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New Richmond Recognized for Safety Record

New Richmond Electric Utility recently received a 2004 MEUW Safety Achievement Award. Sponsored by the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW), the state association representing Wisconsin’s 82 public power communities, New Richmond received the 2004 Award along with 33 other community owned electric utilities in the state. New Richmond Utilities has received this award for the past 2 years. The selection criteria for the Award is a weighted formula that considers a utility’s safety record for the past year, as well as its pro-active safety activities, such as having utility employees regularly attend safety training sessions.

“The MEUW Safety Achievement Award emphasizes the importance of safe work habits and regular safety training, recognizing those utilities who offer regular safety training for their employees and whose employees achieve particular safe operations,” said MEUW Executive Director David J. Benforado.

“On behalf of the employees of the New Richmond Electric Utilities, we are proud to receive this safety award”, said Dennis Horner, City Adm./Utility Manager. “The employees earned this award and should be commended for their consistent dedication to safety. Our utility is dedicated to safety – it’s job #1 -- because it’s the right thing to do.”