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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 11, 2010 — Demonstrating its commitment to partnering with the communities it serves, Southern California Edison (SCE) has moved into its newest facility at Innovation Village, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The 126,000-square-foot facility is now home to nearly 450 SCE employees, the majority from the company’s engineering department.
“We are very excited to be here and begin what we hope is a lasting partnership with Cal Poly Pomona at Innovation Village,” said Cecil R. House, SCE senior vice president, safety, operations support and chief procurement officer. “We look forward to sharing and learning from the Cal Poly community of educators and students.”
Having nearly 450 employees working in Pomona will help SCE mentor and recruit students as future employees, as well as grow partnership opportunities between SCE’s engineering department and the university’s engineering program.
“Southern California Edison is pleased to be collaborating with the university’s College of Engineering to develop a curriculum in power engineering,” said David Mead, SCE vice president, Engineering and Technical Services. “In addition, we’re also creating opportunities for students to learn from our team of skilled and experienced engineers.”
The employees relocated to Pomona will help put money into the local economy, from patronizing restaurants to gas stations.
SCE currently is building a second facility in the second phase of Innovation Village, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2011.
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.