New Building Project
Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Inc., is one step closer to realizing their goal for expansion. The Vetter Design Group located in Toledo, OH is the chosen architecture group who will be designing the new building location for PPEC.
The Vetter Design Group presented an artist’s rendering of the new facility which will be located at 401 McDonald Pike, Paulding. With a few modifications, the exterior design was approved by the board and employee building committees. Construction bids are to be released by August 2010 with construction mobilization in October 2010 and completion scheduled for late summer of 2011.
Since the 1950’s PPE has been at their current location, 910 N. Williams St., Paulding. The building has had two major renovations and several building remodeling projects including a warehouse facility built in 2003. Karl Koenig, Facility Committee Chairman commented, “The age of the building, heating and cooling capabilities, technology requirements, and safety concerns were key factors in determining whether or not to pursue this project.”
Building studies indicated that PPE had utilized all of the space available to the maximum capacity. Special consideration was placed on keeping the current location and whether to renovate one more time, move to a new location or find an existing facility that could accommodate member needs for the future.
George Carter, CEO, stated, “The current economy provided the answer to the site dilemma. PPE was able to purchase a vacant building at a very low price. The depressed market made it an ideal time to take on a building project.” While the congestion at the current location causes member safety and convenience concerns for PPE, the location could be valuable property for another business.
Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative has been serving the local community for over 75 years and is committed to serving the local community for many more years.
Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative serves nearly 13,000 member/consumers in Northwest Ohio and Northeastern Indiana.
Click here to see a concept drawing of the new building.
Click here to view photos of the completed building.