Gas Co-op celebrates with grand opening in Three Hills

With a brand new Three Hills headquarters behind him, Harvest Hills Gas Co-op Manager Ward Beeton cuts the ribbon at the grand opening, accompanied by employees and past and current board members on March 20. From the left, back row: Peter Schultz, Ken Enns, Ralph Beeton, Reg Wiebe, Blaine Ferguson and Ed Bartsch. Front row: Harold King, Daryl Elliot, Don Boles, Ward Beeton, Joe Kubinec, Reena Roes, Andy Nakaska and Fred Penner. ECA Review/D.Nadeau

Harvest Hills Gas Co-op Board Chair Joe Kubinec can look backwards and forward, all in one sentence.

Speaking at the grand opening of the co-op’s new headquarters in Three Hills on March 20, he said, “We enjoyed a successful 53 years to get to this point and I look forward to the building serving our customers for the next 50.”

In thanking the planners and tradesmen who worked on the facility, Kubinec said he was proud of the new building and excited about the grand opening.

The open house that accompanied the ribbon cutting featured building tours and refreshments, prompting Administrative Manager Ward Beeton to say he was pleased with the turnout of present and past board members, current and retired staff, local politicians, well-wishers, and family members.

The 6,000 square foot building, under construction for a year, will serve the co-op’s five full-time employees and 822 members strung along 1,000 kilometres of pipe.

The coop’s 650 square mile franchise area covers the southern half of Kneehill County.

 

David Nadeau

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