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New AEP service center opens up on the south side

Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 23:35:46-05

AEP Texas opened a new Service Center on the south side of the city.  The electric utility company held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony this morning.  Close to 130 guests showed up to support the company and celebrate.

“Today we dedicate this beautiful new service center in Corpus Christi,” said AEP Texas president and chief operating officer, Judith E. Talavera. “We are proud that AEP Texas is based in Corpus Christi and we are excited to add to the city’s growth and future with this new facility.”

The new state of the art facility is 95,000 square feet and sits on a 22-acre site located at 6024 Crosstown Expressway.  President and CEO for AEP-Texas, Judith Talavera, says the building is designed to be highly energy efficient and is able to withstand a category 5 hurricane and storm winds.

Before the new building, employees were located at three different buildings that were much smaller.

“This new location replaces two facilities – the Lipan Service Center and the Southside Office – and brings together the majority of the line and service crews, as well as support staff who work in the Corpus Christi area, into one location,” Tom Coad, vice president of Distribution Region Operations said. “This centralized location is strategically located and offers us plenty of room for expansion and future growth if needed.”

Also, a new Service Center is currently under construction and is expected to be completed this summer in Aransas Pass.