EMCOR Nails Big Jobs but Sees Construction Recovering Slowly

As the largest electrical contractor in the United States, EMCOR Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has a broad view of the current economic conditions in the electrical market. EMCOR announced several large projects over the past month, yet growth in the private construction market is still spotty, according to the company's executive team.

EMCOR, which has 170 locations and approximately 26,000 employees, announced that its subsidiaries had won a facility management contract with Ruby Tuesdays; a major equipment installation for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in Oakland, Calif.; and the installation of new electrical systems in the press box of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.

EMCOR's Norristown, Pa.-based USM Services Holdings Inc. subsidiary, which it acquired last year, won a three-year contract for integrated facilities management at 742 Ruby Tuesday restaurants throughout the United States. The scope of work includes full electrical, HVAC, fire protection and plumbing services, as well as landscaping and snow and ice management services and equipment repair.

In the BART mass-transit contract, the company's Contra Costa Electric subsidiary will install the electrical systems for two new transit stations and a new maintenance facility for BART's automated people-mover (APM) system at the BART Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station for the Oakland International Airport in Oakland, Calif. This includes installation of station power, switchgear, lighting and voice-data-video (VDV) systems.

Dynalectric Los Angeles will install new electrical systems for the press box at the Rose Bowl Stadium, which includes new luxury suites. The scope of work will include installation of the electrical distribution, video surveillance, audio and communication systems, as well as the Satellite Master Antenna TeleVision (SMATV), broadcast cabling, and digital addressable fire alarm systems.

Despite the slow recovery in the private construction market, EMCOR enjoyed a nice boost in total company revenues last year. For 2011, its revenues increased 15.7% to $5.61 billion, compared to $4.85 billion for the 2010 full year.

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