PORT HURON, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY has
reached its 250,000-customer milestone. The company is celebrating this
accomplishment with special activities at each of its five business offices.
Pleased with the company's growth, Carl Porter, Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer, said, "We have much to celebrate. SEMCO ENERGY GAS
COMPANY is adding new customers at over twice the annual rate of the natural
gas industry average. In 1998 alone, we installed over 7,200 meters."
The festivities, which will celebrate all SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
customers, will be held tomorrow, April 6. Customers are invited to visit
their local office to receive a commemorative souvenir (while supplies last),
meet company officials and enjoy light refreshments as part of the
The business offices are open from 8 to 5 each weekday.
Kraig and Nancy Hohf of Marysville, Michigan were chosen at random as the
honorary 250,000th customer. They will participate in the festivities along
with company officials at Port Huron's Lapeer Road office. In appreciation
for their participation, the Hohf family will receive a natural gas grill,
which will be installed by SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY.
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, a subsidiary of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SMGS), distributes natural gas to 250,000 residential, commercial and
industrial customers in Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., a diversified energy services and infrastructure
company, also owns SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, which acquires and operates business
involved in pipeline engineering and quality assurances services, construction
services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage
businesses in Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee,
Texas and Wisconsin.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Jr. of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, 810-987-2200, ext. 4186, or fax, 810-989-4098