Archive for September, 2016

Safety Milestones – September 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Over the past few weeks Egan has celebrated a few safety milestones:

  • 10 years! Our Service Garage team recently celebrated 3,650 days injury free!
  • The Egan team on the Grand Casino-Mille Lacs expansion was recognized and selected as the Safety Crew of the month.
  • Matt Tembruell, Egan Company Plumbing Field Leader, was recognized as this month’s Safety Champion at the Grand Casino-Hinckley expansion.
  • Jason Lindula, Egan Company Safety Coordinator, spoke at the 2016 Safety Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. He shared tips and techniques on how companies can ensure a top-down leadership approach to safety.

Thank you, everyone, for continuing Egan’s safety commitment on all jobsites, in all shops, and in all offices!

Together, Safety Brings Us Home.

Competing to Help Those in our Community

Friday, September 30th, 2016

2016-BloodDriveFall (36)A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, and in this case, helped save lives in our community! Partnering with Memorial Blood Center, two Bloodmobiles parked in Egan’s Brooklyn Park and Champlin office parking lots and the two offices competed to see who would have the most donors.

A total of 56 employees donated blood throughout the morning on September 30, 2016. But the lucky winners with four more donors than the other office, and the proud winners of the Egan Company Blood Drive Trophy went to the Champlin office with 29 total donors! Together, Egan gave the gift of life to those in need.

Memorial Blood Centers is a Minnesota-based, independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood, state-of-the-art laboratory services, and biomedical expertise to area hospitals and clinics.

Future of Buildings Has Arrived

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Installation at Wells Fargo Towers in "East Town"Much of pop culture’s imagination of the future includes homes and buildings that perform tasks automatically, often without having to lift a finger. Lights that can sense occupancy, temperatures that are always just right, and building security without having to turn a key in a lock – these all sound like something from The Jetsons. But this is the reality in the newly developed “East Town” area of Minneapolis.

The arrival of U.S. Bank Stadium brought with it the opportunity to enhance the surrounding blocks with a common green space, multi-family housing, light rail transit service, and a 1.1 million square foot blend of beauty and brains: sleek architecture run by a cutting edge Intelligent Building Network – the Wells Fargo Towers.

With an intelligent system architecture provided by Egan Company as an automation backbone, the two buildings are connected by a network platform that controls building automation, lighting control, sound masking, and all mechanical systems.

“Egan’s prowess in systems integration has added much-needed confidence and expertise to a complicated project. The project team has exceeded expectations in design, coordination, and field operations alike,” said Mike Beadle, Ryan Companies Project Manager. “Egan has been, and will continue to be, my first choice in the industry to deliver reliable, intuitive building management and intelligent building solutions.”

DEast 4-2015Wells Fargo employees now have an intuitive comfort control system that monitors security and adjusts lighting and temperature as a room becomes occupied. Behind the scenes, building operators have access to extensive real-time analytics for all systems, providing an immediate way to evaluate performance and efficiency and make adjustments if needed. This keeps the energy usage on track, provides high indoor air quality, and efficiency of water.

These things, along with the design, location, and access to public transportation, helped earn the project a LEED Platinum Certification.

“This project has raised the bar company-wide for future builds,” said Jeff Sowden, Egan Company Senior Account Manager. “Intelligent buildings are the future and we couldn’t be more excited to do the next one.”

Project Team: Wells Fargo, Ryan Companies, EDS

Services Provided: Intelligent Building Network architecture, building automation system.

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We are Egan – Paul Hartman

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

09 - 2016 Paul Hartman“I would like to give recognition to all Egan [field crews] – from pre-apprentices to the field leaders. They all show up every day with a great attitude, work hard, and a willingness to learn and share their knowledge.”

Meet Paul Hartman, an Electrical Field Leader who has been with Egan for 9 years.

“Egan is blessed to have a such high quality individuals on their team. They are what help keep such strong relationships with all of the contractors that hire us to perform work.”

Fun fact: When Paul isn’t spending quality time with his family camping, boating or hiking, he is giving back to the community. He’s a Sunday School Teacher at his church and also coordinates outings for physically-challenged members of Capable Partners.

Our company is shaped by who we are, not just what we do. Together, we are Egan.

Drain Clogs Happen – Don’t Let It Interrupt Your Operations

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Keep your operations flowing without interruption

Clogs happen, but they don’t need to slow down your business operations

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If you manage buildings, ensuring your drains are clear is messy business. But with routine cleaning, you shouldn’t have to worry about costly drain clogs.

With Egan Company’s customized preventative maintenance plans, we’ll regularly dispatch a trained technician with camera inspection equipment to ensure your drains – and mind – are always clear.

But don’t take it from us – here’s what one of our customers said.

Mike really helped me out with an oil leak from one of a trucks that ended up in our sump and trench drain in the loading dock at Centennial Lakes Office Park. Mike was able to get the sump pumped out and the trench drain cleaned out that day. Mike did a great job for us in this emergency situation that, not only saved us money, but avoided additional impact and problems from the oil spill.

– Chief Engineer, Centennial Lakes Office Park

Egan Golfers Tee Off

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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Over 150 Egan employees and business partners participated in Egan’s Biennial Employee Golf Outing on September 10 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Andover, Minn. With perfect weather all day, 38 teams played in the scramble in hopes of winning the grand prize – bragging rights!

Thank you to the generous sponsors and business partners, specifically our two tournament sponsors, Beaupre and NYCO, who helped make the day possible. Thank you also to all the sponsors who donated prizes for all Egan employees to receive. New this year, a grand prize raffle drawing was held with the top donated prizes. Congratulations to the 17 lucky winners of the top prizes!

Check out the photos on our Company Facebook page.

Egan Tackles Crohn’s and Colitis

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

IMG_1835Egan’s C&C Defeaters were ready for some football at the A Touch of Football for Crohn’s and Colitis event! Hosted at U.S. Bank Stadium, a team of 14 Egan employees were invited to play flag football with other recreational and competitive teams.

Many of the teams were companies that helped contribute to the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, including Mortenson Construction and Ames Construction.

Although Egan didn’t win in the recreational league, all money raised was used to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions that affect 1.6 million Americans.

Why We Work Safe – Photo Contest

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

SafetyPhotoContestENDOver 180 employees submitted 324 photos during August’s safety photo contest – Why We Work Safe! Employees were encouraged to show each other what it is that makes them work safely both on and off the job.

The photos represented family, friends and neighborhood gatherings, vacations, hobbies like boating, gardening, fishing, and hunting, and other events that drives them to work safely so they can go home at the end of each day.

The winners of the contest won an evening at a Twins game with a guest and Jim Malecha, Egan Company President & CEO, and Duane Hendricks, Egan Company Chief Operating Officer.

Check out the photos on our Company Facebook page!