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M. J. ELECTRIC TIMELINE
We are proud of our heritage; the foundation that allowed us to become a leader in our industry.
With roots as a small, hometown contractor, M. J. Electric now serves customers nationwide. Throughout our history, MJE has expanded our offerings and incorporated evolving technologies to benefit our customers. We are proud of our heritage and the company we’ve become today. Learn more about the people, events, and innovative strategy that built our company in the timeline below.
Mette Electric Company, which would eventually become M. J. Electric, opened its doors in the basement of the 1st National Bank building in Iron Mountain (MI).
A short time later, Walter Mette was joined by a partner, E. J. Poirier, who later became the sole owner and changed the name to E. J. Electric.
Marshall J. Potterud took over the business and changed the name to M. J. Electric (MJE).
Marshall J. Potterud retired and sold the business to J. W. Reiten and J. W. Reiten partnered with W. J. Brule.
1st Year Revenue was $90,000.
Moved from the basement of the 1st National Bank in Iron Mountain to its first office building on US 2.
Formed Systems Control Division which concentrated on building electrical panels.
M. J. Electric signs contract for very first Pulp & Paper Project.
Purchased Paul Electric and transferred the residential and commercial work there.
MJE separated into two independent contractors. W. J. Brule remained with MJE and J. W. Reiten went to Paul Electric.
First Power Plant Project.
Formed Utility Division.
Growth in the pulp and paper, mining, power plant, and utility markets.
Presque Isle Plant Units 5 & 6, Substations, and Instrumentation for Upper Peninsula Generating Company in Marquette, Michigan.
Moved to office at 200 West Frank Pipp Drive in Iron Mountain.
First HVDC projects – Coal Creek Converter (ND) and Dickinson Converter (MN).
Established Boss Snowplow.
First Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing and Installation Work.
First Nuclear Plant Project at Point Beach for Wisconsin Electric.
Over 600-mile OPGW project from Minneapolis to Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago for Norlight.
David J. Brule became president of M. J. Electric.
Purchased Paul Electric Service to once again become one company.
Opened the Midwest Region office in Woodstock, IL.
1st Scrubber Project for a FGD Retrofit for Units 1 & 2 at the TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant in Cumberland City, Tennessee.
Wisconsin Electric’s CUP Alliance project began.
1st Wind Power Project at Lake Benton 100 MW Wind Farm for Zond Constructors in Lake Benton, Minnesota.
MJE was purchased by Exelon Infrastructure Services, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. As a result, MJE acquired an office in Shoemakersville (PA).
Systems Control and Boss Products separated from MJE as a result of the sale to Exelon Infrastructure Services.
Steve Reiten became president of M. J. Electric.
InfraSource, Inc. purchased Exelon Infrastructure Services.
MJE became a subsidiary of InfraSource.
MJE begins formulating alliance strategies to support customer needs.
Opened the Minnesota and Lower Michigan offices.
New Energy Alliance (NEA) was formed through a joint venture between MJE and Balfour Beatty. NEA served as an alliance partner to National Grid for electrical installation and engineering in the Northeast Region.
Great Lakes Line Builders, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, became part of MJE.
Completed the Utility Building addition at the Corporate Office in Iron Mountain (MI).
Ed Farrington became president of M. J. Electric.
Opened the NW Indiana Office (Crown Point).
Opened the Joliet Office.
The Eastern Region Office relocated from Shoemakersville to Leesport (PA).
Expanded our capabilities to include unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and fiber optic specialized services.
Opened the SW Region Office.