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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, we have 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 became M. J. Electric, opened its doors in 1st National Bank’s basement in Iron Mountain (MI).
Original owner Walter Mette was joined by a partner, E. J. Poirier.
E. J. Poirier 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.
J. W. Reiten partnered with W. J. Brule.
1st year revenue was $90,000.
Moved to our first office building on US 2 in Iron Mountain.
Formed Systems Control Division which built electrical panels.
1st Pulp & Paper Project.
Purchased Paul Electric to handle the residential and commercial work.
Separated into two contractors, MJE (W. J. Brule) and Paul Electric (J. W. Reiten).
1st Power Plant Project.
Formed the Utility Division.
Growth in the pulp and paper, mining, power plant, and utility markets.
Completed Presque Isle Plant Units 5 & 6, Substations, and Instrumentation for Upper Peninsula Generating Company in Marquette, MI.
Relocated to our current location, 200 West Frank Pipp Drive in Iron Mountain.
1st HVDC projects – Coal Creek Converter (ND) and Dickinson Converter (MN).
Established Boss Snowplow.
1st Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing and Installation projects.
1st 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.
Reacquired Paul Electric Service.
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, TN.
Started Wisconsin Electric’s CUP Alliance project.
1st Wind Power Project at Lake Benton 100 MW Wind Farm.
Purchased by Exelon Infrastructure Services, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. As a result, we acquired an office in Shoemakersville (PA).
Systems Control and Boss Products separated from MJE.
Steve Reiten became president.
InfraSource, Inc. purchased Exelon Infrastructure Services making us a subsidiary of InfraSource.
Began formulating alliance strategies to support customer needs.
Opened the Minnesota and Lower Michigan offices.
Formed the New Energy Alliance (NEA), 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.
Ed Farrington became president.
Opened the NW Indiana Office (Crown Point).
Opened the Joliet Office.
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.
Quanta sister company J&R Underground began reporting to us.