PirTano Construction expands electrical offerings with Powerlink Electric acquisition

(UI) – PirTano Construction Company, Inc., a Midwest-based infrastructure and utility services-focused underground construction company operating in the communications and sewer and water sectors, is acquiring Powerlink Electric.

Mike Piraino, President of PirTano, said, "The acquisition of Powerlink will operate as a new electrical division, and brings additional service offerings and bench strength of employees as we look forward to continuing to support our customers while capitalizing on additional opportunities."

Founded in 2006 by Doug Pantle and Steve Lipinski, Powerlink Electric is a full-service electrical and telecommunications contractor based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Powerlink primarily focuses on commercial and industrial projects and operates in Northeastern Illinois and surrounding areas. Powerlink will continue to operate under the current leadership as a wholly owned subsidiary of PirTano.

Located in Addison, Illinois, PirTano is a construction company that was founded by Mike Piraino, Joe Pantano, and Jack Horn in 1982. Now spanning more than four decades, PirTano has expanded its services from the early days as an Underground Utility Contractor; installing sewer and water systems and installing coax cable throughout the Chicagoland area into three areas of business, but also as a contractor for both public and private customers.

In addition, PirTano has provided an array of infrastructure and land development services and has expanded as a communications contractor, adapting to the ever-evolving communications business. As a communications contractor, they provide services such as fiber projects, fiber splicing, directional boring services, underground and aerial construction.

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