MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Burns & McDonnell has entered into an alliance with engineering firm EVS Inc., a certified minority business enterprise (MBE), to begin jointly providing electrical transmission and distribution engineering services.
“We promote an inclusive approach across the board for engineering and construction suppliers, and it’s our privilege to partner with firms that support our utility clients’ supplier diversity goals and our own diversity culture commitments,” says Gene Sieve, vice president and general manager in Minneapolis-St. Paul for Burns & McDonnell. “Building alliances with firms like EVS, with a strong foundation and a great culture, is part of our approach to growing diverse businesses across the Twin Cities and the Upper Midwest.”
EVS will work primarily with the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group in the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Burns & McDonnell on projects for electric utility clients.
“From our experience working with Burns & McDonnell on previous projects, we have seen firsthand how they care about their clients and partners,” says Andy Kim, president of EVS. “These connections have evolved into a mutually beneficial relationship in which our teams will work together to reach goals and build a successful future.”
The alliance will incorporate technical training and mentorship in transmission and distribution work to enable EVS and Burns & McDonnell to collaborate in delivering creative, cost-effective solutions for utility clients in the region. Engineering News-Record ranks Burns & McDonnell No. 1 in Power and in Transmission and Distribution among U.S. engineering firms.
“We are fortunate to have strong relationships with many members of the EVS team already,” says Justin Schaffer, a department manager at Burns & McDonnell. “We look forward to continuing to build on those relationships and using our firms’ proximity to collaborate efficiently as an integrated team.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 10,000 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from more than 60 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build.
About EVS Inc.
EVS is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm established in 1979. EVS specializes in renewable energy projects and provides engineering services across the country for utility scale solar plants, substations, and energy storage facilities. With over 120 people, the EVS team consists of civil, electrical, structural, and geotechnical engineers and land surveyors.
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