Electrical Connection contractor Guarantee Electrical earns AGC Keystone Award for powering region’s COVID-19 response effort

PayneCrest Electric also honored at awards program

GUARANTEE ELECTRICAL, a member contractor of the Electrical Connection, has received an AGC Keystone Award for its work on the build-out of the first alternative healthcare facility conversion in Missouri in response to the coronavirus pandemic at Christian Hospital Northeast. – Electrical Connection photo

In a year of unparalleled challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection member contractor Guarantee Electrical has earned top honors for powering the region’s COVID-19 response effort.

The Electrical Connection is a partnership between IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri saluted Guarantee with its Keystone Award in the new Coronavirus Pandemic Response category for Guarantee’s work in March 2020 to help create the region’s first alternative healthcare facility to serve COVID-19 patients. Guarantee also was named 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year in the electrical category.

Winners of the 2020 Construction Keystone Awards were announced during a hybrid virtual and in-person event at the St. Peters Performing Arts Theatre. AGC noted the new Coronavirus Pandemic Response category honored “projects performed with lightning speed in response to COVID-19 medical needs.”

During the last week of March, Guarantee Electrical Company joined with general contractor Tarlton Corporation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build out the first alternative healthcare facility conversion in Missouri in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Guarantee also was tasked with outfitting temporary triage units and mobile testing stations at multiple area healthcare facilities.

Guarantee also earned honors as a Keystone Awards finalist for its work on the MEMC Global Wafers SOI Building Expansion Project and the SSM Health Saint Louis University Replacement Hospital.

Guarantee was engaged to provide electrical construction services in support of MEMC Global’s addition to its existing clean-room SOI production building, joining a team consisting of L. Keeley Construction Co. and Bilfinger Industrial Services. The assignment is a continuation of over a decade in which Guarantee provided electrical and communications support services to MEMC’s Level 1 Cleanroom facilities and manufacturing processes, especially with respect to providing reliable electrical power and high-speed data communications.

On the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital project, Guarantee joined a team led by Alberici Corporation to construct the new 11-story, 600,000 square-foot replacement hospital. Guarantee’s role as the electrical and communications systems contractor was to assure the university hospital and its medical campus infrastructure were fully supplied with the power and communications systems needed to continue its 200-year mission of meeting the St. Louis community’s healthcare and medical education requirements.

PAYNECREST ELECTRIC was honored as a finalist for its work on City Foundry STL, a transformation by Steve Smith and Lawrence Group of the historic, former Century Electric Co. foundry complex in St. Louis’ Midtown.

Another Electrical Connection member contractor, Olivette-based PayneCrest Electric, was honored as a finalist for its work on City Foundry STL, a transformation by Steve Smith and Lawrence Group of the historic former Century Electric Co. foundry complex in Midtown St. Louis, creating a new electrical infrastructure within the existing building, while restoring the historic features of the space. Since the 15-acre lot wasn’t set up for its current use, PayneCrest collaborated with its team and partners to develop solutions tailored for installations.

“Our IBEW workforce is proud to have worked with our NECA partners on these projects,” said Frank Jacobs, IBEW Local 1 business manager. “When you dig deep into the challenging nature of the assignments, the value of combining proficient management skills by NECA contractors with IBEW’s skilled and safe workforce becomes clear.”

St. Louis NECA contractors and their IBEW Local 1 workforce have been saluted by the AGC for their work on more than 100 projects, 33 of which have been named AGC Keystone Award winners.

AGC of Missouri represents over 500 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties across the state of Missouri. In September, AGCMO was named large Chapter of the Year by AGC of America. AGCMO operates offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield. Visit: www.agcmo.org.

Union contractor icon Mechanical earns
Keystone award for its work on Pfizer BioPlace project

Granite City-based icon Mechanical won a 2020 AGC Missouri Keystone Award in the Mid-America Specialty/Subcontractor category for its work on the Pfizer BioPlace project in Chesterfield – an initiative that has earned the firm previous industry accolades.
One of the Midwest’s largest full-service design-build/design-assist mechanical contractors, icon Mechanical’s innovative prefabrication and modularization approach to the BioPlace project is credited with saving over $1 million and shaving three months off the construction schedule.
“We are very proud to be honored with this award,” said Jeff Rush, president of icon Mechanical. “This recognition is

ICON MECHANICAL, a contractor that builds and supplies parts for St. Louis-area building projects, won a Keystone Award in the Mid-America Specialty/Subcontractor category for its work on the Pfizer BioPlace project. – CRG photo

validation of the commitment and investment icon makes in ensuring we deliver the best project possible for our general contractors and owners on every project. We appreciate Clayco providing us the opportunity to work with them and the other team members on the Pfizer BioPlace initiative. It was a total team effort, and we are just excited to be recognized for doing our part.”
icon Mechanical specializes in the design, fabrication, installation, modification, and ongoing service of process piping, power piping, industrial ventilation and commercial HVAC.


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