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CRC Welcomes Ouachita Electric Cooperative to its Membership

Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden, Arkansas, has recently joined its membership. Ouachita Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative serving nearly 9,500 consumers.

CRC offers utilities across the country seamless contact center and alarm monitoring solutions, including call handling, line crew dispatch, CRCLink® outage communication software, and alarm monitoring. CRC now also offers outage texting services and video monitoring of substations to its membership. From outage calls to billing calls, disconnects to emergency locates and more, CRC is there for its membership 24/7/365. By partnering with CRC, members find peace of mind as well as a cost-effective solution to their call handling needs.

Mark Cayce, general manager/CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative, says working with CRC has opened the door to more options for their members. “Joining CRC gave Ouachita Electric Cooperative the opportunity to improve the quality of our afterhours calls while at the same time offering additional services that previously were unavailable,” he explained. “Members can now inquire about their bill amounts and make payments.”

Convenience to their crews was another deciding factor to go with CRC. “Our service men are able to respond faster because they have better, more accurate information from the beginning,” Cayce said. “Having our outage management system operating 24/7 allows our members and supervisors to monitor the system from anywhere. Thanks CRC.”

Chris Holt, CRC’s president and CEO, is pleased Ouachita Electric Cooperative has decided to utilize CRC’s services. “CRC employees are very dedicated to our membership and their consumers,” Holt said. “We’re happy to serve as an extension to the co-op’s office and provide value-add services to their consumers 24/7.”

About CRC
CRC is a nationwide, cooperatively owned, 24/7 contact center and central station. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased the size and scope of its operation with offices in Austin, Minn., Dunlap, Tenn., and Abilene, Texas. CRC serves over 300 members and associate members in 41 states, representing over 4.9 million consumers. Visit CRC on the web at

For more information about CRC’s services, contact Cheryl Haney, Regional Business Manager, at 800-892-1578, ext. 8707, or

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