Otis Eastern Service and Minnesota Limited Partner with Alfred State College of Technology

Alfred, NY – Otis Eastern Service and Minnesota Limited, two premier transmission pipeline contractors servicing more than 37 states, recently partnered with Alfred State to lend machinery to their heavy equipment operation program this semester. The fleet team at both companies donated three rubber-tired backhoes and three mini-excavators, which will be used to help students get hands-on experience with installation, excavation, clearing, site work, and more. In addition, professors at Alfred State invited Scott Stimely, Director of Asset Management at Otis Eastern Service, to speak with students and deliver a presentation on the importance of proper operation and safety procedures when working with heavy equipment.

Through this donation, Otis Eastern Service and Minnesota Limited continue to invest in providing learning opportunities to a new generation of skilled tradespeople. These students are learning firsthand the benefits that the energy industry and safe, reliable infrastructure has for our families and communities. Programs such as the heavy equipment operation curriculum are developing top talent with specialized skills that can be applied across many aspects of our industry. Otis Eastern Service and Minnesota Limited are proud to support programs such as these and will continue efforts to build a talented workforce for today and beyond.

Alfred State, a residential college of technology, provides career-focused education. With over 80 dynamic majors — offering engaging course work in both traditional classrooms and the real world — Alfred State provides students with unparalleled preparation. For more information, visit their website at www.alfredstate.edu.

Dan Britz Elected To Board of Directors with Pipeline Contractors Association

Dan Britz, President of Minnesota Limited, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Pipeline Contractors Association (PLCA). The election occurred at the 74th Annual PLCA Convention, held in Phoenix, AZ, on February 22-26, 2022. The PLCA’s Annual Convention is a significant industry event bringing together nearly 700 members of the PLCA community to attend pipeline industry business sessions, network with industry colleagues, and reconnect with friends.

A 13-member Board of Directors serves to guide the work and mission of the PLCA, which provides members with professional representation and advocacy services. This work allows members to provide the highest quality construction and maintenance services to their customers, focusing on safety, quality, efficiency, training, environmental compliance, and community support. The Board is specifically charged with providing oversight regarding corporate governance, operations, and association management.

“It’s an honor to join this group of influential industry leaders,” said Britz, “I look forward to supporting our business and working with our union partners as we navigate the dynamic market we are in.”

The PLCA was established in 1948 and negotiates labor agreements, encourages safe practices in pipeline construction, and seeks the resolution of problems common to all those in the industry. The PLCA represents companies part of the U.S. oil and gas pipeline construction industry. For more information on the PLCA, please visit www.plca.org.

Minnesota Limited Donates COVID-19 Tests to Project H.E.A.L.

Monticello, MN – Minnesota Limited recently donated 700+ COVID-19 tests to Project H.E.A.L., a local outreach program that offers free health screenings and basic care at various locations across Central Minnesota for those who have little or no insurance. Project H.E.A.L. (Health, Education, Access, Link) is an outreach program of CentraCare Coordinated Care Services. Minnesota Limited is proud to have partnered with CentraCare several times, including involvement with their Bounce Back Project and Breast Cancer Center.

In addition to maintaining safe and environmentally friendly job sites, Minnesota Limited strives to make a positive, lasting impact on the neighborhoods and areas across our geographic footprint. Through a culture of giving back and volunteerism in the areas where we live and work, we are focused on strengthening our connection with community leaders and those in need. We take pride in the partnerships we have fostered and the friendships we have made. By having a visible presence in our communities, we look to educate those individuals about our organization, our industry, and the benefits that safe and reliable infrastructure has for our nation.

For more information on Project H.E.A.L. and Centracare, please visit: https://www.centracare.com/services/project-h-e-a-l-/

2022 Leading With Our Values Awards Banquet

Minnesota Limited is honored to announce the 2022 Leading With Our Values Awards recipients! The event, held virtually on Wednesday, March 2nd, was attended by team members from job sites and office facilities throughout the country. Over the past seven years, the event’s importance and prestige continue to grow as recognition is delivered to individuals who live by and lead with the four core values: Safety, Quality, Commitment, Reputation. We hold ourselves accountable to our core values in every task we do, fulfilling our mission to build energy infrastructure while developing long-lasting relationships with our customers and communities. These values reflect what is truly important to our organization and serve as a guiding influence in our daily decisions and actions.

In addition to the awards celebration, employees tuned in to hear the state of the business updates and thought-provoking messages delivered by company president Dan Britz and transmission division leader Casey Joyce. We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended this presentation. Please join us in another round of congratulations for our 2022 recipients and nominees!

Congratulations to the recipients and nominees for this year:

2022 Safety First and Foremost Recipient
Justin Bryngelson, Project Foreman
2022 Quality In Everything We Do Recipient
Jen Stadther, Systems Analyst
2022 Commitment To The Team Recipient
Craig Lofquist, Superintendent
2022 Reputation Built On Integrity
Mac Bohachek, Assistant Superintendent

Leading With Our Values Awards: At Minnesota Limited, our most important asset is our people. Each year we recognize team members who embody the four core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation. These values reflect what is truly important to Minnesota Limited and serve as a guiding influence in the decisions and actions of the company. Nominated by their peers, supervisors, or direct reports, four individuals are selected by a committee to receive that year’s award.