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Adams Electric employee earns supervisory certificate

Eric Altice, of Hanover, a journeyman first class lineman at Adams Electric Cooperative, recently completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) supervisory certificate program in State College, Pa.

Altice joins 51 other cooperative employees who have received their supervisory certificates since 1992. Altice joined the cooperative in 2007 as a first-year apprentice in the operations department. He moved through the ranks annually until he attained the level of journeyman first class in 2014.

Feathers earns management certificate

Michael “Mike” Feathers of New Oxford recently completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP) offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The six-week series of workshops guides participants through all facets of the electric utility industry, including the many changes occurring around the nation.

One new, two returning directors elected to Adams Electric board

Dale Myers of Glenville, joins re-elected directors F. L. “Ray” Schwartz of Fairfield, and S. Eugene “Gene” Herritt of Shippensburg, on the Adams Electric Cooperative board of directors following an election process that ended during the cooperative’s 2018 annual meeting, held May 19 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School.

Myers ran unopposed for the seat left vacant after the passing of director William Myers of Glenville in March. He is a former president and member of the South Western School District board and a former PIAA board member.

Adams Electric director elected to national cooperative board

S. Eugene “Gene” Herritt, of Shippensburg, has been elected Pennsylvania’s delegate on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) board.

Herritt, a member of the Gettysburg-based Adams Electric Cooperative since 1985, was seated at the 2018 NRECA annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in February. He will represent Pennsylvania on the national board for two-years and replaces Lanny Rodgers, a director with Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative.

Adams Electric to begin helicopter patrols

Adams Electric plans to start patrolling its overhead distribution lines and equipment this week in portions of upper Franklin and lower Cumberland counties that are served by the cooperative. As the weather permits, the aerial inspections will continue until the process is also completed in Adams and York counties.

The cooperative has conducted aerial inspections every year since 1996. Critical overhead lines that feed power to the co-op’s substations and metering points will be inspected, as well as overhead lines and equipment.

Adams returns $1.75 in Ownership Rewards

This month the board of directors for Adams Electric Cooperative is returning $1.75 million in Ownership Rewards to 32,500 current and former members, raising the total amount given back to members to almost $43 million for all retirement years.

Ownership Rewards, also known as patronage capital credits, is a benefit of being an owner of an electric cooperative. For more than 50 of the co-op’s 75 years, members have received a return or “reward” on their investment in Adams Electric based upon their “patronage” or use of electricity the co-op delivers.

Adams begins new year with 2 new hires, 1 promotion

Adams Electric Cooperative started off the new year with two new employees and a promotion for a third employee.

Meredith Catchings of New Oxford, began as member services representative – floater in the finance/member services department in early January. She has an associate degree in business management from Harrisburg Area Community College. Before taking the position, Catchings was the marketing and events manager at Battlefield Harley-Davidson.

Grove named to chair Pa./N.J. co-op board

Jay Grove of Shippensburg, president of the Adams Electric Cooperative board of directors, has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Allegh­eny Electric Cooperative, Inc., board of directors.

Grove, a member of the Allegheny board since 2006, was named during an early November board reorganization meeting in Harrisburg. Allegheny is the generation and transmission cooperative that provides power to the electric co-ops in Pa. and N.J.

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