Shoesmith makes atmosphere electric at annual Alliant Energy party

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Dick Shoesmith of Perry, a 39-year employee of Alliant Energy, joined the Alliant team Friday night for their annual Christmas-in-January party at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. Adorning the festivities was a wooden replica of Reddy Kilowatt, a branding character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the U.S. and other countries for more than 70 years. Shoesmith's grandchildren presented their grandfather with the handmade likeness of Reddy Kilowatt.

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Reddy Kilowatt

Dick Shoesmith of Perry, a 39-year employee of Alliant Energy, joined the Alliant team Friday night for their annual Christmas-in-January party at the Hotel Pattee in Perry.

Adorning the festivities was a wooden replica of Reddy Kilowatt, longtime corporate logo of Iowa Electric Light and Power Co., which later became Alliant Energy, and for many other electricity generating companies in the U.S. and abroad.

Shoesmith’s grandchildren made the likeness of Ready Kilowatt for their grandfather at the time of his retirement.

The Iowa Railway and Light Corp. incorporated in 1925 and later became known as Iowa Electric Light and Power Company. After various mergers and acquisitions in the electrical power industry, Alliant Energy emerged in 2000.

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