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Wisconsin Rural Electric Cooperative Association / First yearbook, 1938
(1938)

Introduction: local cooperative histories,   pp. 33-49 PDF (4.3 MB)


Page 48


48     WISCONSIN RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
be complete on or about February 1, 1938.
    The 243 miles of transmission lines are divided into three units. Bids
were taken by the engineers, the Wisconsin Rural Electric Cooperative
Association. Unit I is being constructed by Acme Construction Company
and Martin-Wunderlich Co. of St. Paul, Minnesota; Unit II by Allied
Contracting Company of Eau Claire, and Unit III by Holtz Brothers
Electric Company of Chippewa Falls. Mr. E. L. Rasmussen represents
STATEWIDE as resident engineer supervising the three units.
    The Bannister Engineering Company has the contract for supervision
of the building which will be constructed by Hoeppner & Bartlett Company
of Eau Claire, and the generators which will be installed by the Busch-
Selzer Bros. Diesel Engine Co. of St. Louis, Missouri. The switchboard
will be installed by L. A. Kepp, Rochester, Minnesota.
    Seven distribution Cooperatives have signed wholesale power contracts
with the Power Cooperative.
            BUFFALO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            CHIPPEWA VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            CLARK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            DUNN COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            PIERCE-PEPIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            TAYLOR COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
            TREMPEALEAU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
    Three cooperatives in Jackson, St. Croix and Eau Claire counties are
members and will sign power contracts when their projects have been
allotted.
    The Board of Directors has fifteen members. Their names and
addresses follow:
          FRANK H. KRAMPETER, President, Gilmanton
          E. R. FINNER, Vice-President, Dodge
          WALTER M. LEONARD, Secretary-Treasurer, Ellsworth
              WALLACE J. LANDRY, Neillsvile
              IRWIN ACCOLA, Mondovi
              WM. RUTZEN, Glenwood City
              CLARENCE KAAS, Osseo
              VERN G. HOWARD, Granton
              ANDREW E. HETLAND, Whittlesey
              M. B. ROTNEM, Elk Mound
              W. E. OWEN, Downing
              RoY H. KUNZELMAN, Alma Center
              WM. BUTEL, Beldenville
              R. L. CLEAVES, Holcombe
              PAUL J. FLEISCHMANN, Medford
    Executive Committee:
It. L. CLEAVES           WALLACE J. LANDRY              W. E. OWEN
        FRANK H. KRAMPETER             WALTER M. LEONARD
    The generating plant will be built near Chippewa Falls and the office
of the organization has been established at Room 4, Physician's Block, in
that city. Mr. E. B. Wayts, formerly Chief Engineer of STATEWIDE is
project superintendent, and E. F. Thornton is bookkeeper.
    The Wisconsin Power Cooperative will be wholly owned by ten
distribution Cooperatives. REA rate experts estimate that it will save


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