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September 1, 2015

BROWNSVILLE, Wis -- The public has an opportunity to comment on an application for Wisconsin's Green Tier program by Michels Corporation. The company's application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource will cover its Brownsville corporate headquarters in Dodge County.

Michels, a utility contractor specializing in services such as pipeline construction, horizontal directional drilling, electrical transmission, road building and fiber optic network construction, is applying for Tier 1 of the program.

Green Tier is designed to encourage and recognize companies that are committed to superior environmental performance. To be accepted into the program, applicants must have a history of environmental performance, commit to future superior environmental performance and must have or commit to developing an environmental management system.

Michels first began doing business in 1959 as a gas pipeline contractor providing construction and installation of natural gas distribution systems to Wisconsin utilities. The company has grown and diversified since 1959, now employing more than 5,000 people, owning more than 10,000 pieces of heavy equipment and operating out of 31 permanent facilities in North America. It is one of the largest, most diversified utility contractors in North America and the 33rd largest contractor in America.

The public can view past, present and planned sustainability initiatives and achievements on the DNR website by searching for "Green Tier" and clicking on the link "see applicants" and selecting Michels Corporation.

The department will accept public comments on Michels Corporation's Green Tier application through October 1, 2015. Comments may be directed to Tom Eggert, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO BOX 7921, Madison, WI 53707, by email to , or by calling 608-267-2761.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Eggert, 608-267-2761

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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