In the fall of 1988 Terry Nelson envisioned a better way to manufacture high quality Relay & Control Panels and started the wheels in motion to begin a new business that would do just that.

Tom David and Randy Dochterman, who had been working with Terry already, jumped on board with his vision in November and December of 1988. Determined to succeed, they knew that quality would give them longevity. To this very day, quality is Ep2's highest priority.

It was a tall order for just a few people to start from the ground up, gathering all of the things necessary to build projects, as well as build the infrastructure from scratch.

The first EP² building was leased in 1988 and was approximately 1200 square feet. One year later, another building was leased that seemed huge at 10,000 feet.

In a short time EP² grew from 3 to 35 people, and in 1993 our current building was purchased. At that time it was 36,000 square feet.

In 1998, Tim O’Donnell, P.E. joined EP² as the Engineering Manager, and later became Vice President.

Finding a niche in complete control buildings, additional real estate was sorely needed to be efficient. In 2007 EP² leased and later purchased an existing building north of our main facility. The acquisition increased our space by 14,000 square feet, and with its overhead crane, allowed us to load, unload, and work on control buildings in a weather-controlled environment.

In 2010 Terry Nelson took on another challenge — retirement. While we were all very happy for him, it was hard to see him go. Tim took over as President that year.

The last several years have seen a great deal of large projects and expansions. One expansion to our main building of 10,000 square feet was completed in 2012, and then another 14,000 opened in September 2013. During this time our staff also increased, and currently maintains at around 180 employees including 7 Engineers, 8 Project Managers, IEEE members, and quoting and purchasing department personnel.

EP² has surpassed its 25th anniversary. We are proud to have built and maintained a business that our customers have grown to depend on, and to be known for quality and customer service in the industry. Many employees have stayed with us for 20+ years. That says a lot for how we feel about where we work.


Quality Wiring
Posted by EP² in EP² Blog on 7/3/2013
Expert craftsmanship and attention to detail ensure that EP2 panels are built and wired to meet and exceed the systematic guidelines of our rigorous Quality Assurance Process.


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