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WGL celebrates headquarters 30th Anniversary

May 8, 2008

Albany -- The Albany Water Gas and Light Commission is celebrating 30-years in their downtown headquarters building.

Water Gas and Light moved into the old Gordon Hotel at 207 Pine Avenue May 1, 1978.

At the time, the Courthouse was the only Government building, and many people in the community were concerned that older buildings were being torn down.

W.G.and L. Leaders decided to refurbish the old building and started a downtown redevelopment trend that continues today. W.G.& L. Assistant General Manager Lorie Farkas said "So we are really proud we made that first big footstep 30 years ago, and we are still here."

 23 people who worked for W.G.and L. when the utility moved downtown 30 years ago still work for the utility today. W-G-and-L currently has about 300 employees.

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