The company was founded in 1936 in Albion, Indiana, where its headquarters are today. Although located in Albion, the cooperative considers its entire service territory as its community.
As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Noble REMC is among over 700 rural electric cooperatives who have formed this organization and have pledged to maintain high expectations for customer service, integrity, accountability, innovation and community service.
Board of Directors
Founded as a not-for-profit cooperatively owned company, Noble REMC is governed by a 11-person elected board of directors (district territories) made up of consumers (members) of the REMC. Directors are elected on a rotating basis at our annual meeting.
Noble REMC is a leader in local economic and community development. Many of our employees and directors have been an integral part of many community organizations, garnering numerous awards. Most noteworthy is the Noble REMC Operation Round Up® Trust Fund, funded by consumers allowing us to round up their bill and using the combined contributions to support community organizations and projects. See the Operation Round Up web page for details.
Patronage capital refunds are one of the benefits of being a cooperative member. When Noble REMC is in a financial position to do so—as it has for many years, the member receives a refund check (typically in early December) representing the prorated amount between the actual cost of service and the margin for a given year. It is like having one share of the company. That sets us apart from investor-owned and municipal electric companies which are operated by towns or cities. Click here for the list of current or former members' names who have a patronage check due to them.
The Noble REMC Annual Meeting is the highlight of the year for many consumers. The current format has evolved over 28 years into an outdoor picnic and customer appreciation event. Good family entertainment, including kids activities, and the popular Noble County Pork Producers grilled pork burgers draw nearly 3,000 people to this two and a half hour event.
The main purpose of the annual meeting is to elect board of director members and tend to other legal matters and reports of the condition of the corporation. Members register and vote upon arrival. Directors up for election greet members as they approach. Not to be taken lightly, the board members of the corporation have a very responsible job governing the REMC.
Then annual meeting is open to current members (customers) of the REMC and their immediate family—those living within the household. Registration officially begins at 11 a.m., brief business meeting at 12:30 p.m. (lasting approximately 10-15 minutes) and the entire event wrap's up by 1:30 p.m. when the election results are announced.
The 2013 Noble REMC Annual Meeting is on Saturday, June 1 at the REMC headquarters on Weber Road in Albion.
Noble Technologies, Inc.
Noble REMC owns Noble Technologies, Inc., which is a partner in Cooperative’s Energy, LLC, d/b/a Crossroads Energy—a metered propane service with North Central Co-op. NTI also provides the highly touted Noble REMC long distance service program to thousands of customers.
Noble REMC currently has no job openings. However, here is a link to a national job search in the rural electric cooperatives.
Noble REMC is governed by a set of Bylaws. Click here to view the Bylaws.