Archive for the ‘Company News’ Category

Egan Company Breaks Ground on New Prefabrication Facility

Monday, May 13th, 2024

The building of a new prefabrication facility is underway for Egan Company after a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Kasson, Minn. 

Meeting the growing demand of Egan’s Electrical teams, this new facility will enable projects to be streamlined and completed with increased safety, quality, and consistency with “value add” advantages for our customers. The facility will prefabricate various electrical components, assemblies, and systems that are utilized in Egan projects throughout the country.

With the  additional 40,000 square foot prefabrication facility, Egan Company continues to grow and expand its presence throughout Minnesota. The general contractor on the project is Knutson Construction. Egan will self-perform the mechanical, electrical, exterior storefront and interior conference room glass, and low-voltage work on the new facility. The building is expected to be completed and operational by 2025. 

Those in attendance included members from the Kasson Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Administration, Knutson Construction, and Egan Company leaders and employees who will be moving to the facility. The local ABC affiliate, KAALTV, was also in attendance covering the event.

Access Real-Time Service Information with Egan Portal

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Committed to offering an exceptional experience, Egan Company launched a new Portal that offers real-time access to facility data, including invoices, recent payments, and service/maintenance appointments. With this online tool, Egan’s customers can view and access:

  • Billing Details
  • Upcoming Service Appointments
  • Request Service
  • Current Maintenance Contracts
  • Key Contact Information (field technicians, account managers, project managers)

A self-service billing option allows for managing open invoices, viewing payment history, and submitting online payments through credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). The online tool also enables customers to request 24/7 facility service and send feedback.

Current Egan customers can log into the portal on a desktop or mobile device using a primary email address already shared with Egan, or connect with their service account representative. Questions about Egan’s customer portal, or interested in how you can access your account? Contact us!

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.

# # #

Media Contact:  

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

Celebrating Women in Construction Week 2024

Friday, March 15th, 2024

National Women in Construction Week 2024 took place March 3-9. During this week, many organizations held events to share appreciation, celebrate diversity, and facilitate connections in the A/E/C industry. Egan Company employees participated in a number of local events throughout the week, where they grew professionally and took time to appreciate how past generations of women in the industry have opened doors for the current and future workforce. 

Personal Safety On and Off the Jobsite

What better way to kick off WIC Week than with a self-defense class? A few Egan leaders learned the art of self-defense at the McGough-hosted safety class where participants learned about personal safety both on and off the jobsite.

Egan Company Employee Recognition

Celebrating the women who make up Egan was top of mind during WIC Week, as we held a lunch and also made personal calls to recognize the efforts and contributions they make every day. Egan also announced the commitment to its new women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) dedicated to supporting and advocating for women at Egan Company and in the industry.

Exploring Pathways to Construction Apprenticeships

The future is bright for women looking to break into a career in the trades! Promoting growth in the industry and opening up pathways for people of all backgrounds to find a career in construction starts with us, those who are here now. Hosted by Women in NECA and Future Leaders, attendees learned about the future of apprenticeships in the industry. 

Three-Phase Jobsite Tour and Rosies and Robbies of the Rail Events

Mid-week, Egan employees attended multiple events throughout the Twin Cities. Downtown Minneapolis, Egan met up with the project management team at Kraus-Anderson to take a tour of a three-phase construction project, including the demolition and rebuild of Minneapolis Fire Department No. 1, a low-rise apartment building, and a high-rise apartment building of which Egan’s InterClad team worked.

Then, a few Egan team members attended a collaborative round table event in Hopkins, hosted by Lunda/CS McCrossan. The theme of the discussion was “what works, what doesn’t, what hasn’t been tried yet”. It was a thought-provoking discussion that had the team thinking more about the future of the industry at Egan!

Coffee & Conversation

Wrapping up the week with networking and breakfast at an event hosted by JE Dunn! Egan had the opportunity to connect with some of the great minds in the industry at a delightful networking event, which offered plenty of insights and ideas for us to bring back to our teams. 

Creating Opportunities for the Future

Women in Construction Week is designed to celebrate the past while finding ways to improve the future for people of all backgrounds within the construction industry. Women make up approximately 10% of the construction workforce, and by creating more opportunities and opening doors, we can see that number increase and find ways to support women looking to blaze a career for themselves and others. 

New NFPA 70B Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Monday, March 11th, 2024

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regularly provides updates to guidelines concerning safe practices and maintenance protocols. Egan Company’s ongoing commitment to safety in all aspects of our work entails reviewing such guidelines and aligning our practices to ensure our people, customers, and equipment is safe and up-to-code. 

The new NFPA 70B guidelines outline new requirements for preventative maintenance of electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment in various settings. By following these guidelines, Egan can continue to create safe work environments and keep our employees, our customers, and the general public safe. 

WHAT ARE THE NFPA 70B REGULATIONS?

The updated NFPA guidelines include updated language, marking a shift from a manufacturer’s recommendation of maintenance to noting an Electrical Maintenance Plan (EMP) is a formal plan facilities shall have in place moving forward. This new verbiage focuses on preventing risks or injuries through regular equipment maintenance, personnel training, and accurate documentation. Egan will begin following these recommendations in our work with customers who are receiving system upgrades and services. Many local and national electrical codes require adherence to 70B guidelines, and Egan is happy to provide further education and assistance in bringing your facility up-to-date. 

  • Program development and implementation: establishing a systematic maintenance program tailored to the specific needs of the facility.
  • Maintenance procedures: detailed instructions for inspecting, testing, cleaning, lubricating, and repairing various electrical equipment.
  • Testing and diagnostics: identifying potential problems through electrical testing and diagnostic techniques.
  • Documentation and recordkeeping: recording maintenance activities and test results for future reference and analysis.
  • Team training: ensuring the team responsible for electrical equipment maintenance are adequately trained and qualified.

SAFETY FIRST. SAFETY ALWAYS.

Safety is at the heart of everything we do at Egan Company. Our electricians, service technicians, and account managers are keeping up-to-date with the latest safety guidelines from the NFPA and other organizations to ensure that wherever we go, safety follows. Bringing the NFPA 70B guidelines to our customers will help maintain the lifespan of your equipment, the safety of your buildings, and the quality of your facilities and operations. Bring your facility up to NFPA 70B standards and keep your buildings safe and sound. Questions on NFPA 70B or other electrical code requirements? Egan can help!

Safety Measures Add Up

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

“Safety first” is more than just a saying at Egan Company. It is a foundational belief that paves the way for great work, successful projects, and most importantly, the health and safety of our team. In 2023, Egan renewed our commitment to safety by prioritizing the core value and putting it first each and every day. 

This enhanced focus on safety resulted in our lowest recordable incident rate in Egan history: 1.27 (down from 1.95 in 2022). We are proud to be significantly below the industry average, thanks to the hard work of our employees. This number represents a number of things: the amount of injuries recorded throughout the year, the impact of incidents per hours worked, and of course, the hard work that goes into minimizing risks on the job site and reducing workplace injuries. Achieving a record-low incident rate required a daily commitment by every team and every individual, whether they were working from home, in the office, or on job sites. This number shows that our efforts pay off, and a future with zero workplace incidents is possible. 

HOW WE PUT SAFETY FIRST

Every day, Egan employees show up to work dedicated to the task at-hand and the safety of themselves, their colleagues, and their environment. By taking time to put safety first, we were able to do better work and go home safely.

This was done in a number of ways:

Daily Safety Planning – Before beginning work each morning on job sites, our crews participated in Daily Safety Planning, which outlined the day ahead and discussed potential hazards, risks, and considerations for teams to be aware of. Starting the day with a focus on safety helps set the tone and establish expectations on the job site.  

Toolbox Talks – Each week, Egan field leaders conduct “Toolbox Talks,” sharing important company updates and messages to their teams. Included in these weekly updates are important safety reminders and focuses, which often center around specific safety tips, equipment handling, or other necessary safety messaging.

Safety Lunches – Hard work does not go unrewarded. Teams who went injury free in a month during 2023 were recognized with a lunch. This helped reinforce our initiatives and reward the efforts made by each team throughout the year. 

Safety Absolutes – Through 11 specific messages, Egan has established non-negotiable safety expectations for every employee to follow. These absolutes are guiding principles for how we can ensure safety in everything that we do.

Individual and Team Efforts – Each team member, whether they work in the field, in the office, at home, or anywhere in between, plays a part in creating a safe work environment. We all contribute to a culture of safety and teamwork everywhere we go. 

STRIVING FOR ZERO INJURIES

While Egan achieved a record-low incident rate in 2023, our goal is zero injuries. We are continuing to work together to meet that goal and ensure every team member can go home at the end of the work day without injuries or near-misses. Everything adds up on the jobsite and in the office to lead to zero injuries and a safe work environment. 

“It’s inspiring to reflect on our achievements throughout 2023,” said Reid Romer, Egan Company Safety Director. “For the past 18 months, we’ve shifted our mindset to integrate safety and risk assessment into how we pursue, plan, and execute work. When we  manage our risk well on the front end, the results will follow. The result is a signal that we are building a strong balance between safety, quality, and production. This is important because safety is our leading core value. Our industry and customers are elevating their standards, so leading with safety is necessary to be sustainable. We’re on the cusp of what we’d consider best-in-class performance within our industry. It is the leadership within our organization, from our CEO to field leaders, that contribute to our culture of safety and instill that value in everyone who wears an Egan hard hat.” 

RECAPPING EGAN’S 2023 SHAREHOLDER GIVING

Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Rounding out 2023 with our annual week of giving capped off a great year. Egan’s shareholders connected with local groups, nonprofits, and organizations in December with charitable donations to help positively impact the communities in which we live and work. From children’s hospitals and healthcare facilities to local food banks and everything in between, the following causes were selected by the Egan team as organizations that align with our purpose and values:

Check out the great work that these organizations are doing for our communities on their sites!

EGAN COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION IN NORTH CAROLINA

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

RALEIGH, NC – Egan Company, a specialty contractor and systems integrator with headquarters in Champlin, Minn., announced its expansion to North Carolina.

With its long standing relationships with customers in Cary, Egan’s Industrial Controls business is onboarding local team members to support and serve new and ongoing projects.

“We’re excited for this opportunity in North Carolina. Over the last year, we noticed a shift in the market with an increased need to support new projects,” said Grant Price, Egan Company Vice President of Industrial Controls. “We remain dedicated to our valued, long-time customer relationships and are looking forward to extending our reach and services to new customers in the region.”

Egan’s business in Cary provides system integration engineering services to food, beverage, and manufacturing industries.

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.

# # #

Media Contact:  

Angela Schmidt

Marketing Communication Manager

arschmidt@eganco.com  //  763-504-3471

Sharing Egan’s Expertise At Southeastern Food Processors Association

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Discussing the benefits of automation control, Egan Company Controls Engineer, Morgan Barth presented during a breakout presentation at the 2023 Southeastern Food Processors Association (SFPA) Annual Convention. 

Barth discussed the challenges facing the industry today, noting that the key benefits of automating food processing include lower operating costs, enhanced safety, minimized human error, data-driven insights, and compliance with regulations. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session where attendees were able to pose their questions to Barth.

The food processing industry is facing a number of challenges, including the need to produce safe, affordable, and sustainable food. The future of food processing will be transformed by new technologies and the growing demand for personalized food products.

For more information on controls, visit our Controls page.

EGAN COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW LEADER IN ROCHESTER

Friday, September 29th, 2023

ROCHESTER, MN – Egan Company, a local specialty contractor and systems integrator, announced the promotion of Todd VerNess as Business Group Manager. In this leadership role, VerNess is responsible for overseeing operations and direction for Egan’s business in Southern Minnesota.

“We are excited to have Todd leading our business in Rochester,” said James Ford, Egan Company President & CEO. “We have a very strong and established team in this market, and with Todd’s experience and people-focused leadership style, we are looking forward to continuing to grow our presence in Southern Minnesota.” 

VerNess joined Egan in early 2023 with over 20 years of experience in the electrical and low voltage industry. He was previously in leadership roles at ArchKey/Parsons Electric and All Systems Installation. VerNess holds a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University.  

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.

# # #

Media Contact:
Angela Schmidt
Marketing Communications Manager
arschmidt@eganco.com  //  763-504-3471