Expanding Mechanical Trades Shops
May 27, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 27, 2016) – Specialty trades contractor Egan Company completed the expansion of its 50,000 square foot mechanical trades shop within its Brooklyn Park, Minn. facility. The expansion adds 7,420 square feet to the existing space, as well as upgraded and new equipment – increasing productivity while creating a safer environment for employees.
Over 70 years ago, Egan Company began as a plumbing and heating contractor. The sheet metal trade was added in 1958. Since this era, Egan has invested in its fabrication shops to provide fast delivery of custom-built mechanical systems to its customers.
“We’ve expanded our shops with the purpose of integrating all shops into one . . . we opened walls to promote the sharing of resources and foster collaboration across all trades,” said Mark Habermann, Egan Company Manufacturing Manager.
Rearranging and integrating Egan’s piping, plumbing, sheet metal, and millwright shops has streamlined the operations that enable Egan to offer just-in-time delivery to job sites. Coupled with Virtual Construction technology, Egan provides materials under any timeline while working in a controlled, union-operated environment. Likewise, having union trades personnel working indoors in a shop environment reduces many potential safety hazards.
“Any task we can perform in our facility, under controlled conditions rather than on the jobsite, is a win for our employees and our customers,” Habermann said.
The shop – used to manufacture and store custom piping, plumbing, and sheet metal components – has more space for racking and inventory and now houses new equipment such as an Axxair stainless pipe cutting machine and a Jimmy Jammer semi-automatic welding system.
Trades served by the expanded shop space include sheet metal, piping, plumbing, and millwrights.
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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