Archive for October, 2017

Discover Egan: Smartlift

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Designers in the glass industry are specifying larger glass units and pre-glazed windows for today’s buildings. Though aesthetically pleasing, these large pieces of glass can be extremely heavy to handle for installation. However, Egan’s InterClad team is prepared thanks to our investment in four of Smartlift’s 380 Midi’s – or as Smartlift affectionately calls it, one of its “highly efficient glazing robots.”

“The purpose of the Smartlift is to safely handle large, heavy items our tradespeople cannot on the projects where larger pieces of glass are involved,” said Tim Woolworth, Egan Company/InterClad Senior Vice President. “This helps prevent possible injuries that we are at risk for in our industry.”

Smartlift is the market leader and developer for intelligent lifting devices. Characteristics of the robot include:

  • Four suction cups to lift the large, heavy items
  • Hoist and move items up to 840 pounds (380 kg) over any surface
  • Multi-tasking capabilities: drive, hoist, extend, and tilt the attached glass unit simultaneously

A few of our projects that have utilized our Smartlifts:

  • 365 Nicollet
  • Legacy Condominiums
  • University of Minnesota Athletes Village
  • InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

The precision and safety of the Smartlift robot provides Egan an opportunity to increase accuracy and continue installing large glass units found on more and more buildings around the U.S.

Learn more about our InterClad team.

We Are Egan – Joe Trosen

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

“I really enjoy all the different customers I get to work with – from cement terminals to hospitals to snack food plants to amusement parks – the job contains a great deal of variety. You never know where the next project is going to take you.”

Meet Joe Trosen, a Controls Engineer who has been with Egan for 11 years.

Joe recently entered the ranks of fatherhood with the birth of his son, Jack, in May. “It is amazing how quickly he is growing and learning.”

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

Why We Work Safe

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A culture of safety is an intangible value of Egan Company – every project, every employee, every day. To remain safe every day takes hard work and commitment, so what is it that motivates Egan employees to work safe? Though there are A LOT of reasons, throughout the month of September employees submitted photos for our annual “Why We Work Safe” contest to tell us why they personally work safe.

From family and vacations, to pets and cool hobbies, employees shared why going home safe every day is their priority. Check out 288 reasons “Why We Work Safe”!



Monday, October 2nd, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 2, 2017) – Egan Company, a Brooklyn Park specialty contractor, announced the promotion of Mike Tengwall to Vice President. In this role, Tengwall is responsible for leading business operations for Egan’s industrial and process controls offering which includes the U.L. 508A Panel Shop and KFBatch, Egan’s concrete batching controls team.

Tengwall has over 20 years of experience in the electrical industry, with 10 of those being at Egan. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including: Electrician, Project Coordinator, Electrical Specialist, Project Manager, and Group Manager. His experience spans various industrial manufacturing facilities including Gerdau Ameristeel, Andersen Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and numerous dairy/food and beverage facilities. He graduated from Brown College with a degree in Electronics Technology.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal highlighted Tengwall’s promotion in its People on the Move feature.

About Egan Company
Egan Company is a privately-owned, specialty contractor providing building trades to general contractors, engineers, building owners, property managers, and facility engineers. Specialties include: electrical, mechanical, curtainwall/glazing/metal panels (InterClad), millwrights, building technology, controls and system integration, and 24/7 service. Egan serves every stage of a building and provides in-house expertise in planning, design and engineering, construction, and maintenance.

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