United Way honors Lockhart Power

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Dr. Russell Booker, United Way Board Chair and Superintendent of Spartanburg County School District 7, presents the Union County Employee Giving Award to Neal Williams, Lockhart Power T&D Engineer and campaign coordinator.

UNION — The United Way of the Piedmont, which serves Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, recently recognized Lockhart Power Company and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. for their participation in this year’s fundraising efforts.

Lockhart Power received the Union County Employee Giving Award, $1,000-$10,000. This award is presented to the company with the highest percentage increase in employee giving. Lockhart Power had 100 percent employee participation by their 53 employees and raised 8.6 percent more than the prior year.

Pacolet Milliken received the Community Impact Award, $1,000-$5,000. This award is presented to the company with the highest percentage of employee giving invested in the Community Impact Fund or Priority Issue Areas of Education, Financial Stability or Health.

“The United Way does such great work for the people in our communities, and I am proud that our employees at Pacolet Milliken and Lockhart Power continue to personally support the United Way each year,” said Rick Webel, president of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises.

United Way of the Piedmont is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living and working in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Volunteers review agency programs and initiatives and invest in those programs that positively impact the most critical needs of our community. Funds are raised in the annual campaign and distributed to help those who need it most.

About Lockhart Power Company

Lockhart Power Company is an investor-owned public utility servicing the Upstate of South Carolina since 1912, with more than 99 percent of its power generated from renewable sources. Lockhart Power provides reliable and cost-effective electric service to its retail and wholesale customers, while also providing renewable energy to the City of Columbia and Duke Energy Carolinas. For more information, please visit www.lockhartpower.com.

About Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company founded in 2007 by the shareholders of Milliken & Company with a forward-looking mission to secure and grow high-quality assets with enduring value in the energy and real estate markets. For more information, please visit www.pacoletmilliken.com.