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Soaking up the Sun with Renewable Energy

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

The U.S. solar industry continues to grow and Egan Company has found a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last few years. Whether you’re like Sheryl Crow and looking to “Soak Up The Sun”, businesses are taking advantage of this natural resource through solar panels.

Businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact, save money, and/or improve their energy independence should consider investing in solar power.


The world continues to shift toward renewable energy, and one of the most promising sources is solar power. Solar energy is clean, renewable, and abundant. In recent years, many large solar projects have been completed around the U.S., and they continue to be developed at a rapid pace in our local markets.

This uptick in renewables is often attributed to solar energy becoming more efficient and affordable to harness. Similarly, panels can be placed anywhere the sun shines. Commercial solar energy systems can be installed as a ground mount system or a rooftop system; they can range in size from small systems that power a single office to large installations utilized by power companies for residential and commercial customers. All of these systems generate electricity from sunlight, which is captured by photovoltaic cells in the solar panels.

Why commercial and industrial facilities are investing in solar:

  1. Cost savings: Installing solar can help businesses save money on their energy bills by generating their own electricity and reducing their reliance on the grid. Over time, the savings from reduced energy bills can help businesses recoup the system’s cost.
  2. Environmental benefits: By using solar power, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment. This can also help improve their public image and reputation, which can be beneficial for attracting customers and employees who value sustainability.
  3. Energy independence: Solar allows businesses to generate their own electricity, reducing their dependence on traditional energy sources. This can help insulate them from rising energy costs and power outages.
  4. Long-term investment: Solar has a long lifespan and requires minimal maintenance, making them a reliable and cost-effective long-term investment for businesses.
  5. Incentives and tax credits: Thanks to a pro-renewables U.S. government administration and increased concern over climate change, many incentives and tax credits are available to businesses that invest in solar power, making it even more cost-effective and attractive.

For nearly 15 years, Egan has continued to support solar projects providing for a cleaner and more sustainable future. From solar farms to rooftop unit installations, 160+ MW of power have been produced from these sites. 

More recently, the Egan team has embarked on its biggest solar project yet: Hoot Lake Solar >

Get Ahead of the Curve with EV

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

The future is here! Today, Egan partnered with Blink Charging to host an emerging technology event  focused on electric vehicle (EV) charging. A group of customers learned about the booming renewable energy industry and the benefits of installing EV charging stations at their facilities. 

Interested in learning more about EV chargers for your facility? Contact us at

Discover Egan: Orbital Welding

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Orbital welding: a complex process that can be broken down quite simply. 


Also known as high-purity pipe welding, this specialized, highly automated welding process consists  of an arc that rotates 360 degrees around a static piece, whether that be pipe or another object, resulting as one continuous weld. By using this process, a uniform weld is created around pipe and tube, which would be difficult to achieve with a traditional, manual welding  technique. With the use of a computer automated welder, these welds are created in a uniform manner, resulting in them being repeatable and of higher quality with little to no room for error. 


  1. Error reduction: This automated welding decreases the potential for operator error, since the weld is completed based on the data entered in the computer. Once a weld coupon is approved, it can be easily replicated without further input or changing settings.
  2. Higher weld quality: Using this equipment creates better quality welds while meeting the strict requirements of certain industries like pharmaceuticals, which require extremely clean/pure piping.
  3. Standards and Practices: Certain processes require a high degree of weld uniformity and purity in order to meet the required standard and pass inspection. 
  4. Use of labor: With the machine doing the majority of the work, manual labor is reduced and projects are completed quicker.
  5. Use in many settings: Sometimes welds need to be completed in confined spaces or high-risk environments. When utilizing orbital welding equipment, risk is reduced for operators. 


  • High Purity Process Piping where specific ASME or ASTM standards are required.
  • Cleanrooms
  • Chemical Production
  • Food Production
  • Any other piping application that is sensitive/ requires 100% reliability and/or uniformity 


The Mechanical team at Egan Company has you covered for all your orbital welding or high purity piping needs. This group of innovative thinkers will assess your needs and help provide you with the most effective solutions. Recent work that utilized orbital welding includes brewery piping, chemical manufacturing, and USDA certified production facilities. Partner with Egan today!

The Leading Edge of Building Automation with IP-Based Controllers

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Speed. Processing power. Security. All of which are part of the future of IP-based building automation controllers. When it comes to the optimization of Building Automation Systems (BAS), many believe this is where the future is headed. 


To meet the needs of customers in the automated building universe, implementing IP-based solutions is the most logical path. While IP-based building systems haven’t always been widely spread, the recent IP adoption has greatly increased, providing the potential to make them run at the highest level of reliability—while remaining cost-effective. Extremely resilient, these IP-based networks provide unmatched operations, guaranteeing that business runs as usual. As for security, these solutions are encrypted, protecting the operations of the building. 

Using these secure IP-based configurations, the time and money that goes into managing a BAS system is significantly decreased.

The IP based product—both wired and unwired—provide a standard for integrating down to the device level, while allowing typical and advanced configurations that other media and systems can’t do without additional hardware, software, and time.

Egan Company Building Automation Group Manager, Kirk Wahlstrom


Solving problems regarding building performance needs to happen in real-time. Working on an IP-based network allows for much more bandwidth, allowing building owners, property managers, and engineers access to the data analytics they need, as fast as they need it. Egan Company Building Automation Account Manager, Michael Miller states, “IP is a faster, more secure smart building solution. It will be the technology all Building Automation Systems will migrate to in the future.”


One of Egan’s most recent modernization projects involves the Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina, Minn. With consideration of the most relevant and impactful migration, Egan was able to provide a full IP-based network to move away from aging networks and controllers and invest in a sustainable and serviceable future. Seamless installation allowed for the new systems to be easily integrated within multiple buildings. Installing the network backbone has provided a migration path that allows the customer to dictate the timing and areas of greatest concern.

While implementing IP technology is still the newcomer on the Building Automation block, the future of simplifying, upgrading, and modernizing is here and it’s IP-based. 

Why Your Business Needs EV Charging Stations

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

In the coming years, electric vehicles will make up more than 25% of vehicles on the road. At first glance, this might seem like a small percentage, but in reality it accounts for several million vehicles. While the adoption of electric vehicles grows, now is the time to get into the electric vehicle charging station game.


Business owners and property managers alike can reap the benefits when it comes to installing EV chargers. As the sheer number of electric vehicles on the road increases, a business opportunity arises allowing you to fulfill the needs of tenants and customers while drawing them into your business. While the benefits are nearly endless, a few include: 

  1. Keep employees supported by meeting their EV charging needs.
  2. Attract customers who stay longer and spend more time at your business. EV drivers are always looking for somewhere to charge, thus, customers who may have never found your business, are much more likely to stumble upon it when looking for an EV charging station. 
  3. Embrace sustainability. People seek environmentally friendly options – by implementing EV charging stations, you are showcasing your commitment to sustainability and renewables.
  4. Hassle-free revenue from EV drivers – consider the fees from charging as another source of income. 
  5. Ability to tap into government and other incentives provided toward installing EV chargers.
  6. Increase your overall property value.


Positioned uniquely to support EV charging, Egan Company is your trusted installer and maintenance provider for all things related to EV charging stations. With a full-service advantage, our team has you covered from every angle. To  maintain competitive advantage, choose the Egan team as your commercial EV charging station partner today. Stay at the forefront of the market.

Why Consider Egan’s Ammonia Refrigeration Controls?

Friday, January 28th, 2022

It’s time to streamline your industrial refrigeration process – where should you turn? Egan Company is your resource in designing, installing, and maintaining your next ammonia controls project. 


Most are familiar with ammonia, the naturally occurring gas combination of nitrogen and hydrogen. Similar to other natural refrigerants (for example: water), ammonia is readily available and harmless to the environment, providing a major advantage in the industrial refrigeration arena. 

The refrigeration process itself looks the same here, simply using ammonia as the refrigerant. Thus, ammonia refrigeration presents an industrial grade option to cool large-scale systems within a variety of facilities,  such as food and beverage processing, cold storage warehouses, or industrial operation. 


Choosing ammonia refrigeration for your industrial application is not only cost-effective, it’s energy efficient and environmentally conscious (with a global warming and ozone depletion potential of zero). 

If your facility utilizes an industrial refrigeration system, upgrading to one of Egan Company’s ammonia refrigeration control systems will increase your efficiency while decreasing the energy costs associated with commercial refrigeration. Our certified engineers will customize your system to fulfill your specific needs.


  • Custom control panels fabricated in Egan’s UL 508A Panel Shop
  • A non-proprietary software solution featuring Rockwell hardware and software platforms
  • Control optimization that provides energy and water consumption savings
  • Load sharing
  • Intuitive compressor, condenser, and evaporative defrost sequencing matrices
  • Winter/summer and daytime/nighttime sequence settings
  • Trending and reporting
  • Remote access and monitoring
  • Leak detection
  • Alarming
  • Routine maintenance scheduling
  • System view at a glance

View our latest featured ammonia refrigeration controls project!

We are Egan Glaziers

Thursday, October 28th, 2021


Commercial glazing services became part of Egan Company in 1998, with the establishment of our InterClad team. Hospitals, hotels, high-rise condos, office buildings, stadiums, and government facilities – glaziers do it all!


Glaziers install window wall and curtainwall through a very complex process. They also work with architectural aluminum, mirrors, handrails, storefront windows, mall fronts, condominiums, and glass walls. All of our glaziers are members of Local Union 1324.


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take one minute to learn what our glaziers do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

We are Egan Limited Energy Technicians

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Egan Company has had low voltage and technology systems services since 1989, with over 50 limited energy technicians today. From working on stadiums and arenas, corporate offices, education buildings, housing and hospitality, manufacturing, and other various facilities – limited energy technicians are everywhere!


Limited energy technicians install, maintain, replace, and repair electronic systems and equipment. Further, they test circuits, program and troubleshoot various systems, diagnose technical issues, optimize data networks, and make sure that systems are safe and up to code.

These craftspeople are all members of Local Unions 292 and 110. Technicians frequently work as a team with other Egan trades to provide a one source solution.


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take two minutes to learn what our limited energy technicians can do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

We Are Egan Iron Workers

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Iron working trade services have been part of Egan Company since 1998, with the creation of InterClad. Iron workers install storefront, curtainwall, panels, window wall systems, hand railings, translucent panels, and more.


From moving, installing, unloading, and setting curtainwall to welding and operating aerial lifts – an iron worker can do it all. Iron workers are responsible for getting the materials physically onto a building. And, all of our iron workers are members of Local Union 512.


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take one minute to learn what our iron workers can do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.

We are Egan Pipefitters

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Pipefitting is one of the 12+ trades performed by Egan Company. Our pipefitters work in many industries, including industrial, commercial, government facilities, and refineries.


Pipefitters install, maintain, repair, and fabricate mechanical piping systems for many different types of buildings and facilities. They also install and maintain valves and automatic controls used to regulate pipe systems, as well as inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipelines.

Some of the mechanical systems that our pipefitters work on include high-pressure steam, process piping, boilers, chillers, snowmelt systems, and natural gas systems.

Our Egan pipefitters are all members of Local Union 6, 539, and 454. They carry city Common C cards and in-state high-pressure licenses, as well as welding certifications. 


In case you missed our specialty trades video series, take one minute to learn what our pipefitters do! These are the faces behind our products and services. Without their commitment to safety, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations daily, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.