Associate Members

This is our membership category for businesses and other entities. The history of many associate members is closely tied with municipal utilities. Associate Members provide valuable services to Regular Members. MMUA and its utility members value the Associate Members and the goods and services they provide. Below is a list of our Associate Members.



Company Name

Avant Energy, Inc.

Physical Address: 220 South Sixth Street, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Mailing Address: 220 South Sixth Street, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612.349.6868  
Fax: 612.349.6108

Avant Energy is a Minneapolis-based energy management company founded in 1984. We create value for our clients by helping control energy supply costs and managing energy supply risk in an increasingly complex and changing marketplace. Our services include energy consulting, utility management services, energy trading, and project development.

AZCO, Inc.

Physical Address: 7300 Hudson Boulvard North, Suite 180, Oakdale, MN 55128
Mailing Address: 7300 Hudson Boulvard North, Suite 180, Oakdale, MN 55128
Phone: 651.414.0393  

AZCO is a full-service industrial contractor and fabricator serving the power generation renewable energy, pulp and paper, metal casting and food and beverage industries. The scope of services we provide is diverse, including new plant construction, gas turbine/generator installation, boiler erection and rebuilds, structural steel erection, environmental compliance work gas and steam turbine maintenance, pipe and metal fabrication, conveying equipment installation and equipment moving and installation.

B & B Commercial Coating, LLC

Physical Address: PO BOX 663, Maple Lake, MN 55358
Mailing Address: PO BOX 663, Maple Lake, MN 55358
Phone: 320.333.9820  
Fax: 320.262.7005

B & B Commercial Coating provides experienced, professional labor to sand blast or vapor blast, and recoat transformers and light poles at a fraction of the cost of new.  We are family-owned and operated, and have been providing quality utility maintenance across the state of Minnesota since 2010.

We use only the highest quality Sherwin Williams coatings for a long-lasting finish.  Our vapor-blast system uses water to "cushion" the blasting medium to prevent the dust normally seen in regular sandblasting systems.  Our vapor blasting system is perfect for any project that is near objects that normally would have to be covered.  It is a safe, clean, and provides maximum blast power with minimal dust.

Please call Bruce for a free quote at 320-333-9820.



B & B Transformer, Inc.

Physical Address: 2850 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024
Mailing Address: PO Box 96, Farmington, MN 55024-0096
Phone: 651.463.2573   Toll Free: 800.237.5525  
Fax: 651.463.4616

B&B Transformers, Inc. specializes in D.O.E. compliant transformers. As a Cooper Power/Eaton Authorized Service Center, we remanufacture pole and pad mount transformers up to 2500kva and voltage regulators, based on our customer's individual specifications, with a three-year warranty. B&B Transformer also reconditions and repairs oil-filled electrical distribution transformers, does oil testing, and purchases scrap/salvage units.

Baker Tilly

Physical Address: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Mailing Address: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612.876.4500   Toll Free: 800.362.7301  
Fax: 612.238.8900

Anna Nelson, Senior Marketing Associate
Phone: 608.240.2615

Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and advisory firm with nationally recognized utility expertise, providing services to more than 600 utility and energy companies. Our specialized professionals connect with you through refreshing candor and clear public power and utility industry insight. Baker Tilly speaks your language and identifies with your goals to consistently deliver comprehensive, strategic solutions that are just right for you. Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country and is an independent member of Baker Tilly International.

Barr Engineering Company

Physical Address: 4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55435
Mailing Address: 4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: 952.832.2600  
Fax: 952.832.2601

FIELD OF PRACTICE: Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Hydraulic, Structural, Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical and Geotechnical Engineering: Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Limology, Biology, Soil Science & Atmospheric Science ACTIVITIES: Assessment & Remediation: site investigation and remediation; feasibility studies; waste characterization; property assessments; groundwater modeling. Air Quality: permitting assistance; regulatory analysis; dispersion modeling; stack testing; emission control. Facilities & Infrastructure: dams; hydraulics; landfills; task management; waste minimization studies; mineland reclamation; tailing basins; foundations. Process Design: design of systems: materials handling, transport and storage; treatment and processing for air, waste & water; HVAC; electrical power & controls; process controls. Water Resources: water quality; watershed investigations; flood control; algae & milfoil surveys; NPDES permit assistance; wetland delineation, mitigation & permitting.

Basic Concepts, Inc. dba Justrite

Physical Address: 1310 Harris Bridge Road, Anderson, SC 29621
Mailing Address: 1310 Harris Bridge Road, Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864.224.7227  

Thom White, Regional Sales Manager
Phone: 502.267.0101 ext. 5554

Justrite Engineered Solutions offers a variety of customizable, adaptable, preventative oil containment and filtration systems for the power utility industry, all typically 25-50% less than traditional methods. All of the solutions are in compliance with IEEE Std. 980 and meet or exceed SPCC and Clean Water Act regulations.

Installing more than 10,000 secondary containment solutions globally, Justrite provides containment, management and filtration options to help electric utilities identify and solve their containment needs. From the initial process of assessing the site and drafting engineered drawings to identifying the best customized solutions and installation, our consultative team of experts have you covered.

Bell Lumber & Pole Company

Physical Address: 778 1st Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
Mailing Address: PO Box 120786, New Brighton, MN 55112-0024
Phone: 651.633.4334  
Fax: 651.633.8852

Jim Davis, Sales Representative
Phone: 715.418.3792

Bell Lumber & Pole Company are wood experts who provide excellent products, aesthetics, value and services...all customized for your needs and available even in unplanned events.

BlueSky Daylighting, Inc.

Physical Address: 42324 300th Avenue SE, Fosston, MN 56542-9213
Mailing Address: 42324 300th Avenue SE, Fosston, MN 56542-9213
Phone: 218.686.8216  
Fax: 218.563.2530

We are an underground utility contractor for telecommunication and power systems. We install conduit, cables, pedestals, hand holes, and pads by means of directional drilling, trenching and plowing. We also offer non-destructive utility exposure and liquid clean-up and removal services.

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Physical Address: 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001-5900
Mailing Address: 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001-5900
Phone: 507.625.4171  
Fax: 507.625.4177

Bolton & Menk, Inc. is a Minnesota-based engineering firm founded in 1949. For over six decades, we have been committed to improving quality of life through engineering excellence and client satisfaction. We serve private and public clients in the areas of environmental, civil, transportation and water resources engineering. A full range of professional land surveying and GPS (Global Positioning Systems) services are also available. With the corporate office in Mankato, the firm maintains offices in Fairmont, Sleepy Eye, Burnsville, Willmar, Ramsey, Maplewood, Baxter, Rochester and Chaska, Minnesota; Ames, Spencer and Des Moines, Iowa; and Fargo, North Dakota.