Archive for August, 2016

PrairieCare Awarded Top Project Honors

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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PrairieCare opened a new location in Brooklyn Park in September 2015, filling a need for pediatric mental health care in Minnesota’s North Metro. The building is a cheerful example of modern design – with calming rooms, living quarters, and treatment and office spaces.

Egan Company was given a Design/Build role to install a vast network of communications, lighting, security, and power systems throughout the facility.  This integration of form and function made PrairieCare – Brooklyn Park one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2015. Congratulations to PrairieCare and RJ Ryan Construction on this achievement!

Read the news article here

End of the Road for Analog Communications

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It’s often said that change is the only constant – this is never truer than with technology.  By January 2017, it’ll be the end of the road for 2G service for communications systems, and the phase-out of analog in favor of digital platforms is currently underway. Continuing to use “Plain Old Telephone Service” (POTS) for systems could result in connectivity losses and intermittent communication fails.

Change however, is not without reward.  Some of the advantages to upgrading to IP, cellular or radio are:

  • Immediate return on investment – no monthly line costs for systems
  • Accurate monitoring and diagnostics – connection checks frequently throughout
    the day, rather than once every 24 hours
  • Little time commitment – The upgrade can be completed in one day

As the digital phase-in grows, it may be beneficial to plan your analog exit sooner rather than later to avoid interruptions.

Doing What Matters – packing food for those in need

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

2016_MATTERFoodPacking_195_EditWe have the fastest food packers in the Twin Cities! Partnering with the nonprofit organization Matter, six teams of Egan employees competed to beat hunger and pack the most boxes of food. Multiple heats were held with some twists thrown in to keep things interesting, like having to stand on one foot or linking arms with a partner at all times.

The grand total at the end of the day was 530 boxes packed, totaling over 2,600 meals for local families in need! The Blue Team packed the most boxes, and the Black Team won craziest outfits.

Matter is a nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health, which includes medical aid and healthy food. Thanks to Matter for offering such a great service to the community!