JPEC Supporting Local Contractors
(July 17, 2020) Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) operates through the guidance of seven core principles. The seventh of these cooperative principles is Concern for Community or working for the sustainable development of the communities we serve. In our every-day-lives it takes on the form of our employee’s commitment to local charities, providing scholarships to students in our service area and preparing our infrastructure to accommodate future economic development.
Concern for Community also means Support for Community which most recently has taken on the form of using local contractors to complete work at JPEC’s new headquarters. As progress continues, we are proud to announce that 67% of all work performed at the site has been and will be from local contractors. “We were very pleased with the high number of bidders we received for the project and how many of those companies are headquartered right here in western Kentucky” says Greg Grissom, President & CEO, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative.
The current headquarters of JPEC was erected in 1969-1970 and consists of 19 acres and three buildings that equal a combined 41,000 sq. ft. The new facility will consist of 40 acres and nearly 80,000 sq. ft. With demolition nearing completion, the construction phase will begin in late July. The project is expected to be complete by May 2021.
Jackson Purchase Energy is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperative with its headquarters in Paducah, KY. The Cooperative provides electric service to more than 30,000 consumer-members in all or portions of six counties: Ballard, Carlisle, McCracken, Graves, Marshall and Livingston counties.