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Some work has already begun on the block of buildings that REU will call home in the next year. Manager Kendall Bear said work should pick up on the series of buildings in the next 30 days.

Rockwood Electric Utility will mark Public Power Week and kick off work on its future home with a ribbon-cutting and ground-breaking ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9.

The utility will eventually move down the street from its current location into a block that once housed Bilbrey Furniture, a radio station and Booth Funeral Home, among other businesses.

“If everything goes well I’m going to say within the next 30 days you’ll start seeing activity,” said manager Kendall Bear.