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Happy 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Anniversary

On July 30, 1938, Fruit Belt Electric Cooperative energized its first lines, bringing long-awaited electric service to 133 consumers in rural southwest Michigan. We celebrated that 80th anniversary on Monday, both as a nod to the past and a celebration of the present...

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MEC Headquarters Honored With Building Award

MEC Headquarters Honored With Building Award

We recently celebrated with friends from Slatile Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc. after their work on our headquarters project was recognized by the Michiana Builders Association at their 25th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards. The award was presented by Dan...

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2018 Lenawee ISD Gold Hammer Winner

2018 Lenawee ISD Gold Hammer Winner

For the past 50 years, the Gold Hammer Award has honored Lenawee County students for their skills and dedication in learning building trades and residential construction. Four student candidates are nominated by their peers in the Residential Construction program and...

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The Many Faces of Power Outages

On May 2 we experienced the first spring storm of the year, including some fierce winds and lightning. Needless to say, power lines, poles and trees don’t typically respond well to those kinds of circumstances and we had some widespread outages across our southwest...

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Morgan Hartline, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Morgan Hartline, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

“Make use of time. Let not advantage slip.” – William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis Morgan Hartline, daughter of Steven Hartline and Rebekah Green-Hartline and graduate of Marcellus High School lives this saying every day. She filled her youth and high school days...

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Danny Young Jr., 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Danny Young Jr., 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

For Danny Young Jr., growing up on a football field taught him about leadership, dedication, hard work, and most importantly, friendship. Some of his fondest childhood memories came from the practices and games that filled his youth. “You form a bond with your...

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Reilly Puhalski, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Reilly Puhalski, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Attending Notre Dame has been a life-long dream of Reilly Puhalski, son of Scott and Gina Puhalski, and as he heads to Holy Cross College this fall, he will start on a path to fulfilling that dream. He will attend Holy Cross for two years and then transfer to Notre...

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Arjun Vorster, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Arjun Vorster, 2018 MEC Scholarship Winner

Who do you get when you combine a talented athlete, dedicated scholar, creative filmmaker and positive role model for fellow students? Arjun Vorster, son of Tom and Tanja Jones and graduate of Mendon High School, made sparks fly when he answered our scholarship video...

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Changing the Landscape 2018

On Friday, June 15, over 110 of our employees and contractors stepped out and served local community organizations in the company’s southwest and southeast Michigan service territories as part of our annual Changing the Landscape Day of Service. Eleven teams in...

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