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Ameren Illinois awards utility truck to Village of Forsyth
Ameren Illinois employees and village trustees at a press event to announce that the company has awarded a bucket truck to the Village to conduct maintenance and improvement projects around the community.

Ameren Illinois presented the Village of Forsyth with the keys to a 2008 Ford truck the utility is donating to the Village.  The 40-foot aerial bucket truck was recently rotated out of the Ameren Illinois fleet.

“Ameren Illinois is committed to helping the communities we serve,” said Ron Pate, Senior Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, Ameren Illinois.  “Today, I am pleased to provide the Village of Forsyth with a truck to assist with general maintenance and improvement projects throughout the community. This is just one way we're helping to build stronger communities."

Ameren Illinois has nearly 3,300 vehicles, including trailers and equipment, in its fleet. Trucks that are rotated out of the fleet that require minimal repairs or refurbishing can be made available for donation to a local municipality or community organization.

"This truck will allow the Village to perform a multitude of tasks ourselves that we previously had to contract out," says Forsyth Mayor Marilyn Johnson.  "We'll now be able to provide better service to our residents by more efficiently working on trail and parking lot lights, trimming trees, and performing flag pole repairs.  We are grateful to Ameren Illinois for their generosity."

About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 natural gas customers in downstate Illinois, and our mission is to power the quality of life. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.