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New Holstein Utilities Receives National Safety Award

New Holstein Utilities (NHU) has been awarded the American Public Power Association's (APPA) 2001 Electric Safety Award for safe operating practices. NHU earned a first place award in the category for utilities with less than 25,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. APPA President Michael Browder announced the award during the association's annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in March. New Holstein Utilities also won the award in 1998.

"These awards symbolize the commitment of public power utilities to responsible electric operation. Implementing safe utility practices requires hard work and dedication of all utility employees," said Browder.

"We're pleased to be recognized with this national award," said John Skurupey, NHU General Manager. "New Holstein Utilities is proud of our safety record and will strive to keep safety a priority as we provide electric service to the community."

The safety awards have been presented by APPA for the past 42 years. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.