Monthly Archives: March 2010

KUA Linemen Rank Third in National Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 29, 2010 – In a competition that measures safety, skill and speed, linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority bested teams from across the U.S. on Saturday to bring home the nation’s third best ranking from the American Public Power Association’s 10th annual Public Power Lineworkers’ Rodeo in Omaha, Neb. Forty-two journeyman teams and… Read more »

Utility Lineman Retires After 39 Years

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 26, 2010 – Jon Bruce “J.B.” Cole, a line crew supervisor for Kissimmee Utility Authority, retires today after 39 years of service to the electric utility. When Cole joined the utility as a lineman helper in 1970 Richard Nixon was President, Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was the number one… Read more »

KUA Earns Industry Safety Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 19, 2010 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has presented its annual safety award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s continued commitment to safety and low incident rate during the past year. Kissimmee Utility Authority earned the state’s second best safety record in 2009 for utilities with 400,000 to 799,999… Read more »

KUA Seeks Board Candidates

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 16, 2010 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is seeking individuals interested in appointment to the utility’s board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on April 30. The outgoing director, Nancy Gemskie, has served two terms and is not eligible for renomination. Applicants must be current residents of the… Read more »

KUA Linemen Win Best Ranking in Florida

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 15, 2010 – In a competition that measures safety, skill and speed, linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority bested teams from across the state on Saturday to take home the top prize at the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s 10th annual Florida Lineman’s Competition in Ocala. Fifteen teams and 28 apprentices from municipal utilities… Read more »