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  1. Miller Electric Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Omaha

    When General Motors announced in January that it plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035, Miller Electric’s Matt Wickencamp and Jeremy Overman weren’t surprised. They’ve seen demand for electric vehicle charging station installations rise steadily in Omaha, both at new builds as well as to existing facilities. “As auto manufacturers produce more electric vehicles, there is...
  2. Cabling Carson Wealth’s New Headquarters at Heartwood Preserve

    Two years ago, Carson financial group announced it was investing in a new, $50 million headquarters facility in the Heartwood Preserve redevelopment at 144th and Dodge streets in Omaha. The clean, futuristic and yet still warm, six-story glass building features high-tech and social amenities designed to attract top talent to the Omaha area, and it’s nearly complete. Miller Electric was privi...
  3. A Pandemic Can’t Stop Progress on the Heider College of Business Renovation

    Commercial Electrical Work Shines in Heider College of Business Renovation Until his passing in 2015, Omaha investment banker and Creighton University graduate and benefactor, Charles Heider, always held his alma mater close to his heart. Even now, his legacy lives on in the continued growth and influence of the Heider College of Business. Heider believed strongly that the world could ...
  4. Wiring a Little Country Living for Special Needs Individuals

    Wiring a Little ADA-Compliant Country Living for Special Needs Individuals In 2012, Kevin, Jackie and Josh Zach began transforming their acreage off of 150th street near Springfield, Nebraska, into a safe and peaceful place for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to enjoy nature hikes, outdoor games, interaction with farm animals and relaxation in nature. Over time, a b...
  5. Doing What’s Right Translates Into ENR Top 600 Ranking for Miller Electric

    Doing What’s Right Translates Into ENR TOP 600 Ranking for Miller Electric In a year everyone would rather forget, filled with tragedy and trouble, there was at least one silver lining – Miller Electric received its highest ranking ever, #100, among the ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors, and #32 among the Top Electrical Firms. To be considered among the nation’s elite electrical contracto...
  6. Things We’re Thankful for at Miller Electric

    Things We're Thankful For at Miller Electric This year even more than in years’ past, it’s important to stop and take a moment to express gratitude for all the good we’ve been privileged to be part of in 2020. To say it’s been a trying year is an understatement. COVID-19 changed work and life for all of us, but we’re particularly thankful for the people who have shown up for w...
  7. Hardhat in Hand Program Adds Two to Miller Electric’s Crew

    In a year that has brought so much bad news, it’s great to shine a light on something positive. In October, Miller Electric welcomed two new employees through the Hardhat in Hand program started by Turner Construction Company in Omaha. This is the second year that the Hardhat in Hand program has been offered, and the second time Miller Electric has participated in it. “We’re happy to p...
  8. Prefab Decoded

    Since Miller Electric opened its first prefab shop, the use of it on projects has created time and budget efficiencies that can’t be ignored. With October marking the seventh anniversary of the prefabrication facilities at Miller Electric, now seemed an appropriate time to consider how prefab has changed and the value it creates. What is prefabrication? Any assembly needed for a project t...
  9. Miller Electric Named One of Nebraska’s Safest Companies – Again

    Miller Electric is honored to have been named one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies by the National Safety Council of Nebraska for a second straight year. The distinction is recognition of the fact that Miller Electric has an exemplary safety record that is more than 50 percent better than the national average achieved by other commercial electrical contractors. Safety Without Shortcuts ...
  10. Miller Helps MCL Move Into New Headquarters On Time, Despite COVID-19

    As COVID-19 cripples industry across America, Miller Electric and our building partners continue to complete projects safely and on time. Work on MCL Construction’s new headquarters building at 145th Street and Giles Road was about 60 percent complete when COVID-19 struck Omaha, but Miller Electric didn’t let that stop its crew from getting work on the 32,000 square foot office building comple...
  11. Fire Shines Light on Need for Electrical Maintenance Program at MPS

    Electrical Fire Shines Light on Need for Preventative Electrical Maintenance Program at Millard Public School There’s nothing that keeps a facilities manager for a school district up more at night than fear that an unexpected electrical fire may break out and cause harm to schoolchildren. Yet, John Maguire, Facilities Maintenance Manager for Millard Public Schools, was faced with that exact s...
  12. Miller Electric Powers Surge Tents to Treat Coronavirus Patients at UNMC

    Miller Electric Powers Surge Tents to Treat Coronavirus Patients at UNMC These are trying times. All of us are taking additional measures to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety has always been a priority at Miller Electric. So, taking extra steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers was one of the first responses we had to the pandemic. Safety does...
  13. Miller Electric's First Construction Wireman is Now BIM Coordinator

    Miller Electric’s First Construction Wireman is Now BIM Coordinator BIM Coordinator Mike Whisney just finished a design for an entire system of overhead conduit racks that can be built entirely in Miller Electric’s prefab facility and installed onsite in half the time and with one third of the manpower typically required. It’s one of the everyday innovations empowered by Miller Electric�...
  14. How Miller Electric is Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    How Miller Electric is Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very important and serious matter affecting businesses and communities around the world and right here at home. We want you to know Miller Electric is prepared to respond safely. Safety is and always has been something we take very seriously at Miller Electric. Nothing matters more to us than getting our ...
  15. There's No Crying in Construction! Sophia Graves Talks About Life in the Electrical Construction Industry

    There’s no Crying in Construction! Miller Electric Low Voltage Tech Sophia Graves Talks About Life and Work in the Commercial Electrical Construction Industry Five years ago, Sophia Graves finished up another day of work as an IT technician, keenly aware that she no longer enjoyed what she was doing. Her fiancé, who was an electrician, encouraged her to head to the Union Hall and fill ou...
  16. Two Days, Two Horrific Safety Accidents

    Two Days, Two Horrific Safety Accidents In Omaha recently, an employee of a pallet company climbed under the feeder table to a saw. The power-driven table caught hold of the employee’s hair, scalping her and leaving her badly injured. The next day another company experienced a worker fatality when the employee was airing up a large tire. After accidentally over-inflating the tire, it exploded...
  17. Suicide Prevention: How to Help a Friend Who’s Hurting

    Suicide is a scary topic. It’s uncomfortable and not something we’re used to discussing. When you notice a co-worker or friend acting differently or talking about killing themselves, you might want to help, but not know what to do or say. The worst thing any of us could do is nothing. When you see someone struggling, three little letters – Q.P.R., can make all the difference. Q.P.R...
  18. 2020 Electrical Construction Outlook for Omaha

    It’s hard to believe that we’re already more than a month into the new year! We’re excited about what the year ahead holds and want to provide an outlook on what industry experts are predicting the future holds for commercial electrical contractors like Miller Electric. Not wanting to stick just to national trends, we caught up with Chief Estimator Rick Evans to pick his brain about what...
  19. How to Avoid Holiday Poisoning Hazards

    The holiday season is a time for celebration and happiness, and while we’ve turned the chapter to a new year, there are still many holiday hazards lingering around to avoid in the new year. Research shows that the number of poisoning incidents involving children rises during the holiday season. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is easy to overlook items in the home that could ca...
  20. Things We’re Thankful for at Miller Electric This Year

    While gratitude is something to practice year-round, this time of year provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on a few important things we are particularly thankful for at Miller Electric. Our People Miller Electric Company is proud of our people, and not just because we’re employee-owned. Identifying the best local electricians in the industry, hiring them, training them and retaining ...
  21. Solving Electrical Service Puzzles is What Steve Schneiderwind Does Best

    When Steve Schneiderwind goes home at night, he doesn’t do puzzles. As Miller Electric’s Service Manager, he solves scheduling and service conundrums all day long. It’s stressful at times, but every day is different and he wouldn’t change that for the world. “Many days, I come in to work expecting to do something and 15 minutes later the whole schedule is blown up,” Schneiderwind sa...