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d6 - CAPE GAZETI, Friday, June 7 - June 13, 1996 Electric Co-op breaks ground for new HQ Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) broke ground on Wednes- day, May 15 for a new headquar- :rs at its property on Rt. 13 south ,ff Greenwood. The building is ,xpected to be completed and ready for occupancy in the fall of 997. The building will feature a much-needed drive-in payment indow, more consumer parking, Jetter traffic flow both inside and outside, "one-stop" consumer ser- vices wherever possible, and com- 01lance with all requirements of he Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). "The great story is that this pro- j:ct will not affect our consumers' rates," said DEC General Manag- :r Paul Bienvenue. 'The existing facility is extremely inefficient operationally with increasing maintenance costs and inadequate conditions for both consumers and employees. As our service area continues to experience signifi- cant growth, we are committed to meeting the needs of tomorrow's rural southern Delaware." French and Ryan Inc. designed the new headquarters and Ban- croft Construction Company will oversee the construction. The Co- op will remodel its service and warehouse facility and eventually construct a new structure where the present front office is located on RL 13. The last remodeling effort at DEC took place in 1961 when the Co-op had about 12,000 cus- Shown at the Wednesday, May 15 groundbreaking for the new Delaware Electric Cooperative Headquarters building in Greenwood are (1.r) Bill Wells, president, board of directors, Delaware Electric Cooperative; Delaware LL Gov. Ruth Ann Minner;, Delaware Electric Cooperative General Manager Paul Bienvenue; Sussex County Council President Dale Dukes; and 19th District Sen. Thurman Adams. ALL PRO MAIDS Sweeping the ' 1990 645.9247 Spend your time relaxing, not cleaning Professional staff Completely reliable Satisfaction guaranteed Bonded and insured Linens changed too! Commercial and Residential cleanings available We also supply paper products at discount rates to help pay your cleaning bill. tomers. Today, Delaware Electric Cooperative serves 52,000 cus- tomers in rural Kent and Sussex Counties. Incorporated in 1936 and cur- rently celebrating its 60th year of operation, the Co-op built a new structure in 1941 and still operates out of part of that original facility. Delaware Electric Cooperative first energized its lines in 1938 when it had 223 customers, 94 miles of line, and one substation. Currently the company's 120 em- ployees service 4,400 miles of fine with 20 substations. The company's mission has re- mained the same over the years: "to enrich the life of the commu- nity and provide power to the membership at the most reason- able cost." This illustration shows an artist's rendering of the naw Delaware Electric Cooperative headquarters in Greenwood. Beach Mobile Home b R V Supply Located behind 5 Points Shoppers Market next to Arby's Rt. 1 Leww, DE. Phillips Doors & Elixir Doors Windows  Sinks nyl Sldttlng  HmtTapss Plmb SuppEes , Trailer Hitches WaW Heatm K0ol S Pr0ducts Bath Tulm .Faucets Miller Gas/0il Furnaces Open Daily Installation Available Miller NC 302645-7726 Wholesale/Retail .... viz_'_,,> 0'45 247 That is, unless you have a Rate Enhancer CD from County Bank. Who says you don't get a second chance? With the Rate Enhancer CD from County Bank, you get a great interest rate to begin with. Then, ff that rate takes a turn for the better, you have the option to "enhance" and lock in at the higher rate! And your rate can be enhanced not once, but twice. It's easy. Just invest $5,000 or more, then sit back and watch your money grow. Our 2 to 5 year Rate Enhancer CD is FDIC insured up to $100,000. Just anther great investment pprtuniw  from County Bank. ,0000P00ount]g i i REHOBOTH LONG NECK MILFORD 302-226-9800 302-947-7300 302-424-2500 i