The Tri-County Technical College Foundation has named Itron Incorporated the 2013 recipient of its Philanthropist of the Year award. The global technology company for the utility industry operates a plant at West Union. The award is the Tech foundation’s highest and most prestigious and is reserved for individuals, foundations, companies, trusts, organizations and others who’ve made significant financial contributions to the foundation to support the college. Over the past 25 years, Itron has given more than $186 thousand to the foundation. Mike Worley, Itron Operations Manager, accepted the award.