MYR Group Inc. has established district operations in Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska through its subsidiary Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. Anticipating market growth over the next several years, MYR acquired equipment and transferred personnel from an existing operation of NORCON, Inc., a subsidiary of CH2M HILL.
NORCON has been performing oil and gas pipeline construction in Alaska since the mid-70s and expanded its service capabilities to include electrical construction in the late 80s. This addition allowed NORCON to provide electrical construction services for its own projects, as well as contract services to other utilities and industrial clients in the area. As the market continues to grow, NORCON has chosen to focus efforts entirely on its core oil and gas business, thereby allowing the opportunity to establish a mutually beneficial arrangement with Sturgeon Electric. This transfer will allow Sturgeon Electric to establish a new market to grow its core business of electrical construction services and enable Sturgeon Electric to quickly establish contracts with important clients.
Sturgeon Electric will continue to provide services to NORCON as needed, while growing its market presence in Alaska through electrical and communications services for other customers, and positioning the company for major transmission projects in the future. Additionally, Sturgeon Electric will provide continuity of employment for existing NORCON and local union employees and customer service to existing NORCON clients while pursuing additional projects and clients.