus and keep workers safe. …Read More.
Case Study: Changing of the Guard
SIX NEW INDIANA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CEOS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS Electric cooperatives are known for stability — not just with rates but with their workforce. Longevity is something for which the cooperative workforce is known: Three-year employees are still considered “rookies …Read More.
Hunt what’s in season
Shooting near electrical equipment can be costly and deadly Hunting season brings outdoorsmen of all skill levels and experience into rural Indiana, often to unfamiliar areas. While most hunters follow safe hunting practices, Indiana’s electric cooperatives remind all those afield …Read More.
Electrical overloads: Unloading the circuit
When Ralphie Parker’s “old man” attempts to plug his “major award” — the infamous plastic leg lamp — into an overloaded wall outlet in the classic movie “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and …Read More.
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