MEC NEWS

Celebrating a Bright Future Together

Celebrating a Bright Future Together

They say good things come in threes, and the changes happening at Midwest are proof of just that. A new building, a new name and a new logo. Last year we began planning and building for the future as we realized we could no longer function safely or efficiently at our...

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Strengthening Schools Grants Available

Strengthening Schools Grants Available

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Strengthening Schools Grant program. In January, grants totaling just over $30,000 were awarded to 22 public schools across the co-op service territory. Grants are funded through MEC’s partnership with Touchstone...

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Father, Son, 5,000 Strong

Father, Son, 5,000 Strong

Fiber internet fever continues to spread across southwest Michigan, and in August, we reached a major milestone: our 5,000th installation. This celebration was special not only because it marked a significant milestone in our efforts to bridge the rural digital...

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Fiber Internet Construction Update

Fiber Internet Construction Update

In a one-week period in August, we launched our new Midwest Energy & Communications name and logo, moved into our beautiful new headquarters, and celebrated our 5000th fiber internet installation. We’ve been a little busy, and the work isn’t slowing down. We are just...

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Dawn of a New Era

Dawn of a New Era

Midwest Energy Cooperative closes its 901 E. State Street doors at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, and reopens as Midwest Energy & Communications on Monday, Aug. 28 at its new headquarters location at 60590 Decatur Road in Cassopolis. The member-owned cooperative, known...

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Katherine Hurrle, 2017 Scholarship Winner

Katherine Hurrle, 2017 Scholarship Winner

If you’ve ever encountered a first-responder in an emergency, you know that you have come in contact with an unsung hero called to duty by a desire to be part of something bigger than themselves. You may never learn his or her name or know his or her story, but you...

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Ruben Vorster 2017 Scholarship Winner

Ruben Vorster 2017 Scholarship Winner

Years ago, Ruben Vorster’s grandfather started putting American flags at the headstones of fallen soldiers with the VFW at the Mendon Township Cemetery. These flags help commemorate the sacrifices made to keep us free and provide a dramatic visual message for those...

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Kayla Cromer, 2017 Scholarship Winner

Kayla Cromer, 2017 Scholarship Winner

Kayla Cromer,  daughter of Kelly J. and Kelly A. Cromer,  is no stranger to personal challenge. As a student at Dowagiac Union High School, she dual-enrolled at Southwestern Michigan College where she completed 33 college credits with a 4.0 GPA. She was also awarded...

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Local Students Represent Midwest at NRECA Youth Tour

Two high school students whose families are Midwest Energy Cooperative members experienced Washington, D.C. during the week of June 10 as delegates to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour. Chris Jackson, son of Dennis and Rebecca...

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Midwest Energy & Communications welcomes media inquiries related to company or industry news and information. Contact Patty Nowlin, Vice President, Corporate Communications, at (269) 251-0277 or by e-mail at pr@teammidwest.com