Michels Corporation

The Michels' family is shown celebrating Michels Corporation’s 50th Anniversary at a reception and dinner near the company headquarters in Brownsville, WI.

Michels’ is now celebrating its rise from 64 to 53 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 400 Contractors.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Michels Corporation is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2009, marking its evolution from a small contractor specializing in gas pipeline construction to one of North America's largest, multi division utility contractors.

Over 300 attendees braved the economy to attend the Distribution Contractors Association’s 48th Annual Convention at the Sheraton Maui in Hawaii in February.

Bob Johnston, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and a vice president at Henkels & McCoy, proclaimed 2008 to be a “very good year” to the 565 attendees at the association’s 61st annual convention.

One of the very first “Keystone Pipeline Vice President’s Awards” was presented to Pat Michels, president of Michels Corporation, for his company’s safety leadership and performance on the Keystone Pipeline Project.

Remember when Dorothy arrived in Oz and said she had a feeling she wasn’t in Kansas anymore? Drop Dorothy, today, just eight miles south of Concordia in central Kansas and she may say the same thing.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The year 2008 represented significant accomplishments for the Power and Communications Contractors Association (PCCA) and its members, reports association president Ron Tagliapietra, senior vice president at Michels Corp.

Michels’ crews worked 16 hours a day, seven days a week to help restore power to several million people still without power in Louisiana and Texas following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

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