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2013-04-25 08:28:20

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) will discuss year end 2012 results during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 2, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120313/PH69731LOGO) Investors, media and the public are invited to participate by phone or by internet webcast. To join via phone, call (877) 546-5019 within the US and Canada or (857) 244-7551 internationally, and enter the passcode 36976824. To join...

2013-04-17 16:22:10

RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate passed a resolution late Tuesday night honoring linemen for their work in keeping the power on and designating April 18, 2013 as 'National Lineman Appreciation Day.' The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Isakson (R-GA) and Bennet (D-CO), moved quickly and was passed by unanimous consent, including support from N.C. Sens. Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D). It serves two main purposes - it "recognizes the efforts of...

2013-03-27 12:29:54

Pension dollars fund urgent repairs, reduce operating costs at labor-sponsored cooperative NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced that it is providing $89 million of pension capital to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy at Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, one of New York's largest union-sponsored housing cooperatives located in Brooklyn's Brighton-Coney Island community. The loan allows the co-op to replace the...

2013-03-27 12:22:49

Teachers can apply April 1 for education grants RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives have pledged nearly $600,000 to the state's teachers in Bright Ideas education grant funding for the 2013-14 school year and are accepting grant applications beginning April 1. About 500 grants will be awarded directly to educators statewide this year for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. Teachers can...

2013-03-22 12:24:20

CHICAGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Regional Health Care Cooperative (NERHCC), based in Holyoke, Mass., today announced a multiyear agreement for supply chain services with UHC, effective March 1. Members of NERHCC recently expressed an interest in having a full contract portfolio to complement the cooperative's portfolio of mostly regional, committed contracts. After soliciting proposals, NERHCC concluded that the affiliation with UHC best aligns with the NERHCC's goal...

2013-03-19 20:23:47

BELLE GLADE, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although cloudy skies during the grand growth period for sugarcane and last year's drought conditions impacted overall cane growth, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative produced its 7(th) largest crop in its 51 year history. The 141 day crop commenced on Oct. 23, 2012 with liquidation completed on March 15, 2013. The 46 grower-members of the Cooperative produced 3,082,397 tons of sugarcane grown on 68,373 acres of land primarily in Palm Beach...

2013-03-14 16:27:20

Not-for-profit, member-owned and governed health cooperative will open health insurance plan enrollment in October 2013; deliver benefits beginning January 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approval by the Kentucky Department of Insurance has resulted in the Kentucky Health Cooperative's foray into the Commonwealth of Kentucky's HMO health insurance market. Beginning in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians will have the opportunity to...

2013-03-12 23:02:17

U.S. energy industry credit union, Utilities Employees Credit Union, recently began new outreach efforts in Pennsylvania´s Marcellus Shale region, to connect energy workers stationed in the area, with financial benefits designed to serve them and their families. Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) recently began new marketing strategies to enhance company recognition and business partnerships in Pennsylvania´s Marcellus Shale region. The...

2013-03-07 16:21:45

RALEIGH, N.C., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Line crews from two of North Carolina's electric cooperatives are joining forces with co-op line crews in Virginia to quickly restore power to the people in that state affected by the late-winter storm. Crews from Blue Ridge EMC based in Lenoir, N.C. and Rutherford EMC based in Forest City, N.C. traveled north into Virginia early Thursday morning. A total of more than 30 electric cooperative line workers from North Carolina will help...

2013-03-06 16:23:18

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Mid-Kansas Cooperative (MKC), a full-service farm cooperative founded in 1965, have approved an agreement to form a limited liability company (LLC) to build and operate a high-speed shuttle loading facility in Canton, Kan. Construction on property currently owned by MKC is expected to begin spring 2013 and be...