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EPCOR USA Named a Phoenix Business Journal Best Place To Work

December 13, 2019
Published In: Corporate Information

​​​PHOENIX—December 13, 2019—The Phoenix Business Journal has recognized EPCOR USA Inc. (EPCOR) as a Best Place to Work in the Valley of the Sun.

This is the fifth time that EPCOR has received the award, which is designed to spotlight organizations with superior employee morale, engagement and retention. Winners are chosen on the basis of voluntary, confidential employee survey.

EPCOR creates a superior workplace by prioritizing safety, employee health and development and involvement in the communities where employees live and work.

EPCOR's 2019 strategic plan specifically focused on employee health, garnering the company recognition as a Gold Level Healthy Arizona Worksite. Other initiatives in 2019 aimed at enhancing professional development and training opportunities and fostering inclusion and diversity across the company's business units. EPCOR recognizes outstanding team member contributions through its annual Spot Awards and a prestigious President's Award program created in 2012.

Each year, EPCOR's corporate office matches funds raised through a robust, employee-led annual campaign benefiting the Valley of the Sun United Way. Additional community involvement projects support STEM education, food banks, community safety and other causes aimed at improving quality of life in the Valley.

President Joe Gysel said, "There's nothing more important than our people, and it's gratifying that our employees have continued to vote EPCOR a best place to work. We are humbled and appreciative to receive this recognition for a fifth year." 

EPCOR is among the largest private utilities in the Southwest, providing water, wastewater and natural gas service to approximately 360,000 customers across 37 communities and 15 counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. With corporate offices in Phoenix, EPCOR employs 236 people in Arizona.

For further information, please contact:

Rebecca Stenholm
Director, Public & Government Affairs
Office: (623) 445-2424
Cell: (602) 390-5662

Forward-looking information  

Certain information in this news release is forward-looking within the meaning of Canadian securities laws as it relates to anticipated financial performance, events or strategies. When used in this context, words such as "will", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "intend", "target" and "expect" or similar words suggest future outcomes. The purpose of forward-looking information is to provide investors with management's assessment of future plans and possible outcomes and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information in this news release includes expectations regarding the timing of regulatory approval of the acquisition. 

These statements are based on the assumptions and analyses made by the company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as actual results could differ materially from the plans, expectations, estimates or intentions expressed in the forward looking statements. Except as required by law, EPCOR disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason.


Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, EPCOR USA's wholly owned subsidiaries build, own and operate water and wastewater and natural gas facilities and infrastructure in the southwestern United States. EPCOR USA provides water, wastewater and natural gas service to approximately 665,000 people across 44 communities and 15 counties in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

About EPCOR Utilities Inc.

EPCOR, through its subsidiaries, builds, owns and operates electrical, natural gas and water transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary and stormwater systems, and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company also provides electricity, natural gas and water products and services to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, is an Alberta Top 70 employer. EPCOR's website address is 

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