Effective today, properties of the Deshutes Power & Light Co. and the Bend Ice Co. go under the direct control of the Pacific Power & Light Co., resulting in a change of name for the local companies and subsidiary units in Redmond, Prineville, Madras, Culver and Metolius according to an announcement this morning from L. R. Sheely, general manager of the Central Oregon power plants.
The change in name of the midstate properties will no result in any change of policies or personnel, it is explained by Sheeley. Other companies involved in the name change are the Sherman Electric Co., the Enterprise Electric Co., the Grangeville Electric Power & Light Co., and the Yakima Central Heating Co. Placing of the various companies under the operating organization will result in a number of economies, it is explained.
Change of the name of the Bend company is the second effective here in recent years. A year ago last August, Bend Power & Light Co. was changed to the Deschutes Power & Light Co. In the future the local company will be known as the Pacific Power & Light Co.
The Pacific Power & Light Co. has been the operating company in Bend for a number of years, taking over Bend Power & Light in 1923. The Deschutes Power Co. was taken over in 1926.
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