Michels Corporation is a utility, engineering, design, and construction contractor. The family-owned company links systems for energy, transportation, distribution, and communications customers in North America. It specializes in installing fiber optic networks for telephone, broadband, and cable providers. Through more than a dozen divisions Michels offers a variety of services including horizontal and directional drilling, underground pipe repair, tunneling, engineering, paving, and materials production. The company also provides wind farm construction through a wind energy division.
The company has found success thanks to the green energy boom. It has built more than 3,600 megawatts of wind farm projects. Michels' wind energy division works both onshore and offshore. It can provide everything from paving roads to the turbines, to directional drilling, and transmission line construction.
National demand for power drives business to Michels' power division. Utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and other are busy building and maintaining substations, distribution systems, and transmission infrastructure to meet the growing demand.
The oil and gas industry also is a big customer for Michels Corporation. The company has been involved in many pipeline projects over the years. One of the largest and most recent projects is the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline designed to carry crude oil 1,700 miles from Canada to refineries in the US.
Founded in 1959 by Dale Michels, the company got its start installing and servicing natural gas pipelines in Wisconsin. – less