Construction crews have begun to erect steel on the west end of the warehouse and garage walls of Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op’s (PIE&G) new headquarters facility just north of Onaway. Crews are almost done laying the underground water main and sanitary and storm utilities, while excavation and grade work continues on the site. Trenching on the east end of the building has started and concrete for the foundation is also being poured.
According to Tom Sobeck, PIE&G’s CEO, “We’re pleased with the progress being made on the project. The construction of our approximately $22 million service center and administrative headquarters will generate significant tax revenue for the county and for the City of Onaway. As a not-for-profit utility, owned by more than 30,000 of our members, PIE&G’s investment demonstrates its commitment to bolstering the local economy and the broader region of northeast Michigan. Members will also benefit from the efficiencies that come with moving operations from a deteriorating 65-year-old building to a state-of-the-art facility designed to optimize functions and better meet the needs of members in the 21st century. PIE&G’s mission is to work continuously to provide reliable and affordable energy and other services to sustain and improve the quality of life for our members. This project will help us accomplish our mission.”
Photo Caption: Pictured (L to R) Sally Knopf, Director – PI District, Kurt Krajniak, Director – Alpena District, Tom Sobeck – CEO, Sandy Borowicz, Director – Cheboygan District, and Nick Tilicki, Brivar Construction Superintendent.