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June Insider: IMEA Board of Directors & Staff take pride in the Members we serve

June Insider: IMEA Board of Directors & Staff take pride in the Members we serve

Featuring: The Town of Williamsport and Williamsport Utilities

Please join us as we congratulate Kevin Strickler on his many years of service representing Williamsport Utilities. Kevin has led Williamsport Utility for over 45 years, since 1983, playing an additional role in the electric department which was added under his leadership in 2017, over 7 years ago. Read More...

May Insider: Mother's Day Tribute to Women in Public Power

May Insider: Mother's Day Tribute to Women in Public Power

Women represent an increasing share of Indiana Municipalities and surrounding states, and not just in traditional roles of the past. As you look around your public power utilities, you’ll find women in many roles—from lineworkers to engineers to financial managers and in top leadership roles. Presently, the industry has embraced women in public power in every aspect. Read More...

April Insider: IMEA Member Spotlight Paoli, Indiana

April Insider: IMEA Member Spotlight Paoli, Indiana

The Hoosier of Hospitality. Paoli is a town in Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana, United States. Paoli was laid out and platted in 1816. It was named for Pasquale Paoli Ash, the son of North Carolina governor Samuel Ashe. A post office has been in operation at Paoli since 1817.Read More...

March Insider People and Places: New Leadership Team Member Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division

March Insider People and Places: New Leadership Team Member Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division

We are pleased to announce Don Beck has earned a well-deserved promotion to Construction Foreman for Mishawaka Utilities, Electric Division. Don’s career with Mishawaka began June 2002 when he was hired as an apprentice lineman, earning his journeyman card with IBEW Local 1392 in 2006. Read More..

February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

Please join us in welcoming Justin Fry as the Auburn Electric General Manager. Justin grew up in Auburn, graduating from Dekalb High School in 2008. He then went on to the University of Northwestern Ohio where he earned an Associates in Applied Science in 2010. Read More..

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June eSource Newsletter: What is Safety and Emergency Preparedness?

June eSource Newsletter: What is Safety and Emergency Preparedness?

Register Today: 2024 IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo

May eSource Newsletter: Fall Protection and Prevention

May eSource Newsletter: Fall Protection and Prevention

Register Today: 2024 IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. Read More...

April eSource Newsletter : How to Stay Safe When a Power Line is Down

April eSource Newsletter : How to Stay Safe When a Power Line is Down

Be aware of hazards presented by downed power lines. Your life or the life of someone else depends on it. Read More..

March eSource Newsletter : 12 Tips to Protect Against Common Lineworker Safety Hazards

March eSource Newsletter : 12 Tips to Protect Against Common Lineworker Safety Hazards

Every day, line workers endanger themselves with respiratory ailments, among other complications. It’s best to consider prevention of safety hazards when the contractor adheres to safety measures, such as proper clothing. Although there is no way to eliminate accidents, there are actions and tips to reduce them. Check out the tips below to protect your line workers from common safety hazards. Read More..

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility). This page provides basic information about chemical hazards and toxic substances in the workplace. While not all hazards associated with every chemical and toxic substance are addressed here, we do provide relevant links to other pages with additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace. Read More...

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

Complexity is the name of the game when it comes to today’s fast-paced business environment. This means it’s more challenging than ever for leaders to have meaningful, two-way communication with employees. When looking to improve situations that may have been exacerbated by a lack of communication, it’s helpful to identify the precise problem or barrier, take time to understand the root cause, and then consider what solutions may best be applied to improve poor communications skills and achieve your desired results.

Power Connections

Second Quarter: Power Connection 2024

Second Quarter: Power Connection 2024

2024 Shaping Up to Be Dramatic for Transmission and Distribution

In a significant push toward modernizing America’s aging grid infrastructure, the Biden administration, in partnership with 21 states, has launched the Federal-State Modern Grid Deployment Initiative. The measure marks the latest triumph for transmission and distribution (T&D), which has seen “lumpy” progress in recent decades. Read More....

First Quarter: Power Connection 2024

First Quarter: Power Connection 2024

Pride in People that Work in Public Power: Why are Public Utilities Important to Society?

Public utilities aremeant to supply goods and services that are considered essential; water, gas, electricity, telephone, waste disposal, and other communication systems represent much of the public utility market. There are many different types of public utilities. Some, especially largecompanies, offer multiple products, such as electricity and natural gas. Other companies specialize in one specific product, such as water. Read More....

Fourth Quarter: Power Connection 2023

Fourth Quarter: Power Connection 2023

IMEA 2023 Year End Review: Focused on Success

IMEA continues to grow in strength, stature and scope through maintaining a united voice on issues that impact public power in Indiana and across the country. On the cusp of our 83rd year, I expect 2024 to be another dynamic year for the IMEA. We remain dedicated to our founding principles of providing programs and services that bring members of Indiana municipals the protection, knowledge, experience, and tools needed for the safe, efficient and effective utility operation in today s complex, diverse and ever-changing industry for the lowest possible cost.