November 2023

Welcome New Members

Spartan Electric LLC ...St Augusta, MN
CentraCare Health ...Wilmar, MN
Native Energy Solutions LLC ...Albuquerque, NM
Greenway Solar Services ...Minneapolis, MN
507 Electric ...Lewisville, MN
Nathan Zona ...Mandan, ND
Advantage Electric Inc ...Minneapolis, MN
Always On MN ...Minneapolis, MN
WESCOM Inc ...Duluth, MN
Genuine Electric LLC ...Andover, MN
BlazingStar Energy LLC ...Minneapolis, MN
AM Electrical Systems Inc  ...Kerkhoven, MN
Kyle Loubser ...Chanhassen, MN



Nick Bischoff, Design Electric… 
Congratulations to Nick Bischoff being named to the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.








Congratulations to Knobelsdorff, who recently celebrated their 35th anniversary and launch of their new Power Services division. The new division complements the Automation, Electric and Energy divisions by providing electrical acceptance and preventative maintenance testing needs from 480-volt distribution systems to high voltage substations. KE now also provides in-house infrared scanning services, electrical preventive maintenance programs (EMP), and arc flash and coordination studies to keep electrical systems compliant, safe, and efficient.  We also have some of the best power engineers in the industry to help diagnose and mitigate power quality issues that may be causing unwanted facility downtime.  


Electrical Association, Megan Fink (Schroeder)… 
Congratulations to Megan and John! They were married at her family’s beautiful barn venue “The Schroeder Farm” in Lake Crystal, MN. They spent about two weeks traveling to Iceland and Italy on their honeymoon. Megan is the Education Coordination for the Electrical Association.






Viking Electric, Gin DeVries... 
Viking Electric, announced that Virginia “Gin” DeVries has joined the company as its new Commodity Sales Specialist. Gin brings 15 years of industry experience to Viking Electric, and solid working relationships with many of the company’s existing customers and supply partners. In her new role, Gin will work closely with the sales team to identify, quote, and manage large-scale commodity opportunities. She will also work with the company’s marketing and materials team to drive the growth of commodities.



Spring Lake Park High School... 
Congratulations to the high school's construction team, who built a home that was just moved off of the school's grounds and into its new location in Mounds View! A lucky family will be moving in soon!




Education & Events

Feb 1-2, 2024—Electrical Association's Annual Partner & Profit Event...
February 1 (speakers & panel discussions) - Feb 2 (Board of Directors meeting). Treasure Island, Welch MN. Save the date. Lots of information to follow!


Thank You!

  Federated Insurance...
• 2023 Yearlong Sponsor*
    Viking Electric...
• 2023 Yearlong Sponsor             
    Border States Electric...
• 2023 Yearlong Sponsor*               
    Sunbelt Business Advisors...
• Thank you for providing lunch for the staff! We love to see you in the office.         

Van Meter...
• Host of our Code class Dec 7-8 in Cottage Grove.   

    Rouzer Group...
• Host of our Code class Oct 12-13 in St Louis Park.            

*Yearlong Sponsors

Yearlong Sponsors are contributing to every single class, event, communication piece, and program that the Association offers throughout the entire year!

Their generosity makes a huge difference. Please help us thank them whenever you can!

If you have products or services for electrical contractors and want to get your business noticed, for ONE investment now, get ONE year's worth of visibility.

Contact Katie to learn more: 612-827-6117 or at [email protected].