This Day in Dayton, 20 February

In February 1987, a territorial dispute over electrical service to SIA threatened to delay work on the Subaru-Isuzu auto plant. Most of the auto plant lay in the Tipmont REMC service area, but SIA petitioned to get power instead from Public Service Indiana. During hearings on the request, a representative of the joint venture asserted that PSI had “technical expertise and [an] existing relationship with Subaru-Isuzu.” PSI had been involved in meetings with SIA and the State in the early stages of the negotiations, before the final decision was made public. Tipmont insisted on its right to supply the power. A decision was being expedited in order to avoid a delay in the construction. (“Auto plant wants power from PSI,” Journal and Courier, 20 February 1987)

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