Avon, Minn. — Blattner creates environments where people love to work. So much so that the company was recently selected as one of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Minnesota.
Blattner, the leading installer of utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy in North America, is a people-driven business located in the heart of Minnesota. They’ve been an innovator and leader in the industry for over a century. In that time, the business has advanced major infrastructure throughout the United States from constructing dams, mines, bridges and roads to becoming one of the most formidable and respected wind and solar contractors in the world, installing more than 50,000 megawatts of renewable energy nationwide.
Blattner was chosen as a Best Places to Work finalist by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal based on several factors: proximity, external evaluation and employee survey results. “It’s one thing to look good as a company from the outside, but what’s on the inside is the true story and Blattner is a great example of an all-around first-rate organization,” said Christine Huston, Communications Director. Employees at Blattner pride themselves in several key areas that they believe drive their company to be a great place to work: culture, character, community and clean energy.
Culture is cultivated at Blattner by embodying and reflecting great values and common purpose. Each employee has a copy of the “Blattner Purpose, Basics and Values” at their desk as their reference of how they are empowered to act and which they are encouraged to uphold.
“When our people are at their best, we are at our best,” is a phrase commonly heard at Blattner. This championing of outstanding character shines through in how teams collaborate, innovate and work together for the greater good.
Community and caring for each other is a common theme at Blattner. “We believe we have a responsibility to make and leave our communities better where we live and work,” Christine said, “This approach applies to our Minnesota communities as well as the communities across the country where our teams build renewable energy projects.”
As a company in the business of renewable energy, Blattner believes in their ability and opportunity to make the world a better place. “We have a responsibility to act morally and ethically, and to make a difference in the world around us,” Christine said. “The opportunity at Blattner for employees to build a better tomorrow through their work and within the work environment is phenomenal.”
“Ultimately, it comes down to the people,” said Nik Maeder, Vice President of Solar, “We can't do great things without great people, and we have bunch of great people who work for Blattner."
This year marks the 23rd annual Best Places to Work awards for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. It's the Twin Cities' longest-running awards program recognizing great workplaces. The 2021 honorees will be featured in the Business Journal's August 13 Best Places to Work special edition, as well as online.
To read more about the Best Places to Work process and see all the companies who were nominated, visit https://bizj.us/1qal5t.