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Aug 12th New Administration Facility Open for Business

NEWS RELEASE FROM:

Tanner Electric Cooperative
Steven W. Walter, CEO

PO Box 1426

North Bend Washington 98045

425-888-0623

steve@tannerelectric.coop

www.tannerelectric.coop

 

 

Tanner Electric Cooperative Announces New Administration Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

North Bend, Washington—Tanner Electric Cooperative Inc., a member-owned electric utility, starts operations in its new headquarters building August 12.

TEC’s new building includes the latest SCADA technology and a large control room to serve as a command center during systemwide outages or local emergencies. A larger lobby provides a private area to discuss member concerns or billing issues, and a larger board room to accommodate future members and town hall meetings. The space also can be used as a member warming center during winter storms or lengthy outages.

After seven years, I am proud to offer our employees a safe facility to provide our member-owners the best service they have grown to expect,” TEC CEO Steven Walter said. “We now have the ability to manage outages and the restoration process in a setting that provides our employees a greater opportunity to work together and communicate more effectively. Our members are our biggest concern. We realize that during an outage their quality of life is negatively impacted. The board and every employee can now address issues in an updated administrative building.” 

The last building was almost 50 years old and did not meet current government regulations, fire codes and current ADA requirements for handicapped access for staff or guests. 

A Seattle based architectural firm GANT NYCHAY, specifically Laroy Gant lead architect, for the project, designed the new 7,940 square feet building, as well as associated paved parking, landscaping, site and street frontage improvements. Local general contractor DHL Inc. led construction on the facility.

 

The new facility is expected to serve TEC and its members for at least the next 40-50 years.

“I am excited to have a new building with much improved technology,” TEC Operations and Engineering Manager Nick Himebauch said. “Our new capabilities allow us to collaborate more effectively, which translates to better efficiency and an increase to our members’ quality of life. This is a great move for our membership and Tanner staff.”

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