Michels Power: Sends Convoy to Help Rebuild After Hurricane

Katie Ostrander, (414) 270-3000 ext. 231 (office), 262-853-3279 (cell)

30 Employees, 24 Trucks En Route to Mississippi

NEENAH, Wis. (September 2, 2005)—A convoy of Michels Power employees and equipment are on their way to the Gulf Coast to help rebuild the electrical transmission and distribution infrastructure and assist in clean up after Hurricane Katrina devastated more than 400 miles of coast line earlier this week.

Thirty employees and 24 trucks, including diggers, pole trailers and bucket trucks, left Michels Power’s Neenah headquarters yesterday. They are expected to arrive in Jackson, Miss., this evening. Michels Power is a division of Brownsville-based Michels Corporation.

“Our motto is ‘Building America, Changing the World,’” said Pat Michels, president of Michels Corporation. “When Mississippi Power, a Southern Company, called to bring us on board, we were honored to be a part of the effort to rebuild after the hurricane. Restoring power to this devastated region is one of the most vital first steps in helping our neighbors in the south get back on their feet. It has been my experience that the worst of times often bring out the best in America. I am proud to say that our company’s help is on its way.”

Michels Power also is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be helping clear storm debris from roads and assist in other areas of the clean up work.

Michels Power, a full-service electrical contractor has provided innovative solutions to a wide variety of electrical projects and building needs since 1949. Michels Power provides a broad range of electrical power services, including transmission and distribution capabilities, to utilities across the United States.

Michels Corporation is a diversified utility, engineering, design and construction contractor with a critical expertise in linking systems for energy, communications, transportation and distribution. Based in Brownsville, Wis., Michels is dedicated to providing an atmosphere of integrity in which the needs and expectations of its customers and employees are met and exceeded consistently. Michels employs more than 2100 people and works with customers from throughout the United States and around the world.