GCEC breaks ground on Van Alstyne facility

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VAN ALSTYNE, Texas (KXII) -- Grayson Collin Electric Cooperative employees broke ground Thursday on a new facility.

The new headquarters will be built west of Van Alstyne, off FM 121, and should be completed in late 2017.

GCEC spokespersons said the current facility is more than 70 years old and is no longer functional. Plans are to sell it.

The company supplies power to 40,000 members in Grayson and Collin counties.

CEO David McGinnis said the new main office will be approximately 30,000 square feet. Crews are also building a warehouse in which to store equipment.

"The service to our members are going to be done more efficiently and more productively, and more reliably by having a better work space, McGinnis said.

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