Municipal utilities and businesses that support them have a long and often mutually-beneficial relationship.

Back in the mists of time, engine and generator manufacturers actually promoted municipal utilities. The sales pitch was that the city would get lower rates, more reliable service, and an asset by building a municipal power plant and installing the manufacturer’s engines.

As it turns out, the engine promoters were telling the telling the truth. The onus then fell on the city leaders to sell the voters on the idea of municipal power (this is a fascinating topic, but one for another day).

The fortunes of municipal utilities and many vendors remain very much connected to this day. I would like to extend my personal thanks to those companies that remain a very real help to MMUA and the state’s municipal utilities.

For members, please consider this support from our associate members as you conduct your business. For the associate members, particularly those that signal their support as an MMUA Annual Sponsor, you have my sincere thanks.  If you have a thought on how this relationship could be even more productive, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other MMUA staff member. We will do what we can to help.