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Commercial | M. J. ELECTRIC LLC - UTILITY DIVISION/EASTERN OPERATIONS

'Nobody's too big to help out on any level
when it's time to roll your sleeves up.'
congested area, and competition is very
tough," he admits. "That's probably our
biggest struggle."
Although its high credentials help it cope,
"We just win some, and you lose some," he
says. "You can only bid to what you can do
and know what you can do."

Ensuring Success

made sure the
ยป MJE
finished project for PPL
blended into the area.

"The guys had to make special accommodations to work through the seasons," he
says, noting this included where equipment
was stored and how it was brought in to
the job site. "You couldn't have equipment
piled on the street nearby while residents
enjoyed their time down the shore."
"[It] is a pretty cool job," Shaw says,
noting that the finished facility resembles
a shore house. "If you went away for the
winter and came back for the summer, you
would think you had a new neighbor."

Evolving Industry
MJE's project mix has changed over the past
five years, Shaw says. Not only have the

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jobs gotten bigger, but also "we've seen the
transmission industry really climb," he says,
noting that the company previously did
more distribution work.
"It was in 2012 when it started swinging
towards transmission," he recalls, noting
that through its energized services, MJE can
complete structure work without utilities
having to suffer any outages.
This proves beneficial on a structure
change-out project that the division is at
work on for Eversource in Connecticut.
"We're changing out the H-frame transmission structures," he describes.
MJE's competition also has increased,
Shaw says. "The Northeast is a very

MJE operates with a very collaborative
environment, Shaw says. For example, in
the office, "Nobody's too big to help out on
any level when it's time to roll your sleeves
up," he says.
MJE also partners closely with subcontractors in the field, Manager of Estimating
David Levits says. The company dedicates
"a good amount of time to work with and
coordinate with our subs on projects," Levits
explains. "We really do strive to work with
our subs to make sure they're successful
and they have a great project. It leads to
future relationships."
MJE's focus on safety also leads to future
relationships with clients, Levits adds. "The
utilities ... call us when they're in a bind
because they value our quality and safety,"
he says.
The company's field workers also appreciate its safe environment. Along with employing safety representatives, "We provide
them with good equipment and tooling to
do what we need to do," Shaw says.

Seeing Growth
Shaw is excited for the growth ahead
for MJE and his division. "A lot of these
programs we [have] with customers are
ongoing," he says. "The expectation for this
region is that it will continue to grow."
MJE also wants to grow its Eastern presence. Currently, it has offices in Shoemakersville; Philadelphia; Cromwell, Conn.; and
Framingham, Mass.; but it wants to add more
locations in New England.
"That's where we're seeing a lot of growth,"
Shaw says.


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