Building Beyond Boston: Over three decades in the Carolinas for Griffin Electric

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A leading electrical subcontractor, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) has delivered high quality results in a range of markets for over 45 years. Expanding beyond its Massachusetts headquarters, Griffin Electric’s North Carolina regions have completed more than 400 projects spanning over thirty years and have been important to the company’s success throughout the Southeast.

From hospitals, military bases, and airports to water treatment plants, and colleges and universities throughout the state, the company’s Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte offices have produced an impressive and expansive portfolio of work.

Since the first project at the Siemens Medical Systems Training Center in Cary in 1991, these Carolina regions have made a name for themselves and are consistently recognized among the best and largest electrical contractors in the state.Griffin Electric is a firm believer that the future success of the company and the construction industry as a whole begins with apprenticeship. With both locations offering Griffin’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program on-site, the company can be confident it is developing future leaders of the industry. The program, which recently celebrated its 30-year milestone in 2023, is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). It features a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction, where apprentices earn full benefits, excellent compensation, and are eligible for wage increases every six months, based on grades and work performance.

With a talented, dedicated team in place, each office has established relationships and built trust with many clients and project partners, leading to both new and repeat business. Griffin’s Charlotte region recently completed electrical and telecommunications work on the new Belmont Community Recreation Center, a 42,000-sf, two-story facility which is the first of its kind for the city of Belmont, NC.Some highlighted features of the indoor recreation center include gymnasium courts, indoor walking tracks, and multiple fitness classrooms, as well as a state-of-the-art media room and a concessions area. Among the many projects currently in-progress, the Charlotte team is hard at work on a new manufacturing facility for BWM, which spans 900,000-sf.

Located in Greer, SC, this is one the largest projects in the company’s history. Griffin Electric is very proud to have been involved in more than 100 military-related projects across the Southeast and New England over the past four-plus decades, and the Raleigh-Durham region has played a particularly significant role in helping the company attain this milestone.

The Raleigh Durham team has nearly one dozen ongoing military projects alone, which will complement an already impressive roster of work for the region once completed. These projects include both renovation and new construction work across several military bases, including Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune and Fort Liberty, formerly known as Fort Bragg. Maintaining strong ties to the military has been important to the company since its inception in 1978, and these roots stretch beyond just the projects that they have helped build.

Understanding that military experience can be a huge asset, Griffin Electric has made it a priority to recruit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. With a number of employees who have previously served, the company has seen first-hand just how valuable the characteristics, training, and experiences they possess can be. Its in-house Apprenticeship Training Program is designated as an approved training site by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Through employment with Griffin Electric, and satisfactory participation and progress in the program, veterans may be entitled to receive a monthly stipend from the VA through the Post-9/11 GI Bill to help meet the cost of everyday expenses.

Whether you are a military veteran or someone who might just be looking for a career change, the company is always open to adding talented, hard-working individuals to strengthen its team, both in the office and in the field. And while apprenticeship may be where the path of training and education begins for many at Griffin Electric, the company emphasizes continual learning and development for its team members throughout the company, regardless of what someone’s position or role may be.

By offering many tools and resources to employees, the company aims to promote an environment that will allow them to reach their full potential and achieve their personal and career-related goals.

If you are interested in learning more about Griffin Electric and its employment opportunities, please visit waynejgriffinelectric.com, call its recruiting hotline at 800-421-0151, or you may also email your resume to fieldrecruiting@wjgei.com.

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