March 2, 2018 | Leif Munkel

On December 12, 2013, the Southern Pine family experienced a tragic incident that brought us all to our knees. Jeremy White’s accident will live in our minds forever, but from this tragedy came a source of strength to change our culture. In 2017, Southern Pine produced a video to tell the events of that day, and to do our part in seeing that no family has to endure the same experience. The video was shown publicly for the first time this week at the 2018 NRECA Annual Meeting. After the showing, our CEO, Jason Siegfried, addressed a crowd of cooperative leaders from around the United States, and stressed the importance of making safety an industry priority.

We lost Jeremy on January 11, 2014, but we find comfort in knowing that his story has changed our future and hopefully the future of all cooperative families.