WEAKLEY COUNTY MUNICIPAL
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Helping Our Neighbors
Sunday March 5th WCMES deployed crews to Carroll County Electric and Benton County Electric. On Monday, March 6th WCMES Crews were sent to Paris Board of Public Utilities. WCMES Crews were deployed to assist with power restoration due to the windstorm that occurred on Friday, March 3rd. Mutual Aid or “Helping our neighbors” is a critical part of the Public Power Model and which we are thankful!
On March 3rd, Weakley County Municipal Electric System Service Territory experienced a windstorm which caused fallen trees, broken poles, and downed power lines. As a result, around 7,700 customers were without power. WCMES Employees worked throughout the weekend to repair damages and to restore power to our customers. WCMES is very appreciative of our neighbors at Union City Energy Authority for sending crews to assist in power restoration! Thank you to our customers and community for your patience and support in events like these.
Mark Sampson Retires
Mark Sampson recently retired from WCMES after 8 years of service! He started at WCMES on the Right of Way Crew, then worked as a Meter Reader for several years. Mark then became a Meter Serviceman and retired as a Right of Way Equipment Operator. Congratulations Mark and we wish you the best!
Lisa Woodruff Retires
Congratulations to Lisa Woodruff on her recent retirement! She was employed at WCMES for 18 years. Lisa started with WCMES as the Switchboard Operator and eventually began working as our Plant Accountant. We have enjoyed working with Lisa throughout the years and wish her many years of happiness!
Barry High Retires
Barry High retired from WCMES after 41 years of service! He began with WCMES on the Right of Way Crew, then progressed to Meter Reading, a Lineman Apprenticeship, a Lineman and retired as a Line Foreman. Barry was a loyal and outstanding employee that will be greatly missed! Congratulations Barry!
Weakley County Municipal Electric System recently recognized four employees for completing their apprenticeship programs. Jared Moore, Adam West, Denver Davidson, and Dwayne Evans all completed a 4 year – 8,000-hour Apprenticeship through WCMES, The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, and The Department of Labor. The four apprentices began their journey in 2018 and went through a series of classwork units, labs, workshops, and testing to complete their apprenticeships. Congratulations to these WCMES Employees!
Iris Festival Parade
WCMES was honored to serve as part of the Iris Festival Parade Grand Marshal group this year. When natural disasters strike our communities, WCMES’s Team is ready to step up and do what it takes to get the power restored. We are proud to serve our communities in an elite capacity of rebuilding and restoring power. Last December the WCMES Team worked many long, hard hours to help the citizens of Dresden and surrounding areas. Our Team not only restored power but also helped restore a more normal way of life after such a tragedy. WCMES is proud to be the Power behind the Iris!