BATON ROUGE, La., February 19, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Under the leadership of founder/CEO Pepper Rutland, the electrical and instrumentation powerhouse MMR has earned the top position as the largest electrical contractor in five states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas, according to the industry rankings. These rankings were released by Engineering News-Record of Texas and Louisiana (ENR). This impressive ranking is based on revenue earned from the previous year (2018). MMR revenue in these states totaled $545 million in 2018.
MMR President/CEO James “Pepper” Rutland stated, “MMR is proud to be recognized by ENR of Texas and Louisiana as the number one electrical contractor. As we move into the new year, MMR will continue to provide the best service to our clients, focusing on breaking into new market sectors and expanding our geographic footprint domestically and internationally.”
In ENR’s Top Specialty Contractors edition, the magazine examines both the current and future of the industry in terms of projects and craft demand. James Pepper Rutland and MMR substantially completed work on the mega-project, Sasol, which is featured as a significant infrastructure project.
The Sasol Lake Charles Chemical Complex - Cracker and Derivatives project outside of Lake Charles, La. was a $300 million project for MMR. MMR’s scope of work for this project included ductbanks and manhole installations, finish assembly of twelve substations, high voltage cable installation and termination to eight substations, grounding, cable tray, cable and fiber optics, lighting systems along with Public Address and General Alarm (PAGA) and camera installations.
Eric Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MMR, reports the project brought together at its peak 2,000 craftsmen working in the Lake Charles area. MMR and Pepper Rutland continue to provide jobs for the community and its members through projects like this.
Additionally, the ENR magazine highlights James Pepper Rutland and MMR’s workforce development efforts among the industry-wide skilled labor shortage that specialty contractors are currently facing. MMR has taken an active role in addressing these concerns through the development of an NCCER accredited Craft Training Center and an apprenticeship program for electrical journey workers.
James Pepper Rutland and the entire team at MMR are proud of their recognition as the largest electrical contractor by ENR in five states. “MMR will continue to remain at the forefront of the industry thanks to the outstanding leadership and safety standards of the men and women who form our company,” said Rutland.
Source: Pepper Rutland, MMR Group