Archive for June, 2018

Video Series: We Are Egan Glassworkers

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

One source, infinite solutions

We’re showcasing our diverse services and capabilities though a digital video series. Eight of our trades have been highlighted thus far — and the remaining trades are coming!

This month we are featuring our Glassworkers. Take a minute to watch and learn more about our curtainwall and panel expertise.

And, in case you’ve missed any of our previously featured trades, all of them can be found here: Millwrights, Iron Workers, Glaziers, Pipefitters, Limited Energy Technicians, Sheet Metal Workers, and Controls Electricians.

Maximizing Fire Protection Systems

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

A key role in protecting your building in the event of a fire is a proper fire protection system. Egan Company provides fire and smoke damper inspections per code requirements and can work with you to keep your facility in compliance with local and state building codes.

Our in-house team of fire technicians, sheet metal workers, pipefitters, and electricians work together installing, inspecting, and maintaining fire/smoke dampers everyday throughout Minnesota.

Are you overdue for a test? Inspection and testing of fire dampers, smoke dampers, and combination fire/smoke dampers are required to be completed one year after installation. After the one year mark, fire/smoke dampers must be tested and inspected every four years – except hospitals which have a six year frequency.

Egan’s fire and smoke damper inspection services include:

  • Locating and operating (i.e. actuate) all fire dampers and smoke dampers in your facility, removing and resetting the fusible link to verify the damper fully closes
  • Marking the location of the dampers on drawings; AutoCAD plotting available
  • Manually activating electric smoke dampers and pneumatic smoke dampers to ensure that the actuator is operable and to verify it fully closes
  • Egan will provide a final report listing all code required information: location of damper, damper number, whether the damper passed or failed, and detailed reason for failure
  • Repair quotes will be provided at the completion of the inspection


Monday, June 25th, 2018

Through an aggressive commitment to ongoing safety training, education, and resource investments, we believe achieving ZERO INJURIES is possible today and in the future.

Find out how Egan maintains and promotes safety accountability:

Q: How can we better hold each other accountable to achieve zero injuries? 

A: “We can help hold each other accountable by constantly looking out for each other, pointing out unsafe actions, and unsafe situations in the workplace or on jobsites. By continuing to hold each other to a high standard of safety, we can achieve our safety goals.”  — Sean Moore, Control Panel Technician




Q: What would achieving zero injuries mean to Egan?

A: “Achieving zero injuries allows Egan to be even more competitive in our marketplace. And, overall it would be exciting to reach such a great safety milestone.” — Jon Kroening, Electrical Field Leader


Monday, June 18th, 2018

Our people are equipped with knowledge and skills to perform their jobs safely — And, feel empowered with a personal responsibility to ensure the safety of those around them.

Find out how Egan maintains and promotes safety action:

Q: As a Field Leader, how do you continuously maintain safety on the jobsite?

A: “Requiring and enforcing our crews to wear 100% PPE [Personal Protection Equipment] at all times is always first and foremost in maintaining safety. We also follow all OSHA standards, Egan guidelines, and make sure our crew never overextends themselves. We promote using carts, lifts, or whatever is needed to assure the job stays safe.”  — Jim Drummond, Plumber Field Leader



Q: How do you empower your crew to speak up if they see unsafe work happening? 

A: “Egan’s safety practices, as well as the General Contractor’s, make it easy for us to solve most safety issues. However, if there is ever a situation where a crew member doesn’t feel comfortable, I remind them to walk away and bring it to my attention. We always stress that each person is most responsible for their own safety.” — Tim McKie, Electrical Field Leader


Safety Performance Recognized as Exceptional

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Safety is a part of who we are at Egan Company. We do more than just embrace it – we are dedicated to living it and breathing it every day in our offices, shops, and jobsites.

For more than 10 years, we’ve been awarded multiple Governor’s Safety Awards by the Minnesota Safety Council for this commitment to workplace safety and health. And, this year proves to be no different.

Egan recently received five Meritorious Achievement Awards. These awards recognize incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation program scale.

Egan was one of approximately 280 Minnesota companies recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon this year. To read more about the evaluation scorecard and award categories visit Minnesota Safety Council’s website.



Monday, June 11th, 2018

We’ve worked hard to create and maintain a culture that fosters the highest level of safety consciousness on our jobsites, shops, and offices. Egan chooses to work safely every day.

Find out how Egan maintains and promotes safety awareness:

Q: How do you make sure all employees on your jobsite are aware of the importance of our safety culture?

A: “Each morning we talk through safety challenges, and as a team we come up with the best plan to ensure we all stay safe. Egan’s Safety team has also done specific training on our jobs, and we’ve had equipment companies show us how to properly and safely operate their lift equipment. It’s clear that safety is a part of everything we do.”  — Mike Kush, InterClad Field Leader


Q: What is one way every Egan employee can contribute toward achieving zero injuries?

A: “Always be aware of your surroundings and anticipate possible safety challenges before they happen. Working in this industry involves risks to not only ourselves, but also to the public and others around us, so having awareness to recognize these risks is highly important.”  — Todd Grandt, ATS Project Manager