Pitt-Greene EMC to have new home in fall
By Dean-Paul Stephens
The Standard Laconic
Monday, July 17, 2017
SNOW HILL — The Pitt and Greene Electric Membership Corporation is moving its offices into the former Snow Hill town hall downtown and expects the move to be completed in the fall.
A deal was several months in the making and is in its home stretch as employees gradually move equipment, furniture, records and other material from Southeast Second Street to Greene Street.
“We don't have a hard date for when we'll move. Our target date is early September,” said Mark Suggs, the vice president and general manager of Pitt and Greene.
The town of Snow Hill officially cut the ribbon on its new town hall, located on Southeast Second Street in the former Aaron’s Playground building, in December.
Months prior, Pitt and Greene executives contacted town of Snow Hill officials to state an interest in the old town hall.
The electric corporation has maintained an office in Greene County for decades. The new location will provide better convenience to its customers, Suggs said.
“They'll continue to get the service they have always gotten, and it will be a more convenient location with more parking and a drive-thru window that we don't currently have. Hopefully it will be a more customer-friendly facility than we have now,” he said.
It is important to maintain a presence in the communities Pitt and Greene serves, Suggs added.
“We serve those customers, and it makes it convenient for them to do their business with us versus having to drive to Farmville. That's why we had an office in Snow Hill for over 20 years,” he said.
The Second Street office was originally established due to the growth in Greene County. Suggs hopes the larger location in the former town hall will only continue to fuel that growth.
Headquartered in Farmville, Pitt and Greene Electric Membership Corporation has operated in North Carolina for since 1937.
“Pitt and Greene Electric Membership Corporation is the second oldest cooperative in the state and is celebrating 80 years of service this year,” said Tammy Murphy, Pitt and Greene’s administrative assistant.
The outfit serves households throughout the region.
“We've got 9,000 members and 10,000 meters,” Suggs said. “You've got a lot of farms and businesses that have multiple meters. We serve portions of Pitt, Greene, Wilson Wayne, Edgecombe and Lenoir counties.”
The Standard Laconic is based in Snow Hill and serves all of Greene County.