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Michels Corporation [exit DNR]

Michels Corporation Functionally Equivalent to ISO 14001 Tier 1 participant since 11/2/2015

Michels Corporation is a utility contractor specializing in services such as pipeline construction, horizontal directional drilling, electrical transmission, road building and fiber optic network constructions. Michels Corporation began doing business in 1959 as a gas pipeline contractor constructing natural gas distribution systems for Wisconsin utilities. Michels Corporation has grown and diversified since 1959, now employing more than 5,000 people, owning over 10,000 pieces of heavy equipment and operating out of 31 permanent facilities in North America. Michels is one of the largest, most diversified utility contractors in North America and the 33rd largest contractor in America.

Environmental activities

Sustainability initiatives and achievements include:

  • Creation of the Michels Environmental Resource Group and the Sustainable Michels Program.
  • The design, manufacture and implementation of a custom mobile construction mat washer which helps prevent the spread of invasive species from site to site.
  • Reduction of hazardous waste through investing in an onsite solvent recycling machine; reducing waste solvents leaving the facility by more than 70 percent.
  • Equipment/vehicle idle reduction program, addressing idling through education and awareness campaigns and installing fuel heaters on equipment to reduce idling time during cold winter months, saving up to .6 gallons per hour and an estimated 700 gallons per year per piece of equipment.
  • Improved lighting systems and recycling processes.
  • Purchasing electric hybrid equipment and tier 2 to tier 4 engines which significantly decreases emissions and utilizing alternative fuels.

Michels has also identified the following as areas of improvement and focus:

  • Continue to get more light for the energy usage by retrofitting lighting .
  • Purchase high efficiency or Energy Star rated equipment as building equipment upgrades occur.
  • Re-commission mechanical systems to ensure they are operating in the most efficient manner.
  • Each year, add hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles to fleet.
  • Continually reduce idling time.

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Last revised: Thursday December 14 2017