Artera Completes Acquisition of K.R. Swerdfeger Construction

Strategic acquisition for Artera brings geographic expansion of gas distribution and water infrastructure services into Colorado and New Mexico

ATLANTA, GA – July 2, 2021 – Artera Services (“Artera”), one of the nation’s industry-leading providers of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries, completed the previously announced acquisition of K.R. Swerdfeger Construction (“KRSC”). KRSC is a strong strategic fit for Artera, expanding its core gas distribution services into Colorado and New Mexico while strengthening its existing water and wastewater service offerings.

“Extending our footprint westward has been a strategic priority for Artera,” stated Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. “With the addition of KRSC, we’ve found the right partner to add to the Artera family and we’re excited for the collective opportunities this creates for our businesses.”

KRSC will operate as a new Mountain region within Miller Pipeline, an Artera gas distribution business unit. Raymond Swerdfeger will continue to lead KRSC, reporting to Dale Anderson, President of Miller Pipeline.

“This is a great moment in our company’s history and I’m excited to partner with Dale to continue to grow Miller’s business in the west,” mentioned Swerdfeger. “Our team members are thrilled to be a part of a larger, growing company with new opportunities for career growth.”

Eversheds Sutherland and Debevoise & Plimpton served as legal counsel to Artera. FMI Capital Advisors served as financial advisor to KRSC. Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher served as legal counsel to KRSC.

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About K.R. Swerdfeger Construction
Founded in 1968, K.R. Swerdfeger Construction (“KRSC”) is a second-generation family-owned contractor with a primary focus on underground utilities including natural gas distribution, sanitary and storm sewer and water infrastructure. Headquartered in Pueblo West, Colorado and with a team of 350 employees, KRSC has a long history of excellence and has consistently been committed to safely providing the best service and value to their customers. To learn more, visit www.krswerd.com

About Miller Pipeline
Miller Pipeline, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is one of the nation’s premier natural gas distribution contractors with more than 65 years of experience in the utilities infrastructure industry. Established in 1953, Miller Pipeline operates in nearly two dozen states and has over 3,900 employees. Miller Pipeline provides quality construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation products and services to natural gas, municipal water and wastewater utilities throughout North America. To learn more, visit www.millerpipeline.com.

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a more than $2.7 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries across 41 states. Artera employs more than 11,100 people throughout the United States and focuses on maintenance, replacement, upgrade and integrity of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry, and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

Media Contacts
Artera | Laura Morrow | 317.460.2195 | Laura.morrow@artera.com

2021 Ogletree Deakins HR Professionals of the Year: Geoff Gailey

We’re excited to announce Geoff Gailey, Vice President of Human Resources at Miller Pipeline, was one of three industry leaders who won the 2021 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year award. He was recognized on June 11, 2021, during a luncheon ceremony at the Indiana Chamber’s 57th Annual Indiana HR Conference in Indianapolis.

The goal of the Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year award is to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to their organization over the past year through the implementation of best practices, organization design and effectiveness, and alignment and accomplishment of the strategic direction of their company. According to the Indiana Chamber, Geoff was singled out for being a proactive communicator and creating a vibrant and rewarding work environment in alignment with Miller Pipeline’s objectives.

Please join us in congratulating Geoff on this award.

*All attendees followed county and facility COVID-19 protocols.

 

 

 

Miller Pipeline Employees Receive MEA Meritorious Award

We are pleased to share the news that the MEA Energy Association (MEA) has honored 28 Miller Pipeline employees with Meritorious Service Awards.

MEA Meritorious Service Award is granted to recognize those who have performed actions in the service of another that are considered above and beyond. Applications for the Meritorious Service Award are included in the MEA Life-Sustaining Award application process and are reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of MEA’s Board of Directors.

“MEA is honored to present Meritorious Service Award to these 28 deserving individuals,” said John Gann, MEA Vice President. “We are extremely grateful to these outstanding individuals who rise up and make a positive contribution to society. Their actions are a testament to who these individuals are and to the training they receive as Miller Pipeline employees.”

Meritorious Service award recipients:

Paul Dalton, foreman (Columbus, OH) – While on the job site, three carpenters needing help waved at Paul across the street. When he approached the group, he found a man lying on the ground. He quickly realized the man was having a seizure. Paul helped stabilize the man to keep him from hitting his head until he stopped seizing. After several minutes, the man was able to speak and told Paul that he had epilepsy. Paul stayed with the man until EMS arrived and assisted. Paul said he felt like the training he received at Miller Pipeline allowed him to help the man safely. Read More.

 

Brett Baker, foreman; Cole Mathews, laborer; Brock Hendrix, laborer; and Justice Woods, laborer (Franklin, IN) – After lunch, this crew was heading back to the job site in two separate vehicles. Brock and Cole came around a sharp curve and saw a vehicle on its side up against a tree. They pulled over in a safe location, got out to assess the situation, and found a woman passed out behind the car’s wheel. They tried to wake the woman so that they could get her out of the car and away from danger.

Shortly after, Brett and Justice arrived and started flagging traffic so the police and firefighters could reach the accident. The crew assisted with traffic control until the authorities could get everything cleaned up. This is an excellent example of putting safety first and foremost and commitment to the team. We do not just help each other; we help others in the communitieswhere we work. Great job to this crew! Read More.

 

Ben Barnhart, foreman (Dayton, OH) – While Ben and his wife, Dana, were out one evening, they noticed a FedEx truck driver slumped over and not moving in his truck. They immediately called 911 and found out the driver had a diabetic attack. If not for this couple’s quick thinking and care for someone they didn’t even know, things could have turned out a lot worse for this driver. Thank you, Ben and Dana, for showing your commitment to safety for members of our community. Read More.

 

Chris DeGrande, foreman; Darrel White, laborer; Cody Bloink, fuser; and Brad Depalma, laborer (Romulus, MI) – Darrel and Brad saw two young boys being attacked by a dog. The dog was latched onto one of the boy’s legs and had him on the ground. Darrel immediately started running toward and yelling at the dog with Brad right behind him. Cody heard yelling and started to head in the direction. The dog, frightened by Darrel running at it yelling, released the boy’s leg just before Darrel got to it. The dogs’ owner heard the commotion and got his dog inside. Cody came with water and rags for the boy’s wounds. After the boys calmed down, Chris walked them down to their house, spoke with their mother, and described what happened. If Darrel and Brad hadn’t intervened, the boy could have been injured more severely or killed by the dog. Cody did an excellent job with bringing items for first aid, and Chris made a good impact on our reputation with the neighborhood by making sure the boys made it home safe and their parents were aware of the situation. The boy with the bite on his leg was taken to the hospital by his mother for treatment.

 

Tommy Youngs, operator; Austin Raney, laborer; Chad Peters, foreman; Michael Cundiff, laborer (Clarksville, IN) – This crew was performing their daily huddle when they heard a woman scream for help. The looked down the road and saw a dog attacking the lady and her two dogs. The crew ran to her aid and pulled the aggressive dog off of the woman. Without their help, the woman and her two dogs could have been severely injured. Thank you, Tommy, Austin, Chad, and Michael, for being aware of your surroundings and possibly saving this woman’s life! Read More.

 

Nathan Leath, sewer tractor lead (Dayton, OH) – Nathan noticed a fire had started next door. Nathan grabbed his fire extinguisher and ran to the scene to help put out the fire. It took several fire extinguishers to put out the fire because it kept reigniting. The boys who started the fire admitted they had soaked some wood in gasoline, which is why the fire was difficult to extinguish. After safely putting out the fire and waiting around to make sure it did not reignite, Nathan took the opportunity to hold a fire safety class with the neighbor kids. The mother of the boys thanked Nathan for explaining the safety concerns surrounding fire and gasoline. Thank you, Nathan, for taking safety home with you and for preventing any injuries. Read More.

 

Trevor Hunt, sewer tractor lead and Caleb Scott, sewer locator (Columbus, OH) – Caleb and Trevor were traveling between jobs when they noticed an injured man sitting on the road. The man had been knocked off his bike by a vehicle and had been in the road for several minutes as multiple cars passed by him. Caleb and Trevor blocked traffic with their truck and built a work zone around the scene. They provided first aid and notified authorities. Thank you, Caleb and Trevor, for exemplifying our Reputation core value by helping someone in need. Read More.

Ryshen Dow, laborer and Mitchell Lyons, laborer (Franklin, IN) – Ryshen was working in a bell hole while Mitchell was raking the service ditch. They noticed a baby got out of a home nearby and was running straight toward them. Ryshen jumped out and Mitchell grabbed the baby before he fell in. They saw the parents running out of the house and returned the baby safely to his mother. Thank you, Ryshen and Mitchell, for keeping an eye out for others and ensuring they are safe! Read More.

 

David Shirley, Regional Safety Manager (Romulus, MI) – Dave has done a wonderful thing during the beginning of the pandemic. Dave has donated his recreational vehicle for medical personnel to use while isolating from their families during the pandemic. It takes a lot of heart and goodwill to be so generous. He even took the time to drop it off at a specified location. Hats off, Dave, for having such a big heart!

 

Mark Edwards, traffic control (Perrysburg, OH) – Mark was working traffic control in Toledo, Ohio. A young man from another contractor was removing storm grates, cleaning the environmental barriers, and then returning the grate. The man started yelling for help because one of the covers was so heavy that it was pulling him into the manhole. Mark ran over, grabbed him, and pulled him to safety. His quick actions saved the man from severe injury and kept it from turning tragic. Thank you, Mark, for helping this man in a time of need! Read More.

 

Joe Carey, foreman (Dayton, OH) – Joe Carey was on his way home on a Saturday evening when he saw a little boy walking towards the road. Joe slowed down and recognized the boy, as Joe had seen him playing next to the side of the road last summer. From speaking to the boy’s father last summer, Joe knew that the child was autistic and that the boy would slip out of the house without anyone knowing. So when Joe saw the boy on Saturday, he figured there is a good chance the parents did not know he was outside of the house. Joe finds a place to turn around so he can get the boy back to the house. Sure enough, the father had not realized the child was outside.

Joe could have easily driven past the child, thinking he was playing in the snow, but knowing the situation from a previous interaction, Joe stopped and made sure the child was safe. This is an excellent example of how our crews positively impact the areas we work in regularly. Not only by providing safe, quality infrastructure for communities but also by being good neighbors. Joe’s actions reflect a genuine commitment to safety.

 

Tyler Owen, foreman; Travis Russell, operator; Alexander Roland, foreman; Brad Russell, plumber; and Dustin Delozier, foreman (Kansas City, MO) – This crew was heading to the job site, and all of the roads were extremely icy. Once they got the job site safely, they realized that there was an older woman that had slid her car into a ditch. She lived on a very steep hill, and she was having difficulty trying to walk back up to her home. This crew walked over to her to make sure she was not harmed and helped get her car out of the ditch. They escorted her back up the hill to her house safely. She was very grateful and hugged all of the crew members. Thank you to this crew for keeping an eye out and helping those in the communities we work in! Read More.

(Photo taken pre-COVID)

Augusto Ribau, laborer (South River, NJ) – Augie stopped on the highway to help aid someone that was in a car accident. The driver lost control of his car and smashed into the guard rail. The road was very busy, so Augie positioned his vac-truck on the shoulder with his hazard and strobes on to alert oncoming traffic to slow down. He made sure the driver was safe and stayed on location until New Jersey State Police arrived. Thank you, Augie, for putting safety first and taking care of the injured driver! Read More.

Artera to Acquire K.R. Swerdfeger Construction

Artera to Acquire K.R. Swerdfeger Construction

Strategic acquisition for Artera brings geographic expansion of gas distribution and water infrastructure services into Colorado and New Mexico

ATLANTA – June 03, 2021 – Artera Services (“Artera”), one of the nation’s industry-leading providers of essential infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire K.R. Swerdfeger Construction Inc. (“KRSC”). KRSC is a strong strategic fit for Artera, providing expansion of its core gas distribution services into Colorado and New Mexico while strengthening its existing water and wastewater service offerings.

Located in Pueblo West, Colorado, KRSC was founded in 1968 by Keith and Sharon Swerdfeger. KRSC is a leading provider of natural gas distribution and water infrastructure services, with a focus on the repair and renewal of existing underground infrastructure. KRSC is a well-respected second-generation family-owned company. The Company employs over 350 team members with exceptional leadership and core values that are well aligned with those of Artera.  KRSC will operate as a new Mountain region within Miller Pipeline, an Artera gas distribution business unit, with President Raymond Swerdfeger continuing in his leadership role and Keith Swerdfeger serving as a senior advisor to the business.

“KRSC aligns well with our core business strategy and expands our geographic coverage of the western U.S.,” declared Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. “The Miller and KRSC teams will complement one another nicely as they continue to provide world-class services to our existing and new customers.”

“This combination with KRSC will expand our geographic coverage and further enhance our leadership in gas distribution and water infrastructure services,” said Dale Anderson, President of Miller Pipeline. “KRSC’s shared commitment toward safety, and providing high-quality and reliable services to its customer base make them a natural and complementary fit with Miller. We look forward to welcoming Raymond and the KRSC team, and collectively, we look forward to the opportunities this presents for our people, our business, and our customers.”

“We look forward to this next step for our company and our employees, and I look forward to leading the continuous growth of KRSC,” said Raymond Swerdfeger, President of KRSC. “This is a great opportunity to join Dale and the Miller Pipeline team. We will continue providing the same high-level of quality service and commitment that our customers have come to expect from KRSC, backed now with additional resources and industry-leading experience needed to take KRSC to the next level.”

Eversheds Sutherland and Debevoise & Plimpton are serving as legal counsel to Artera. FMI Capital Advisors served as financial advisor to KRSC. Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher is serving as legal counsel to KRSC.

 

About K.R. Swerdfeger Construction
Founded in 1968, K.R. Swerdfeger Construction (“KRSC”) is a second-generation family-owned contractor with a primary focus on underground utilities including natural gas distribution, sanitary and storm sewer and water infrastructure. Headquartered in Pueblo West, Colorado and with a team of 350 employees, KRSC has a long history of excellence and has consistently been committed to safely providing the best service and value to their customers. To learn more, visit www.krswerd.com

About Miller Pipeline
Miller Pipeline, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is one of the nation’s premier natural gas distribution contractors with more than 65 years of experience in the utilities infrastructure industry. Established in 1953, Miller Pipeline operates in nearly two dozen states and has over 3,600 employees. Miller Pipeline provides quality construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation products and services to natural gas, municipal water and wastewater utilities throughout North America. To learn more, visit www.millerpipeline.com.

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a more than $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries across 35 states. Artera employs more than 9,100 people throughout the United States and focuses on maintenance, replacement, upgrade and integrity of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry, and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Quality, Integrity and Commitment. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

 

Media Contact
Artera | Annette Busateri | (262) 309-9838 | annette.busateri@artera.com

Artera Debuts at #7 on Annual Top 600 Specialty Contractor List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) is regarded as one of the top publications for the construction industry, dating back more than 100 years. Each year, ENR publishes the Top 600 Specialty Contractor List and Artera has debuted on this year’s list at number seven!

“What an honor to be recognized amongst our peers within the industry,” said Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. Artera also ranked number four in ENR’s Top 20 Firms in Utility.

While 2020 has been quite a year, we never lost sight of what matters – keeping safe and reliable energy flowing to homes and businesses – something our team members, customers and communities can all appreciate.

As part of the Top Ten in the market, we will continue our focus on growth, creating endless opportunities to make a lasting impact with our customers and the communities where we live and work.

“Our people are what makes Artera such a great place to work,” said Brian, “And our operating companies are the real heart of what we do and the face to our customers and the community.”

The Artera story is just beginning and ranking on this highly recognized list cements our achievements in 2020 and opens our eyes to where we are headed in the next decade. Each year, ENR chooses the top specialty contractors across the United States based on annual results that are provided by each participating company and based on revenue generated during the preceding calendar year.

Artera’s operating companies include KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Limited, Otis Eastern, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, Hydro-X and Hydro-X II. For more information about Artera, or our operating companies, visit www.artera.com.

To view the entire issue, please visit: http://bit.ly/ENR600

 

Doug Banning recipient of 2020 Pipeline Leadership Award

We’re excited to announce Doug S. Banning, Jr., former CEO of MVerge, has been awarded the 2020 Pipeline Leadership Award from North American Oil and Gas Pipelines magazine. The Pipeline Leadership Award was created to recognize a distinguished individual, project, or company for excellence in leadership and the implementation of innovative techniques and methods, proven on actual projects or process management to improve quality and integrity in the oil and gas pipeline industry, as well as to reduce the cost of construction, operation, and maintenance. This award is a culmination of Miller Pipeline’s four core values. Doug was officially honored on November 10 at the (virtual) Pipeline Leadership Conference. Watch the video presentation here.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Shawn Lyon of Marathon Pipe Line; Tracy Townsend of Washington Gas; Pat Michels of Michels Corp.; and Chuck Shafer or NiSource.

Please join us in congratulating Doug on this award and on his incredible 35-year career in the industry. To read more about Doug and his award, please see here.

 

Artera Completes Purchase of Otis Eastern Service

ATLANTA – October 1, 2020 – Artera Services, LLC (“Artera”), one of the nation’s industry-leading providers of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries, completed the previously announced acquisition of Otis Eastern Service, LLC (“Otis Eastern”) today.

“I am pleased to welcome Otis Eastern to the Artera family. Their rich history and foundation of the business fit perfectly with our culture and values at Artera,” stated Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera. “We are looking forward to this next step in the future of our companies.”

“The combination helps extend our path of success in this industry and will provide enhanced career opportunities for our employees while maintaining our loyalty to our business and customers,” said Casey Joyce, President, and CEO of Otis Eastern. “I am thrilled about our next chapter with Artera.”

Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Artera, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is serving as legal counsel to Artera.

About Otis Eastern Service, LLC
Otis Eastern Service, LLC, based in Wellsville, NY, is a superior contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast for more than 84 years. Established in 1936 with a background of three generations, Otis provides a reputation of expertise in complex and challenging pipeline projects across seven states and 600 employees. For more information, visit www.otiseastern.com

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 9,000 people throughout the United States and focuses on maintenance, replacement, and upgrade (“MRU”) of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry, and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Commitment. For more information, visit www.artera.com

15 Miller Pipeline Employees Receive MEA Awards for Assisting People in Need

We are pleased to share the news that the MEA Energy Association (MEA) has honored a record 15 Miller Pipeline employees with Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Awards.

MEA Life Sustaining Awards are presented to individuals from member companies who have saved the life of another. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to recognize those who have performed actions in the service of another that are considered above and beyond. Applications for the MEA Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Award are reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of MEA’s Board of Directors.

“MEA is honored to present the Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Awards,” said John Gann, MEA Vice President. “In these uncertain times, we are especially grateful to these outstanding individuals who rise up and make a positive contribution to society. Their actions are a testament to who these individuals are and to the training they receive as Miller Pipeline employees.”

Meritorious Service award recipients:

John Poling, foreman and Kogan Wilkerson (Indiana). This crew put out a car fire and then assisted the driver to safety. “This crew did exactly what they should have – their instincts kicked in and they didn’t hesitate to protect the life of someone they didn’t even know,” Superintendent Adrian Nickelson said. “Our crews are obviously not trained in how to fight car fires but this crew’s instinct kicked in. I’m proud of them.” Read more.


James Stapert, foreman (Indiana).
James came to the aid of an elderly woman after she suffered a fall. “James is someone who has had the lifelong example set to him of helping others by his father, who is a firefighter. Helping others is in James’s nature, and I’m grateful he was the right person in the right place at the right time,” Superintendent Tony Stephens said. Read more.

 

Don Campbell, foreman; Russell Miller, foreman; Joe Santoriella, laborer; Robert Still, laborer; John Adkins, laborer; Nicholas Gilliam, laborer; and Peggy Duncan, laborer (Ohio). This crew discovered a burning home, called 911 and worked to secure the scene. “I was not at all surprised when I heard how Don Campbell and Russ Miller’s crews came together and helped out in this emergency. Working with them several years, I never have doubted they would do what is right when faced with adversity. These two crews prove that what makes Miller Pipeline great is not only our policies, practices, and records. It is Miller Pipeline’s people that make us who we are and these two crews are two of the finest representatives we have at Miller Pipeline,” Ohio Region Safety Manager Aaron Hunt said. Read more.

 

 

Life Sustaining award recipients:

Chris Lane, foreman and Leo Richardson, Jr., foreman (Maryland). Chris and Leo noticed a homeowner they had previously spoken to was exhibiting symptoms of having a stroke. They immediately called 911 and stayed with the man until an EMT arrived on site. “It comes as no surprise that when Leo and Chris Lane saw another person in distress they did not hesitate to jump into action and help. They are both individuals who care about the well-being of not only their co-workers but the public which they work around daily,” Regional SQC Coordinator Chad Smith said. “They are an example to their peers here at Miller Pipeline of living our core values. Their selflessness and willingness to get involved is what quite possibly saved a person’s life that day.” Read more.

 

Michael Leclaire, operator (Missouri). Leclaire receives the award for assisting a father conducting the Heimlich maneuver on a choking baby, which cleared the baby’s airway and saved them. “I would like to thank Michael Leclaire for being a part of our team and representing our core values,” Superintendent Robert Maples said. “His actions exemplify what it truly means to be part of a team committed to the community and customers.” Read more.

Thank you to all of these employees for being ambassadors of Miller Pipeline and the best representations of our core values.

[Crew photos from 2019]

Artera to Acquire Otis Eastern Service

ATLANTA, August 26, 2020 – Artera Services, LLC (“Artera”) one of the nation’s largest providers of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Otis Eastern Service, LLC (“Otis Eastern”) today. Otis Eastern is a highly strategic fit with Artera, expanding and strengthening its position as a leader in the infrastructure services industry. This transaction marks the second within six months, reinforcing Artera’s commitment to building its position as the industry-leading provider of safe and reliable services to the natural gas and electric industries.

Located in Wellsville, New York, Otis Eastern has been in operation since 1936 as a contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast and Appalachian regions. This company employs about 600 employees and serves its customers in seven states with a rich history of three generations leading the company.

“This combination with Otis Eastern provides Artera an opportunity to expand our geographic territory and sustain the existing long-term relationships with their customers,” said Brian Palmer, CEO of Artera Services. “Otis Eastern is a highly complementary fit with a shared commitment to safety and to high-quality, reliable services to its customer base, with a focus on recurring maintenance and repair work on existing infrastructure. We welcome Otis Eastern and are looking forward to the opportunities this brings for our people and our business as we continue to serve our customers, focusing on our shared values.”

Day-to-day operations will continue to be run by Casey Joyce, President, and CEO of Otis Eastern, who will work closely with Palmer. “This is a great opportunity to grow our business. Our company values align with Artera’s culture, and we are looking forward to what is next for our business,” stated Joyce. “Our employees and customers will receive the same high-quality service they have come to expect now, and after the integration process.”

Otis Eastern will maintain its headquarters in Wellsville, New York.

Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Artera, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is serving as legal counsel to Artera.

About Otis Eastern Service, LLC
Otis Eastern Service, LLC, based in Wellsville, NY, is a superior contractor of pipelines for midstream and utility companies throughout the Northeast for more than 84 years. Established in 1936 with a background of three generations, Otis provides a reputation of expertise in complex and challenging pipeline projects across 7 states and 600 employees. For more information, visit www.otiseastern.com

About Artera
Artera, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 8,500 people throughout the United States and has a focus on maintenance, replacement and upgrade (“MRU”) of existing infrastructure. Artera’s business units are recognized market leaders, have long-standing operating histories in the industry and are well respected for shared common core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

Artera Services Announced as New Name for PowerTeam Services

ATLANTA – August 03, 2020 – Artera Services (“Artera”) was announced today by PowerTeam Services LLC as the new company name. After the acquisition of Miller Pipeline and Artera (collectively “Artera”) in April of this year, the company looked to establish a new name that better reflects the diversity of their offerings and provides a platform for future growth, both organically and through future acquisitions.
“Artera is not meant to be a literal representation of our company, but rather a strong name that we can continue to grow in the years to come,” stated Brian Palmer, chief executive officer of Artera. “Artera is built upon the collective strengths of our operating companies. They are the face to our customers and the communities we serve, but together we are Artera.”

Utility companies across America rely on Artera’s expertise in order to maintain, repair, and build infrastructure, which allows for the reliable distribution and transmission of natural gas and electric power to homes, businesses, and communities. This is complemented by a wide range of municipal and specialty services, which help complete the job.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Artera, and its operating companies (KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Artera, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, and Hydro-X) enable exceptional, mission-critical infrastructure in order to serve their customers and communities to build their tomorrow.
“We are excited to bring Artera to life and continue to demonstrate our core values of safety, quality, commitment, and reputation, in everything we do,” said Palmer. “While we may have a new name, we are still the same dedicated partner our customers have come to rely on, and we will continue to strive to be the best service provider in our industry.

About Artera: Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Artera is a $2 billion in revenue industry-leading provider of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries across 34 states. Artera employs more than 8,500 people throughout the United States. Its operating companies include KS Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Artera, Southeast Connections, Volt Power, and Hydro-X. For more information, visit www.artera.com.

Media Contacts:
Laura Morrow | 317-460-2195 | laura.morrow@artera.com
Annette Busateri | 262-309-9838 | annette.busateri@artera.com