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Groundbreaking ceremony for Clay Electric

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the new headquarters of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI). Board members of the cooperative, Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives staff, employees, representatives of Clay County Water and the media were in attendance.

CECI Board President Richard Rudolphi and Ed VanHoose Executive Vice President/General Manager addressed those in attendance and reported that the cooperative board had spent the last four years planning for this day. “The old office building was at the point of spending more money for the repairs than it was worth. We are excited to get the project moving and completed to better serve the members” stated VanHoose.

A new office will be built in the same area as the old office location, and a new parking lot and drive-up window will serve the members much better than the old one. A geothermal HVAC system and much more efficient lighting will also be installed.

In the meantime, a temporary office trailer has been located across the road, to conduct business as usual. The projection for completion will be in early 2019.

CECI thanks the members for their patience during the construction of the new facility.

Temporary office location: the trailer across the street from our old office.