Lyon-Coffey Electric Cooperative, Inc. Announces
Centralized Headquarters Location
Burlington, Kansas April 27, 2016 – Lyon-Coffey Electric Cooperative announced today that the Board of Trustees has approved building a headquarters facility at Beto Junction (Intersection of I-35 and Hwy 75). Several years of studying and planning went into the decision to centralize the cooperative’s operations.
The cooperative is facing a host of issues that precipitated undertaking this study, including: inefficiencies and the high costs of operating multiple locations, the age and deterioration of the Burlington facility, a concern about the ability to operate should an incident occur at the Wolf Creek Nuclear plant, as well as the need for additional office space.
“Our current building in Burlington has served the Cooperative for more than 60 years. In order for us to continue providing the level of service our members expect and deserve today and into the future, it is vital that the cooperative have a facility which will allow us to maximize efficiencies, says Scott Whittington, General Manager of the cooperative. “For our member’s convenience, we will be keeping the Emporia office (1801 West 18th Ave.) open to accept payments.”
The Board retained the services of Stava Construction to design and build a structure that will meet the needs of Lyon-Coffey Electric membership for many years to come. Stava has experience in constructing commercial buildings throughout Kansas and the Midwest and has been the primary builder for several CVS Pharmacies and Dollar General Stores. Construction of the new cooperative building should begin sometime during the summer of 2016.
Lyon-Coffey Electric Cooperative, Inc. serves 7,315 businesses and households in Anderson, Chase, Coffey, Franklin, Greenwood, Lyon, Osage, Wabaunsee and Woodson counties. Their current headquarters office is located at 1013 N. 4th Street, Burlington, Kansas.