At a special event in Consumers Energy’s hometown today, employees, retirees and their families celebrated the privilege of serving customers and the State of Michigan for 125 years.
“Consumers Energy employees are grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Michigan for 125 years with electric and natural gas service,” said John Russell, president and chief executive officer. “Today, in our hometown of Jackson where our company began, we’re celebrating this history and focusing on adding value to our customers.”
Today’s events, held at the company’s One Energy Plaza headquarters in Jackson, began with a musical fanfare composed for the occasion by Dr. Bruce Brown, chair of the music department at Spring Arbor University and composer-in-residence with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra.
Entitled “Let There Be Light,” the three-minute composition was performed by members of the orchestra's brass section.
Activities also included an unveiling of a series of historical markers identifying key moments in Consumers Energy’s history.
These markers are available for public viewing and are located on the west side of the headquarters building.
In addition, a time capsule containing company-related materials provided by employees and retirees was buried, to be unearthed in 2112.