13 May Vectren breaks ground on new Marion operating center
Marion, Ind. – Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-North (Vectren) recently broke ground at its new, $1.5 million operating center in Marion. The new facility will house approximately 25 employees, primarily in field operations, who serve customers in the Marion, Huntington and Gas City areas. This building, which is expected to be open in October, provides space to accommodate positions that will support the ongoing efforts by Vectren to modernize its natural gas infrastructure.
“The construction of this operating center marks a special milestone for both the city of Marion and Vectren,” said Mike Roeder, vice president of government affairs and president of Vectren North. “We are proud to make the investment in bricks and mortar as well as technology to help further enhance the service our customers receive.”
The construction of the 10,000-square-foot facility will allow for faster response time and reduced operating cost by way of new information technology enhancements and smart audio visual equipment for employee training. The addition of the new structure will add approximately $45,000 to the tax base Vectren pays to Marion City Center Township.
The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing facility at 3242 South Nebraska Street. The building is located on the west edge of the city’s community revitalization partnership known as the Magnificent Seven, of which Vectren was a founding member.
The property is the location of a former manufactured gas plant, which was operated by a predecessor company in the early 1900s. Vectren conducted remediation of the property in 2007 under the oversight of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Voluntary Remediation Program.
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and west central Ohio. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services, energy services and coal mining. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.