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National Administrative Professionals' Day recognizes the professionals who keep an office running smoothly every day.

Congratulations! Premier Electrical Corporation has been selected to receive the Minnesota Governor's Workplace Safety Award. In 2023, you showed a dedication to workplace injury prevention, which has won you the Bronze Achievement Award! You and your team should be very proud of your accomplishment, achieving an incidence-rate better than the 50th percentile of the state or national average for your industry.

Congratulations to Andrew Hein for being the 2023 Doug Olson Electrician of Year recipient. The award was given out during the annual holiday party December 9th, 2023.

Great Job Andrew!

Prefab – Prefab remains busy. Please try and plan ahead when sending items in for prefab in order to reduce the number of “emergencies” we have.

MWWTP Lab – Lyle Usher and crew have been doing underground work in the addition and remodeling inside the existing lab. One of the two additions has been erected now and that should open up some more work inside.

Air Force Base – We have substantially completed both of the jobs we had going there. Brian Kapinos will be moving over to work at McCarrons WTP and Tyler Wiemann will be moving to the L32 lift station in Brooklyn Park.

MAC Safety and Security Building – Adam Klukken and crew have finally received the transfer switches and other electrical equipment. They should have the power on any day now. The 2nd half of this project is set to bid in the middle of January so we are hoping to be successful with that as well.

McCarrons Water Treatment Plant – Kent Voelker, Travis Schindeldecker and crew are working on roughing in slabs and have started doing some piping inside. We anticipate a large crew on this job by summer with most of the work to be completed by fall of 2025.

Metro Transit Bus Garage – After waiting for a year for switchgear to arrive, we will be remobilizing to this job in January. Bob Pinoniemi will be taking this job over now and he will see it to completion.

Metro Transit Blue Line Improvements – We have been awarded this project for improvements to the Blue Line LRT in Bloomington. Reed Cosgrove has just started digging into the plans, we will need to be out doing some work soon.

MSP Airport – We were awarded the F concourse remodel with JE Dunn. Derrick Holler and crew have already started working on this project. We also have several other new projects coming up. Kolton Roelofs and Steve Schmidt will be heading these up.

We had a nice send off for Mike Magee on Thursday 12/7/23 at the shop. Mike started working for Premier Electrical in 1995 as an apprentice at the new Federal Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis.

Through the years, Mike worked on several of larger projects including the Minneapolis Convention Center Expansion in 1999 and several high rises downtown.

Congratulations to Mike and thanks for all the years of hard work!

Premier Electrical will hold its bi-annual Safety Conference on August 2-4th, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake.

See you all there!
Prefab–A lot is happening in the prefab department. Lyle and crew are busy working on multiple projects. If you aren't using prefab you should be asking yourself "why?". We are hearing lots of positive comments from the people who are using it. Sherburne County Government Center–Dan Halbersma, Mike Norton and crew are continuing with the remodel of the existing building. They are on track for an early 2019 completion. Our school projects are pretty much wrapped up for the summer. Many thanks to everyone who worked on these projects! The Silver Ramp at MSP–Kent Voelker, Adam Klukken, Whitney Hunter and crews are working hard on this project. They are installing duct bank again after a short break this summer. The ramp is progressing nicely, they have started hanging light fixtures and pulling 15kv cable. 333 Hennepin Apts–Reed Cosgrove, Jeff Bohl, Chuck Ward, Jeron Ward and crews are busy roughing in units. They are currently pouring deck 24 out of 26. C Line Rapid Bus Transit–Steve Pullar, Trevor Morehead and crews are working to complete this update of Route 19 along Penn Avenue from Brooklyn Center through North Minneapolis. When completed the new C line will move passengers faster and more efficiently along the route. 42nd Ave Improvements–Ben Sayotovich and crew are working to complete several projects/intersections yet this fall. MSP Airport–Steve Schmidt, Leon Gutzwiller, Derrick Holler and crews are finishing up working on several infrastructure projects. They will start TREC Phase 8 soon. 3M Parking Lot Upgrades–Bob Pinoniemi and crew are installing new electrical infrastructure for vehicle charging and site lighting. They have had several delays from weather, etc., but hopefully they will be back on track soon. Fairview Pediatrics–Jamie Stender and crew are just starting this job remodeling a clinic for Graham Construction.
One of our apprentices, Jake Thoennes, competed at the Ideal National Championships in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. The competition started months ago with over 22,000 apprentices competing for the number one spot. Jake made it all the way to the final round and finished in the top 28 in the nation. Way to go Jake!

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