LEXINGTON, Ky. — One of the fastest growing design-build electrical contracting companies in the southeastern U.S. now has a physical presence outside of Denver in Thornton, Colo.
Lexington, Ky.-based Amteck recently acquired Northern Electric Inc. strengthening its presence in the western U.S. and penetrating deeper in the electrical construction’s industrial market. Northern Electric has just over 100 employees, who will all join the Amteck team and bring diverse electrical contracting and construction projects.
Amteck and Northern Electric have partnered on projects for more than five years. Some of these include construction of an Amazon 900,000-s.f. distribution facility in Olathe, Kan., a 1,000,050-s.f. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company packaging facility in Tracy, Calif. and without missing a day of production, a complete electrical upgrade of JBS Meats’ meat packaging facility in Greely, Colo.
“Northern Electric’s culture and talent and project diversification are really what drew us together initially and why we have now decided to acquire the company,” says Daren Turner, owner and CEO of Amteck. “As we have been working on more and more projects in the western U.S., it just made sense for us to have a solid team in the region with the same philosophy as ours. We feel like this merger fits like a glove.”
Northern Electric was founded in the Denver area in 1975 and has a long history of working with clients in the oil and gas, power/utility, military, industrial and government sectors. The company is nationally known for its types of industrial, correctional, institutional, commercial and renewable energy facilities. Some of these include projects with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Department of Defense and GSA. These projects include Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the Pentagon, Pantex nuclear weapons facility in Amarillo, Texas and the FEMA building on Buckley Air Force Base.
Northern Electric’s President Al Fisher has more than 35 years in the electrical industry. Outside of his corporate responsibilities, Fisher has served national industry organizations as a professional consultant and instructor in areas of estimating, project management and growth management as well as being an active member in several leading industry associations including: IEC, ABC, and NPEA. He says that it was Amteck’s culture, “the Amteck way,” and relationship-based approach with clients that made the company attractive as a partner.
“Amteck also has a strong commitment to safety and puts this as a priority above all,” said Fisher. “This acquisition was all about the right people, the right time and the right philosophy.”
The current acquisition brings Amteck’s team to more than 1,000 employees. Amteck has additional offices in Dothan, Ala.; Ashland, Bowling Green and Louisville, Ky.; Madison, Miss.; Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Dyersburg and Memphis, Tenn. and its headquarters in Lexington, Ky.