Service center

Evergy inaugurates a new service center outside Emporia

Emporia city leaders, local legislators and Evergy administrators participated in the grand opening of the Evergy Service Center outside Emporia on Tuesday. Chuck Samples/KVOE News.

Evergy officials joined with Emporia municipal government officials to smear its new service center.

The official inauguration took place on Tuesday at the site of the new center in the 600 block of Route 180. Evergy teams now have to travel to several places to stock up, District Services Manager Rolland Trahoon II explains the benefits of having a one-stop shop. cannot be underestimated.

Emporia helped the project by providing underground infrastructure and eventually paving Route 180 between F and G. Vice Mayor Danny Giefer says this continues Evergy’s presence in and around the city.

17th District Sen. Jeff Longbine of Emporia said it would make life easier for crew members.

60th District Rep. Mark Schreiber, a former executive of Evergy’s predecessor, Westar, said lawmakers appreciate Evergy’s willingness to be proactive in meeting customer needs.

Construction is expected to begin later this spring and should be complete by spring 2023, with employees moving into the new complex by summer 2023.

The 55,000 square foot building replaces the long-standing service complex at 220 Mechanic and is more than double the size of the existing building.