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REC Announces Need For New Facility

At the 2017 Annual Meeting, REC Manager Mark Grotbo, announced to the membership the need to construct a new facility and warehouse. Since the beginning of REC in 1936, the technology, equipment, and personnel required to provide reliable power has changed dramatically. The time has come to make a change for the future of Ravalli Electric Co-op. As we continue to move forward with the building process, you can find updates here on our website.

**UPDATE:  Since the announcement of REC’s need to expand, the Corvallis School District has shown an interest in our current property for the future needs of their growing enrollment.  We have recently negotiated an option agreement for the purchase of our current facilities property by the Corvallis School District, contingent on the passage of a Building Reserve Levy on November 7th 2017.  If the ballot issue is approved and the option to buy is exercised, the agreement provides for REC to lease back the property for the next 3-5 years that has been estimated to plan and build our new facility and relocate. For more information on the school district’s plan click here  **

WORK IN PROGRESS:  As we continue to prepare for the future of REC, our Board of Directors and Management are busy researching and visiting several electrical utility co-ops to gain as much information as possible to aid in planning for the new facility.  They are evaluating architectural design and construction, energy efficiency measures, innovative technology efforts, and most importantly cost and affordability. 

REC Is pleased to announce that it has chosen MMW Architects from Missoula to begin the preliminary design of the future REC building.

Interviews with several General Contractors are currently being conducted to continue to move forward with the planning and design of future facilities. Preliminary site work has been done on the new property while plans are being finalized. REC hopes to have final construction cost estimates and building plans finalized by the first of the year 2018., and officially break ground in May 2018.

Progress on New Property

Why Build A New Facility?

REC Current Facility

Frequently Asked Questions

Future Headquarters Location

In January of 2017, REC purchased a 52 acre parcel of land located on the corner of Hwy 93 and Bell Crossing in Victor for the future headquarters of Ravalli Electric Cooperative.