The World: Electric Company builds at old G-P

By Gail Elber, Staff Writer The World | Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:00 am

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

That explains why Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative’s new facility is under construction at the old Georgia-Pacific mill site in Coquille…..

For the co-op, ‘this is a good time to build,” said Roger Meader, CEO.

The Port Orford-based co-op bought a 2.67-acre parcel of the former Georgia-Pacific property in 2008. It started construction this summer.

Walls, foundations and slabs are now in place.

The co-op benefited from the slow construction market.

Hard times, good deals

‘We got good deals,” Meader said.

Eleven construction companies bid on the job, with Batzer Construction of Medford winning the contract.

The new facility will replace two co-op facilities in the Coquille area.

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