Three Border States Electric Employee-Owners Receive Patriot Award

Fargo N.D. — Three Border States Electric (BSE) employee owners received the Patriot Award from the North Dakota Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.


Tobin Spooner, Alliance Sourcing and Pricing Supervisor; Brad Alm, Sourcing Manager; and Treavor Peterson, Customer Supply Chain Manager; of BSE received the award for their efforts to support Citizen Warriors. They were recommended by First Lieutenant Maranda McDougall, Alliance Sourcing Specialist at BSE who also serves with the US Army Reserve.


“The support I’ve received at Border States allows me to focus on my current missions as a Soldier and the family I leave back home,” said McDougall. “I knew from the first day of my interview as I walked in the doors and saw the American flag hanging that it would be a good fit.”


“On behalf of Brad, Tobin, and myself, we are honored to accept this award,” said Treavor Peterson. “I would like to say a special thank you to Maranda for the nomination. The leadership that she brings day in and day out is truly outstanding and we are excited about what the future holds for her.”


BSE was also awarded the Above and Beyond Award. In connection with these awards, Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States signed a Corporate Level Statement of Support as a confirmation of their commitment to the employees they share with the military.


In presenting the Above and Beyond award to Miller, John Carlson, of the ESGR said, “Border States has demonstrated time and again they are a company which goes well above and beyond to help our men and women who serve in the guard and reserve.” See more of John’s remarks.

“At Border States we share our resources to enhance the quality of life in the communities where we live. Our employee-owners practice good citizenship. We encourage everyone to find ways to give back‹Maranda’s service and these awards demonstrates that‹it’s not a sacrifice for us to be flexible with employee-owners, like Maranda, who give so much time protecting the freedom we enjoy,” said Miller.

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