Possible merger between Electric Coop's is off
5 months, 2 weeks ago
A possible merger between Adams Electric Coop in Camp Point and Western Illinois Electric Coop in Carthage is off
A possible merger between Adams Electric Coop in Camp Point and Western Illinois Electric Coop in Carthage is off.
Boards for both cooperatives began researching the idea when Western manager Paul Dion announced his pending retirement in early 2012.
But Dion now says his board has decided that smaller is better.
He says the board studied how a merger would benefit both memberships and they found many plusses but decided it was to the best advantage of their members to remain small.
The two coops have been sharing technical knowledge of meter equipment and began joint purchasing in 2012.
They also share expensive inventory items and line construction equipment.