BROKEN BOW— Black Hills Energy (BHE) is not new to the area and has been supplying natural gas needs for a number of years. One thing that is new however, is the brand new facility located on the east side of Broken Bow just outside of city limits and next to Full Circle Irrigation.
The 4,000 sq. foot building serves as a place that allows the BHE technicians, such as local technician Trent Fecht, room to park vehicles inside as well as still being able to do any work inside the shop. The other part of the building includes a TV with video conferencing ability, desks, and computers that allow the technicians to complete any online training.
This new facility is a massive improvement over their downtown office which was plagued with not enough space and was not feasible for their operations. Now with the new building, BHE can house vehicles in their garage as well as having a gated storage lot outside of the building.
On Thursday, February 13 the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce presented Black Hills Energy with a Grow Broken Bow Award and also cut the ribbon on the new facility.
“Broken Bow is a growing hub and it’s nice to be able to grow with it,” said Community Affairs Manager Melissa Garcia. “I get the privilege of traveling throughout the state and engaging in our communities and with our local teams just to talk about how we can make a difference in where we live work and play.”
Also making an appearance at the Black Hills Energy facility was Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley. Lt. Foley had spent much of the day touring areas in Broken Bow including the newly finished lab at Beckton-Dickinson and the Labor and Delivery Center at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Before cutting the ribbon at the new BHE building the Lt. Governor congratulated the group and praised their efforts to continue to give back to the local communities.
“Black Hills is one of our premier energy companies and just wonderful to see them invest in the local community,” said Lt. Foley.
BHE will continue to invest in the community after informing the public that they would be presenting $1,000 to the Broken Bow Fire Department for the purchase of carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and other deptartment needs. Stay tuned to KCNI/KBBN and sandhillsexpress.com for a story on the check presentation.
Congratulations to Black Hills Energy on your new building and your Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Grow Award.