November 23, 2014

Consumers cuts the ribbon on new West Branch service station

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Rich Ford, Julian Zielinski, Michele Kirkland, John Moolenaar, Rick Benjamin, Mark Bridgewater, and Jay Jacobs prepare to cut the ribbon for the new facility.
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The facility also houses several service bays so work can be done on the different fleet vehicles.
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A number of electric meters wait on a stand to go out.
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Bins hold different parts and pieces that line workers might need when they head off to work on a job.
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Consumers Energy vehicles are parked under an overhang on the back of the property waiting to head out on the job.
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Consumers Energy vehicles are parked under an overhang on the back of the property waiting to head out on the job.
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Those in attendance applaud the work that was done to complete the facility in about a year.
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Consumers Energy Public Affairs Director Jay Jacobs welcomes attendees to the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Sen. John Moolenaar speaks to those in attendance.
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Economic Development Corporation Chairman Rick Benjamin speaks about the things the EDC does in Ogemaw County.
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Consumers Energy Vice President of Transmission Rich Ford speaks to those in attendance.
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Consumers Energy Vice President of Energy Operations Michele Kirkland speaks to those in attendance.
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UWUA State Council Representative Mark Bridgewater addresses those in attendance.
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UWUA Local 144 president Julian Zielinski introduces the union members in attendance.
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Consumers Energy employees prepare to cut the ribbon on the new facility.
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The open-office environment has several private side rooms for meetings and private conversations, as well as this videoconference room, where employees can meet with other employees in other off-site offices.
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One of the workspaces in the new service center.
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WEST BRANCH — Community members and employees of Consumers Energy celebrated the opening of the new Consumers Energy Service Station in West Branch during a ceremony June 6.

Several speakers were on hand to talk about the new building, including Sen. John Moolenaar and Economic Development Corporation Chairman Rick Benjamin.

A ribbon was cut to celebrate the opening of the facility, which replaces five other stations around the region, and tours were given to those in attendance. The new 29,000-square-foot facility employs around 90 people, and cost $10.3 million to build.

See a full story about the ceremony and the facility in the June 12 edition of the Ogemaw County Herald.

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