Union Telephone turns 100

MEEKER I Union Telephone Co. celebrated 100 years in business. From very humble roots, Union has grown to be one of the largest private employers in the state of Wyoming; quite an accomplishment for a small landline company that was founded in a rural ranching community of only a few hundred people.
Union Telephone’s history is rich, rugged and steeped with stories of true grit and pioneer determination. These interesting and inspiring stories are part of the fabric of the region. To celebrate this 100-year milestone, Union hosted two commemorative dinner parties. The invited guests included current and former employees, friends and business associates.
On Saturday, Union will host live radio remotes at their 13 retail store locations to celebrate the 100-year anniversary with the public. Free food and beverages will be served and several prize drawings will be conducted, along with an opportunity to win a 39-inch flat screen TV. There will also be a very special one-day only in-store promotion on Saturday, featuring the most popular smart phones on the market.
According to Brian Woody, chief customer relations officer, “The rest of the year will be punctuated with activities celebrating Union’s 100th anniversary. We are looking forward to the next 100 years being as exciting, productive and innovative as the first.”
Union Telephone Co., founded in 1914 by John D. Woody, expanded into wireless communication and data services in 1990 with the mission of becoming the premier telecommunications provider in the Rocky Mountain region. The company operates 13 retail locations and has over 25 agents serving Wyoming, Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah.