Cardinal Operating Company announces 2017 community contributions

CONTACT: Patrick Higgins

BRILLIANT, Ohio — Cardinal Operating Company today announced that its 2017 United Way employee contributions totaled more than $18,000. The organization, which manages the 1,800-megawatt Cardinal Power Plant, disbursed the proceeds accordingly between the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley ($8,496.00) and the United Way of Jefferson County ($10,018.00). Along with financial contributions, Cardinal Operating Company employees donated 216 pairs of shoes to the United Way’s “United Sole” campaign, which provides shoes to students in Jefferson and Harrison counties. Also in 2017, Cardinal personnel participated in the Jefferson County Day of Caring, when various plant staff members renovated portions of United Way agencies’ facilities.

“Support of local charitable efforts is a hallmark of the Cardinal Power Plant. We’ve been a staple in the Wells Township community for 50 years, and we’re looking forward to advancing our community outreach and economic impact for the foreseeable future,” said Plant Manager Chuck George.

Last year, in addition to the United Way, Cardinal Plant employees supported the Jefferson County Humane Society, the Campbell-Dickinson Run Bike Walk, Debbie Green Memorial 5K, and the Buckeye Local School District “Back to School” Bash, in which Cardinal staff donated school supplies for more than 200 students.

Cardinal Operating Company staff further partners with the Brightway Center’s “Beautification Day” (Jefferson County), as well as the organization’s “Community Connectors” program, a student mentoring initiative that provides information about career opportunities at the Cardinal Power Plant.

Named in honor the state bird, Cardinal Power Plant employs more than 300 staff members, provides power to more than one million Ohioans, is the primary source of electricity for the state’s 24 rural electric cooperatives, and is considered one of the most environmentally friendly coal-powered power plants on the globe.