Posts Tagged ‘community involvement’

Walking for a Worthy Cause

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Opportunities to give back locally with our community partners throughout the year are boundless. This month, Egan Company has supported the Animal Humane Society through its Walk for Animals fundraising event.

According to its website, the Animal Humane Society provides care and services to nearly 100,000 animals every year. There are three local adoption centers in the Twin Cities.

On May 6, 2023, members of the Egan team volunteered with the Animal Humane Society to take part in its Walk for Animals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Many employees gave financial support as well, with a company match from Egan resulting in a $2,944 donation.

I’m passionate about giving back to the Animal Humane Society because I’m an avid animal lover and they are an important part of our community. They aren’t only an adoption center; they provide support by offering training classes, camps and low cost veterinary care through a strong community outreach program. AHS is the first place people with animals think of in a crisis and often on a large scale. This could be supporting displaced pets due to natural disasters or providing no-cost services to local law enforcement in cases related to or involving animals. The Animal Humane Society helps make our community a better place and provides a much needed second chance for animals in need.

Rachel Welt, Egan Company Corporate Accounting Controller

For more information about the Animal Humane Society, visit its website.


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Making a difference in our community is a critical part of who we are at Egan Company. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back locally with our community partners throughout the year. This month, we’re highlighting Fishing for Life.

Founded in 2004, Fishing for Life is a local nonprofit whose mission is to “serve youth, families, veterans, and communities through fishing and outdoor programs.” They host a variety of events and mentoring programs in hopes of creating relationships with at-risk youth and their families in the Twin Cities area. Programs held include men and women’s groups, military R&R, garage sale/boat auction, mentoring programs, fishing camps, mobile trout ponds, and other lake events.

In February, members of the Egan team were able to volunteer with Fishing for Life’s annual Armed Forces Ice Fishing Tournament. Through this tournament, volunteers and participants alike were able to honor the armed forces who have served our country and the sacrifices they’ve made. 

Assistant Project Manager for Egan’s Electrical Special Projects team, Sue Steuernagel has been volunteering with Fishing for Life for a decade, stating, “Volunteering as a family and getting others involved has many worthy benefits. Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people. My daughter has been volunteering since she was 8 years old and my son 10 years old. All these years of volunteering with Fishing for Life helped inspire my son to join the army as well.”

Last summer, Egan hosted a Rod & Reel Rebuild day at the Champlin office in partnership with Fishing for Life, and will host the event again this upcoming summer. During the event, employees work together to rebuild rods and reels that are donated to the local community and beyond. Leading up to the event, an equipment drive was held to donate rods, reels, and tackle equipment.

Steuernagel again said, “I volunteer because it makes me feel good to give back, and most people I encounter truly do appreciate it.  And it sends a great message to my kids. The more I’m able to give, the happier I feel.”

For more information on Fishing for Life, visit their website.

Supporting Local Area Schools to Further Trade Careers

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Over the course of the year, Egan Company has supported the local Osseo Area Schools in several ways to further the future workforce by promoting careers in the construction trade industry. 

Earlier this spring, our Human Resources team participated in mock interviews with high school students who were nearing their high school graduation. Through practicing and receiving feedback, students were equipped to feel more comfortable entering the job market. 

“We saw a huge turnout at this Mock Interview event. It was great to see students take our comments to heart and will go into interviews now knowing much more than before. We also got to promote the opportunities in the construction industry while speaking with them,” said Egan Human Resources Generalist Tracy Pease.

Further supporting this district, Egan also provided a spaghetti dinner for the Osseo High School Track and Field student athletes before they had their final home meet of the season. During the meal, they heard about the futures that trades careers provide and the doors that are opened when working in the field. Jeremy Quam, Egan Company Project Manager, was able to provide them with a look into the industry and how it had impacted his life. 

“I was able to encourage the students at Osseo High School about different career paths in the construction industry, the excellent training and benefits they’ll receive, as well as the career development opportunities that are presented at a place like Egan,” states Jeremy Quam.

“THANK YOU EGAN COMPANY! Osseo Track and Field continues to be in awe of your generosity and desire to come alongside our program to help meet the needs on and off the track. [We] are humbled, but oh so excited for the opportunities.”

John Rundquist of the Osseo Track & Field Program

Egan also participated in a career fair at Park Center Senior High at the end of the school year for students and their parents, sharing more about job openings and potential career opportunities for the future.

Staying involved and giving back to the local community is a crucial part of who Egan is as an organization. Students are the future of the workforce and we’re proud to support career development in our local community. 

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Since 2016, Egan Company has hosted the Feed My Starving Children Northwest Metro MobilePack event at its Champlin facility. This year was no different as volunteers packed the warehouse to pack food for children in need both locally and around the world. 

The event took place February 19-23, 2020 and saw over 4,229 volunteers from the surrounding community who came together for the cause. Over the span of five days, 1,256,040 meals were packed which will provide food for 3,441 children for an entire year. 

Our company is committed to supporting organizations like Feed My Starving Children that provide resources to our local communities and beyond. More than 110 Egan employees volunteered their time to work and/or pack food throughout this event. 

Check out photos from the Egan employee packing shift on our Facebook page!

Feed My Starving Children is a local non profit hunger relief organization working with volunteers to produce a scientifically formulated food formula that is culturally acceptable worldwide. Organizations in nearly 70 countries around the world distribute these meals to children in greatest need.

Local Volunteerism for a Global Reach

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Turning hunger into hope – and, having a little fun in the process. Such was the theme of the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack held at Egan’s Champlin facility for the fourth consecutive year.

The event ran from February 20-25th and welcomed more than 4,400 members of the community. The goal: to do our part to help in-need children across the globe. 

Over the course of five days, 1.2 million meals were packs which will provide food to 3,515 children for an entire year!

Furthermore, Egan employees also did their fair share of packing and volunteering. Throughout the event, nearly 100 Egan employees volunteered their time to work and/or pack food.

Check out highlights from Egan’s employee packing shift!

Learn more about the Feed My Starving Children organization.

Donating to a Safer Ride

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Working safely is more than a core value at Egan. For most, it’s a habit that extends beyond the time spent on the jobsite or in the office – and into our passions that make each one of us unique.

For Tim Mandeville, Egan Electrical Journeyman, his time away from work is often spent with the Wild Prairie H.O.G. Chapter – a group of Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts who ride and volunteer around the Twin Cities. The group commonly visits the Ronald McDonald House and the Minneapolis VA Hospital, among other organizations.

As a craftsperson and trained safety leader, Mandeville recently had an idea to increase the safety of all the men and women who ride in the chapter. His push to further safety for the group included the addition of a small first-aid kit to each of the bikes.

“Egan’s safety culture has changed the way I look at a lot of situations outside of work,” said Mandeville. “I always take a moment to ask myself what could go wrong before jumping into a task. It’s the way I’m accustomed to doing things now and that’s where this idea came from.”

However, as a nonprofit, the group did not have the funding to supply a kit for every bike. To help Mandeville’s effort, Egan Company donated 50 first-aid kits to help create a safer ride.

“For me, safety is always in the back of my mind because of my work and training with Egan. It’s a good feeling to know I can share a small piece of this with my fellow bikers,” said Mandeville. “The chapter couldn’t be more grateful for this donation.”

The Power of Packing Food

Monday, February 26th, 2018

For a third year, Egan Company opened its doors in Champlin to host the Feed My Starving Children Northwest Metro MobilePack. The event took place from February 20-25th and welcomed more than 4,000 members from surrounding communities to unite and pack food for children in need around the world.

Over the span of six days, 1,209,384 meals were packed which will provide food for 3,313 children for an entire year.

Egan employees are committed to supporting organizations like Feed My Starving Children that provide resources to our local communities and beyond. Throughout the event, more than 100 Egan employees volunteered their time to work and/or pack food at the event.

Feed My Starving Children is a local nonprofit hunger relief organization working with volunteers to produce a scientifically formulated food formula that is culturally acceptable worldwide. Organizations in nearly 70 countries around the world distribute these meals to children in greatest need.

Find photos from this year’s event on our Facebook page!

Project HEAT’S ON

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The coldest months of the year are just around the corner and this means one thing if you’re a homeowner — turn on the heat!

Paul DeRosier, Egan Pipefitter Field Leader, and Trent Froberg, Egan Pipefitter Apprentice, donated their time and expertise to do just that through Project HEAT’S ON. This fall, DeRosier and Froberg volunteered to ensure a local homeowners house was safe and more energy efficient for the winter months.

Project HEAT’S ON was started in 1986 by the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association to service and repair furnaces of the elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners. Each year, hundreds of pipefitters from 11 different unions statewide come together to participate and give back to the surrounding communities.


Providing Hope for the Rochester Community

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Rochester Ronald McDonald HouseSince 1980, The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minn. has provided a home-away-from home and support for families seeking medical care for their children. Each night, the House is able to host 42 families.

Recently, the House received more than 150 toys generously donated by our Southern Minnesota team.

The difference that Ronald McDonald House makes in people’s lives every day is truly remarkable. Our hope is that the toys allow kids to be kids while staying at the House.

Taking a Ride with BPPD

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Earlier this year, Egan hosted a Brooklyn Park Police Department (BPPD) K-9 Fundraiser to raise funds for stab- and bullet-resistant vests. Two lucky winners, Jason Lindula, Egan Company Safety Coordinator, and Gary Setala, Egan Company Account Executive, won a ride-along with BPPD Officers Tom/Kilo and Jason/Bongo. Read about Jason and Gary’s firsthand account of their nights:

Jason’s Ride-Along

Jason’s ride-along was on Saturday, November 12. He was out with Officers Tom and Kilo from 6:45pm-2:15am.

We were dispatched to a “suspected” drunk driving related crash where the driver was not wearing a seat belt and hit the wind shield, luckily he was not ejected and was out of the car talking to another cop by the time we got on the scene. There were also several noise complaints that we dealt with that lead to some interesting conversations for the cops.

There were times where I was nervous when we were in apartments and they were talking to some people who may or may not have been under the influence and were becoming agitated. We also had the lights and sirens on driving at a high rate of speed. It was interesting to see how some people are oblivious to a cop approaching them from behind.

Gary’s Ride-Along

Gary’s ride-along was this past Friday, November 18. He was out with Officers Jason and Bongo from 6:30pm-2:30am.

The first call of the night was an armed robbery for pharmaceutical drugs at a local drug store. We left the police station at a high rate of speed with lights and sirens. Bongo was out trying to track the robber, but due to the wind and cold, the scent was not present. The robber disappeared into the neighborhood.

The second call was a mother and mother in-law domestic dispute. Evacuating the mother in-law and others from the home resolved the issue.

The third call was to support Corcoran Police with a vehicle drug stop. Bongo provided sniffing support for searching the vehicle for drugs. Again wind and cold hampered the search, but drugs were found.

Another call assisted a concerned neighbor of an elderly women. She went to bed without turning lights off, bringing her dog in, or closing the patio door. Several officers prepared for the worst when entering the condominium. The lady was found alive and upstairs sleeping.

Also, we then took the time to bring a young man watching a construction site in his vehicle a cup of coffee. Jason had met him a few nights earlier on patrol thinking he might be a bad guy. Needless to say it was a great gesture by Jason Buck.