Big Lake Office Completes Toys for Tots Campaign

Through toy and monetary donations, Minnesota Limited employees at the Big Lake office were able to donate a large amount of toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign last week. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped bring hope to children in need this holiday season!

Engaging in these community outreach projects allows Minnesota Limited to be an active member and contributor in the communities that we operate in. We are committed to giving back where we can and the support we provide to these communities has a lasting and positive impact. Those interested in participating in outreach projects in your local communities, should contact the Communications department at the contact information below.

Pittsboro Office Completes Toys for Tots Campaign

The Pittsboro office in our east region recently completed their Toys for Tots campaign! Through toy and monetary donations, Minnesota Limited employees at the Pittsboro office in our east region were able to more than fill two collection boxes with toys for the Toys for Tots campaign at the local Pittsboro Fire Department. In addition, the Pittsboro office purchased 11 wreaths from the Hendricks County Mental Health Association to decorate their office and made a donation for the local “Shop with a Cop” program where a county sheriff takes a child in need shopping. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped share the love and cheer this holiday season! Click the link below to view a photo gallery from this project.

Photo Gallery: Pittsboro Toys for Tots Campaign 2020 

Engaging in these community outreach projects allows Minnesota Limited to be an active member and contributor in the communities that we operate in. We are committed to giving back where we can and the support we provide to these communities has a lasting and positive impact. Those interested in participating in outreach projects in your local communities, should contact the Communications department at the contact information below.

Birthday Box Project Wraps At Big Lake Office

Over the past few weeks, Minnesota Limited employees at the Big Lake office collected birthday supplies to fill ‘birthday boxes’ that were donated to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf. These boxes go to families in need who have children or members celebrating birthdays, but do not have the means to purchase the birthday basics. Each box included cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, forks, napkins, and party favors. Employees assembled and donated 63 boxes for this cause. Click the link below to view a photo gallery from this project. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Photo Gallery: Birthday Box Project 2020

Engaging in these community outreach projects allows Minnesota Limited to be an active member and contributor in the communities that we operate in. We are committed to giving back where we can and the support we provide to these communities has a lasting and positive impact. Those interested in participating in outreach projects in your local communities, should contact the Communications department at the contact information below.

Morris Office Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive

During the month of November, Minnesota Limited employees at the Morris, IL office hosted a Thanksgiving food drive. Employees collected non-perishable food, which was then donated to the New Lenox Food Pantry to benefit those in need during the holidays. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Minnesota Limited is proud to be an active contributor in the communities that we operate in, and we engage in community outreach projects that support our neighboring communities and organizations. We are committed to giving back and providing support to these areas that will have a lasting and positive impact.​​

Artera Debuts at #7 on the Annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor List

Engineering News Record (ENR) is regarded as one of the top publications for the construction industry, dating back more than 100 years. Each year, ENR publishes the Top 600 Specialty Contractor List and Artera has debuted on this year’s list at number seven!

“What an honor to be recognized amongst our peers within the industry,” said Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. Artera also ranked number four in ENR’s Top 20 Firms in Utility.

While 2020 has been quite a year, we never lost sight of what matters – keeping safe and reliable energy flowing to homes and businesses – something our team members, customers and communities can all appreciate.

As part of the Top Ten in the market, we will continue our focus on growth, creating endless opportunities to make a lasting impact with our customers and the communities where we live and work.

“Our people are what makes Artera such a great place to work,” said Brian, “And our operating companies are the real heart of what we do and the face to our customers and the community.”

The Artera story is just beginning and ranking on this highly recognized list cements our achievements in 2020 and opens our eyes to where we are headed in the next decade.

Each year, ENR chooses the top specialty contractors across the United States based on annual results that are provided by each participating company and based on revenue generated during the preceding calendar year. For more information about ENR, visit www.enr.com.

Artera’s operating companies include KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Limited, Otis Eastern, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, Hydro-X and Hydro-X II. For more information about Artera, or our operating companies, visit www.artera.com.

To view the entire issue, please visit: http://bit.ly/ENR600

Artera Completes Purchase Of Otis Eastern Service

ATLANTA – October 1, 2020 – Artera Services, LLC (“Artera”), one of the nation’s industry-leading providers of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries, completed the previously announced acquisition of Otis Eastern Service, LLC (“Otis Eastern”) today.

“I am pleased to welcome Otis Eastern to the Artera family. Their rich history and foundation of the business fit perfectly with our culture and values at Artera,” stated Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. “We are looking forward to this next step in the future of our companies.”

“The combination helps extend our path of success in this industry and will provide enhanced career opportunities for our employees while maintaining our loyalty to our business and customers,” said Casey Joyce, President, and CEO of Otis Eastern. “I am thrilled about our next chapter with Artera.”

Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Artera, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is serving as legal counsel to Artera.

About Otis Eastern Service, LLC
Otis Eastern Service, LLC, based in Wellsville, NY, is a superior contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast for more than 84 years. Established in 1936 with a background of three generations, Otis provides a reputation of expertise in complex and challenging pipeline projects across seven states and 600 employees. For more information, visit www.otiseastern.com.

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 9,000 people throughout the United States and focuses on maintenance, replacement, and upgrade (“MRU”) of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry, and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Commitment. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

True Friends Community Outreach Project

Minnesota Limited is excited to share the results from our community outreach project with True Friends!

Employees at the Big Lake office had the opportunity to support this project through either an item collection or raffle. All together, we were able to donate more than $1,000 dollars in horse gear and donations to True Friends’ horse therapy program, True Strides. True Friends is a nonprofit organization providing life-changing experiences and adventures for children and adults with disabilities. True Friends’ programs include camp, respite, therapeutic horseback riding, conference and retreat, travel, and team building. 

Minnesota Limited is proud to support our neighboring areas and organizations that bring aid to those in need. By working together and supporting one another, we are stronger as a whole.

A big thank you to everyone who participated and donated!

Corporate Communications
corporate.communications@mnlimited.com
(763) 262-7049

Artera to Acquire Otis Eastern Service

ATLANTA, August 26, 2020 – Artera Services, LLC (“Artera”) one of the nation’s largest providers of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Otis Eastern Service, LLC (“Otis Eastern”) today. Otis Eastern is a highly strategic fit with Artera, expanding and strengthening its position as a leader in the infrastructure services industry. This transaction marks the second within six months, reinforcing Artera’s commitment to building its position as the industry-leading provider of safe and reliable services to the natural gas and electric industries.

Located in Wellsville, New York, Otis Eastern has been in operation since 1936 as a contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast and Appalachian regions. This company employs about 600 employees and serves its customers in seven states with a rich history of three generations leading the company.

“This combination with Otis Eastern provides Artera an opportunity to expand our geographic territory and sustain the existing long-term relationships with their customers,” said Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera Services. “Otis Eastern is a highly complementary fit with a shared commitment to safety and to high-quality, reliable services to its customer base, with a focus on recurring maintenance and repair work on existing infrastructure. We welcome Otis Eastern and are looking forward to the opportunities this brings for our people and our business as we continue to serve our customers, focusing on our shared values.”

Day-to-day operations will continue to be run by Casey Joyce, President, and CEO of Otis Eastern, who will work closely with Palmer. “This is a great opportunity to grow our business. Our company values align with Artera’s culture, and we are looking forward to what is next for our business,” stated Joyce. “Our employees and customers will receive the same high-quality service they have come to expect now, and after the integration process.”

Otis Eastern will maintain its headquarters in Wellsville, New York.

Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Artera, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is serving as legal counsel to Artera.

About Otis Eastern Service, LLC
Otis Eastern Service, LLC, based in Wellsville, NY, is a superior contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast for more than 84 years. Established in 1936 with a background of three generations, Otis provides a reputation of expertise in complex and challenging pipeline projects across 7 states and 600 employees. For more information, visit www.otiseastern.com

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 8,500 people throughout the United States and has a focus on maintenance, replacement and upgrade (“MRU”) of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

Artera Services Announced as the New Name for PowerTeam Services

Artera Services (“Artera”) was announced today by PowerTeam Services LLC as the new company name. After the acquisition of Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited (collectively “MVerge”) in April of this year, the company looked to establish a new name that better reflects the diversity of their offerings and provides a platform for future growth, both organically and through future acquisitions.

“Artera is not meant to be a literal representation of our company, but rather a strong name that we can continue to grow in the years to come,” stated Brian Palmer, chief executive officer of Artera. “Artera is built upon the collective strengths of our operating companies. They are the face to our customers and the communities we serve, but together we are Artera.”

Utility companies across America rely on Artera’s expertise in order to maintain, repair, and build infrastructure, which allows for the reliable distribution and transmission of natural gas and electric power to homes, businesses, and communities. This is complimented by a wide range of municipal and specialty services, which help complete the job.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Artera, and its operating companies (KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Limited, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, and Hydro-X) enable exceptional, mission-critical infrastructure in order to serve their customers and communities to build their tomorrow.

“We are excited to bring Artera to life and continue to demonstrate our core values of safety, quality, commitment, and reputation, in everything we do,” said Palmer. “While we may have a new name, we are still the same dedicated partner our customers have come to rely on, and we will continue to strive to be the best service provider in our industry.”

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 8,500 people throughout the United States. Its operating companies include KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Limited, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, and Hydro-X. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

Reaming Head from First International Project on Display

Reaming head in front lobby

We are excited to show off a recent addition to the corporate office in Big Lake—a reaming head from our first international project!

On display in the front lobby, this reaming head was used on the horizontal directional drill of the Detroit River on the Utopia Pipeline for Kinder Morgan. The pipeline carries natural gas liquids from Cadiz and Scio, Ohio to Sarnia, Ontario. Minnesota Limited, along with subcontractors Southeast Directional Drilling and R.B. Somerville, constructed 145 miles of new pipeline in 2017 along with re-service of work of 75 miles of existing line. In the summer of 2019, the crossing of the Detroit River was completed as a portion of the re-service and integrity management as the pipeline enters Canada.