Archive for April, 2024

EGAN COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW ELECTRICAL PREFABRICATION FACILITY IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA 

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

ROCHESTER, MN (April 25, 2024) – Egan Company, a specialty contractor and systems integrator, announced the construction of a new prefabrication facility in Kasson, Minn. The facility is expected to be completed and operational by January 2025.

Recognizing a need to support growth, the 40,000 square foot facility will meet the growing demand of Egan’s electrical prefabrication business and provide additional warehouse space. Egan’s current prefabrication operation is located within its Rochester facility.

“We’re thrilled to be adding to our Southern Minnesota footprint in the growing city of Kasson,” said Brian Harren, Egan Company Vice President of Electrical Engineering. “Kasson’s location provides an ideal hub for our expansion. Many of Egan’s current team members call Kasson and the surrounding communities home, bringing a deep understanding and knowledge of the area to Egan. As Egan grows, we’re looking forward to creating new job opportunities for the area.”

The facility will prefabricate various electrical components, assemblies, and systems that are utilized in many Egan projects throughout the Midwest. Egan has additional offices in Champlin and Rochester, Minn., and a new location in Cary, N.C.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for May 13, 2024.

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. For more information about Egan Company, visit www.eganco.com.

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Angela Schmidt Marketing Communication Manager arschmidt@eganco.com // 763-504-3471

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

April is National Volunteer Month, and Egan is taking the time to recognize what it means to be a corporate citizen throughout Minnesota. Part of building our communities means participating in opportunities outside of the work week, through volunteering and partnering with local organizations who help make a difference in the community around us. 

By regularly volunteering our time with local nonprofits and organizations, we  are able to help contribute even more to our neighborhoods. 

In the last year, Egan has volunteered with the following organizations:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Bikes4Kids
  • Fishing for Life
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Channel One
  • Flags for Fort Snelling
  • Walk for Animals
  • Memorial Blood Centers
  • Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic
  • Community Emergency Assistance Programs Food Drive 
  • Toys for Tots

Egan’s purpose statement is, “with passion and pride, we build better lives and communities – together.” This goes beyond the jobsite, regularly providing volunteer opportunities for our team to give back to our communities and make a lasting impact.

What is the Purpose of an RPZ Valve?

Friday, April 19th, 2024

Sometimes, the smallest piece of equipment can make all the difference in the quality and safety of your facility. The water supply in commercial buildings is often protected by a reduced pressure zone (RPZ) valve, set up to prevent backflow of contaminated water into your clean, potable water. By installing an RPZ valve in your plumbing system, you can rest assured that you will have accessible clean water 24/7. 

ENSURING SAFE WATER SUPPLY

The primary purpose of an RPZ valve is to prevent the backflow of contaminated water into your potable water supply. Throughout plumbing and sewage systems, certain amounts of pressure are required to maintain proper flow of water. If pressure drops, non-potable water that contains various chemicals or other contaminants can potentially pass through back into clean water supplies. By creating a physical barrier between potable water and possible contaminants, you can keep your employees, guests, and your facility safe. 

IS YOUR PLUMBING SYSTEM IN COMPLIANCE?

RPZ valves and other safeguards  are becoming required more and more throughout cities, counties, and states, to help ensure the health and safety of anyone using water in your facility. Installation of RPZ valves is necessary, as is regular maintenance. 

Egan Company’s team of plumbing service professionals can visit your facility and install the right equipment and conduct regular annual maintenance on your RPZ valves. We can check that your backflow stoppage is working properly and your RPZ valves are well-maintained. In doing so, you’ll maintain compliance with the State of Minnesota, and you’ll find peace of mind that your potable water supply is safe. Remember, it is always better to schedule preventive maintenance rather than emergency service, but no matter which you need for your commercial and industrial plumbing, Egan Company can help. 

Community Building in Action

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Approximately 1 in 4 Minnesotans are housing cost burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on housing. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity actively work to reduce housing disparities and support low-income families find housing throughout the Twin Cities and the United States. 

Recently, Egan Company employees put their hard hats on for a good cause, helping build a duplex home for local families in St. Paul. The work included installing flooring and siding, painting, and filling in nail holes. 

Egan regularly volunteers our time and skills by partnering with local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to help make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work. 

“I often look for ways to give back,” said Paul Hackbarth, Egan Company Electrician. “I can give back through opportunities like Habitat for Humanity. I have been blessed, so now I can be a blessing to others.”