Edwardsville-based J.F. Electric is growing its business beyond the Midwest.
The company recently beat out several other electrical construction firms to win a large three-year industrial contract with Phillips 66’s Oklahoma-based refinery facility located in Ponca City.
J.F. Electric Commercial and Industrial Division Vice President Les Benton said the company has wasted no time mobilizing their crews and equipment in the new location.
“We’ve had to hit the ground running on this project while ensuring that all operations are living up to our standards as a company,” said Benton. “Supplying the tools, infrastructure and safety needs for this expansion took many hours of work by our team but was well worth it. Our first task was to hire 30 new employees from the local Oklahoma union and based on progress, we expect to be hiring more very soon.”
J.F. Electric has extensive experience in refineries, manufacturing, instrumentation and maintenance that makes them ideally suited to serve the Oklahoma market. The company will have a project leader from its Edwardsville-based headquarters on site in Oklahoma to oversee daily operations.