Before the last week of October 1999 most people in Memphis, Tenn., were oblivious to the state-of-the-art baseball facility going up downtown. The new home of St. Louis Cardinals' AAA-affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, was just another downtown project that would cause traffic jams, they thought.
Indianapolis is not just the home of one of the world's most famous speedways. The city also lays claim to the third largest federal government facility in the country. ERMCO Electrical Contractors, Indianapolis, Ind., has joined the team that is giving the Major General Emmett J.
In February 1999, EMJ Corporation, Chattanooga, Tenn., put the electrical portion of the Rivergate Mall (located in Nashville) renovation project out for bid. EMJ is a multi-project general contractor with a national presence.
There have always been BIG contractors. But now, as a result of the roll-up trend and other drivers, there are more of them - and they seem to loom larger in the electrical contracting industry's future. This is Part Two of a multi-part series that began in January.
In 1895, the Erner and Hopkins Co., began furnishing the electrical industry in the Columbus, Ohio, area with poles, wires, and insulators. The business prospered until a fire on April 1, 1920, destroyed the company's property.
Gone is the gritty, sooty steel town of Pittsburgh. Over the past two decades, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a clean city full of renewed energy and growth. By continually responding to the city's changes, Sargent Electric Company has prospered there since its inception in 1907.