Egan Company

Celebrating 70 Years of Project Expertise

December 14, 2015

From the historic W Minneapolis – The Foshay to the modern Metro Transit Light Rail System, the partnerships and projects that make up Egan Company’s 70 years of local business are too numerous to mention. We are proud to contribute to the great state of Minnesota, and we plan to continue working to create more meaningful relationships and projects for years to come.

LightRailTBTMetro Transit Light Rail Systems

After providing electrical work on the Hiawatha Light Rail (Blue Line) project running from Target Field to Mall of America, Egan was asked to provide electrical services for the Central Corridor Light Rail (Green Line) project. Stretching 11 miles and linking Downtown Minneapolis to Downtown St. Paul, this is the largest public works project in state history. Pictured is University Avenue in 1957 and today.

Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society

W Minneapolis – The Foshay

Once the tallest building in Minnesota, The Foshay was constructed in 1929. Since then, it has undergone many renovations, including being converted into a 32-story “W” hotel. During this renovation, Egan provided Design/Build electrical work, fire alarm, security, and close circuit TV monitoring for the hotel. The hotel also receives ongoing maintenance from Egan.

AirportTBTMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

In 80 years, MSP Airport has undergone many changes. For a number of years, Egan has provided contracting services to the renovation and upgrading of the airport. Most recently, the airport installed new runway status lights, curtainwall/metal wall panels, and an open architecture building automation system. Pictured is the airport in 1962.

Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society

anokacountyTBTAnoka County Government Center

Many of Anoka County’s government offices are housed in the Government Center & Courthouse, a building where Egan installed the original building automation system, fire alarms, card access, and data cabling. Ongoing maintenance and upgrades are also provided for the building. Pictured is the Anoka County Courthouse in 1878 and the Government Center & Courthouse today.

Photo Credit: Anoka County Historical Society

IDS Center

Constructed in 1972, the IDS Center is the tallest building in Minnesota. Egan installed the mechanical systems when the building was first constructed. More recently, the IDS Center has utilized Egan to upgrade voice/data, fiber optic cabling, sound system, and provide ongoing maintenance throughout the building.

2014_WhippleFederalBuilding (4)Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

The B.H. Whipple Federal Building has undergone many renovations. Most recently, a state-of-the-art geothermal mechanical heating and cooling system, solar roof array, and large hot water storage tanks were installed and tied into one building automation system; Egan’s InterClad team also replaced 720 windows. The building also receives ongoing building automation maintenance, and regular gas detection and backflow preventer testing from Egan.




Minneapolis Convention Center

Originally the Minneapolis Auditorium, the Convention Center was constructed in 1989, with Egan providing mechanical services on the project. Since then, Egan continually provides ongoing electrical services and maintenance to the 800,000 square foot complex. Pictured is the Minneapolis Convention Center in 1966 and today.

Photos Credit: Minnesota Historical Society and Tony Webster