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Energy Transition Focus

Sargent continues to grow as a significant renewable energy contractor, serving our strategic customers nationwide in the solar, wind, and battery energy storage segments. Sargent is also supporting developing projects in the hydrogen segment. We are active in other emerging technologies in the energy transition including hybrid microgrids, leveraging gas and/or renewables, and hydrogen projects. We have structured our organization to respond to the increasing opportunities by launching a Renewable Energy Division and reinforcing our Great Lakes Division as a Solar Center of Excellence. These teams will continue to work closely with the balance of Sargent to focus our ongoing investments and team additions on our customers’ growth in these exciting markets. The new division recognizes the success of our team in delivering renewable energy projects from Maine to California and Texas to Wisconsin.


BE Pine Solar Project Provides Help For Low-Income Households

Four Twelve Renewables initiated its first utility-scale project, a 66 million-kilowatt-hour endeavor in Beaver County, with Sargent Electric as the appointed electrical contractor. This initiative aims not only to produce clean electricity but also to channel tens of millions of dollars back into Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector. BE Pine Solar consists of 98,000 bifacial solar panels situated in Greene Township near the Beaver Valley nuclear power station, also executed with Sargent as the electrical contractor. The profits generated from this solar setup will be directed to the Dollar Energy Fund and utilities, which will match and allocate them toward aiding low-income households struggling with utility bill payments. The estimated 35-year lifespan of BE Pine Solar is forecasted to yield $75 million, a sum that will be doubled through matching initiatives, totaling an approximate $150 million. Dollar Energy Fund extends about $4.5 million in aid annually to nearly 12,000 households, benefiting not just the Pittsburgh region but also communities throughout the state.

Read more at https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2023/12/08/be-pine-four-twelve-renewables.html

Paul J. Schupf Art Center Render

Southside Park Community Cleanup

Sargent employees and families joined Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (WPA NECA) in a community service project opportunity to clean up South Side Park! Those of all ages came to help restore South Side Park by collecting garbage, pulling weeds, and mulching and planting trees.

Southside Park Community Cleanup
Southside Park Community Cleanup
Southside Park Community Cleanup

Colby College Paul J. Schupf Center Wins Build Maine Award

Waterville’s $18 million Paul J. Schupf Art Center was one of the five 2023 Build Maine award winners honored by Associated General Contractors of Maine (AGC Maine).

Paul J. Schupf Art Center Render

NECA Internship Program

This summer we participated in an internship program sponsored by NECA-WPA and the IBEW. Organized by Darnell Dinkins, former Pitt & NFL football player, this program gives young men and woman an opportunity to learn more about the Electrical Construction industry. Darnell has been actively working with a number of contractors and some of our key customers to promote the trades as a career and recruit more diverse candidates into the trades. Sargent brought on four men to intern with our company, each have now graduated from the program.

NECA Internship Program<br />
Summer 2023<br />

Northwestern Indiana Business RoundTable Recognition

Sargent Electric attended the 2023 NWIBRT awards banquet where we were awarded the Safety Recognition Award.

Northwestern Indiana Business RoundTable Recognition


100,000 Man Hours Worked Incident Free

Our Sargent team worked on the US Steel Pig Iron Caster at the US Steel Gary Works facility for over 100,000-man hours completely incident free. This success was celebrated with a pig roast lunch for our crew!

100,000 Man Hours Worked Incident Free on the US Steel Pig Iron Caster Project

Sargent Expands Offices to Erie!

Sargent Erie, PA officeWe welcomed Niagara Electric to our Sargent team on August 31st, 2022! Niagara Electric was founded in Erie, PA in 1993 by Paul and Laurie Bretz. Our goal is to use the Erie office as an operating hub for customers in the area. We plan to leverage the Erie location to grow our business in the Erie area and beyond!

Tom Nason Voted 2023-2024 AGC Maine President!

Congratulations to Sargent Electric’s very own Tom Nason for being voted as AGC Maine’s president for the year of 2023-2024!

Since 1951, AGC Maine has led the charge in Maine for contractors small and large in the commercial market on legislative policy, regulatory reform, business networking, and workforce development. The board of directors at AGC Maine consist of a number of members including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers. This diversity ensures we are considering industry objectives and an environment where we work together to achieve common goals.

As Board President, Tom will lead the charge for AGC Maine’s impact on the industry.

Tom Nason AGC Maine President
Tom Nason AGC Maine President

Sargent Opens Offices in Wisconsin and Ohio, Expands Location in Maine

Sargent is thrilled to announce our our two new satellite offices in Columbus, Ohio and DePere, Wisconsin, as well as a relocation for our Maine office to a larger, more centrally located facility in Lewiston. Our new facility provides expanded office space, warehousing, pre-fab shop, truck maintenance, and an equipment yard at a single site. It will allow us to serve our customers in the utility sector, renewable energy sector, commercial and industrial markets, and service space from a centrally located facility.


Sargent is Awarded National Maine Safety Award

Sargent has been recognized nationally for our “Excellent Safety Record”! Awarded by AGC Maine, Sargent received the 2021 Excellent Safety Record Award. We are honored to accept the award recognizing our dedication to safety at our company.

Sargent National Maine Safety Award 2021
Sargent National Maine Safety Awards 2021

Sargent Recognized as One of The Fast 50

August 26, 2021  We are pleased to be recognized as one of the Fast 50 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Fast 50 event recognizes the 50 fastest growing companies in the Pittsburgh region. We thank our many customers, partners, suppliers, and our great employees that make this growth possible!

Sargent Supports Beaver County JROTC

April 5, 2021  Our commitment to community enrichment is part of our mission and we are excited to support the development of our future leaders.  We were proud to work with Beaver JROTC and the championship Rader team of Beaver Area High School who, prior to our visit, relied on the trees at Brady’s Run Park to practice their “one rope bridge” obstacle course.  We installed poles at the Beaver Area High School, and they now have a proper equipment to practice for their competitions, directly on school grounds.


Bp Pipelines North America Inc. Recognizes Northwest Indiana Office

March 4, 2020  Congratulations to our Northwest Indiana Office for receiving the 2020 Cost Effectiveness & Innovation Award from BP Pipelines North America Inc. for engagement and rigor of our work!