Behind the lines: Honoring the people powering our cooperative
Our December issue is a tribute to the people who make our cooperative what it is. We celebrate the teams that drive our cooperative to success and take pride in the faces and names that make our collective strength.
While our trade involves the use of poles, wires and fibers, what sets us apart is our workforce which aligns with our member-owned business model. Our staff’s dedication and talent amplify our capabilities, adding to the seamless operation of our cooperative.
As our cooperative grows, it necessitates a larger workforce, and we have managed to preserve our culture and integrate new employees effectively. We are grateful for our employees’ passion, which ensures that our work is not only done but is also done exceptionally well. They embody a sense of community and exhibit care for our members and subscribers, fortifying our special place in the industry.
We are proud of our family-like atmosphere that shines brightest during the holidays. Our cooperative thrives because our employees genuinely care for each other, fostering a supportive and fulfilling work environment. Our internal emphasis on employee care translates into exceptional service for our members, aligning with our core mission.
Keep an eye out for our employees at various holiday community events this season! They are the heart of our service, and we are excited to showcase the warmth and solidarity that make us more than just a cooperative – we are a community. As members and subscribers, you are also a vital part of this community, and we invite you to join us in celebrating the holiday season and all the joy it brings to our communities.
Winter brings increased indoor activities and higher heating demands, putting a strain on the electric grid. Learn how OEC collaborates with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative to ensure consistent power supply and discover practical tips to help reduce energy consumption. From optimizing thermostat settings to staggering appliance use, these strategies not only ease grid pressure but also offer potential savings on your electric bills. Join us in maintaining grid reliability and enjoy a warm, efficient winter season.
Discover how OEC’s diverse team of volunteers, from technicians to executives, dedicated their time to scorekeeping, line judging, and cheering at the volleyball events. This heartwarming story showcases OEC’s commitment to community service and inclusion, exemplifying the spirit of the Special Olympics. Read on to experience the power of sports in uniting communities and making a positive impact.
Discover how Over-The-Air (OTA) updates are revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) industry and the pivotal role OEC Fiber plays in this transformation. Learn about the advantages and challenges of OTA updates, their impact on vehicle performance, safety, and how OEC Fiber’s high-speed internet ensures timely and secure software enhancements. This article explores the intersection of technology and EVs, highlighting how continuous updates and reliable connectivity are reshaping the future of driving.
Discover how the OEC Foundation is making a significant impact in the community by awarding over $40,000 in grants to various local organizations and families. These funds are enhancing essential services like fire safety, foster care, and health initiatives, as well as spreading holiday cheer to at-risk families. Learn about the diverse range of projects benefiting from this generosity, including support for literacy programs and life-changing summer camps for children with chronic illnesses.