Electrical contracting and engineering solutions for the transportation industry
Mass. Electric Construction Co. is a recognized leader in transit and rail systems installation, backed with the construction and engineering resources, capabilities and know-how to deliver even the most complex and high-profile transportation projects in North America.
Unmatched performance in industrial electrical contracting
As a full-service electrical contractor, Mass. Electric Construction Co. delivers industrial electrical projects of all sizes across North America — from power generation and renewable energy projects to refineries, water treatment facilities and other complex heavy industrial facilities.
Innovative solutions for the evolving power delivery market
With comprehensive engineering and construction expertise, Mass Electric Construction Co. performs all aspects of power delivery projects, from transmission, substation and distribution to underground and submarine cables.
End-to-End Electrical Design and Contracting Solutions
CAREERS AT MASS. ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION CO.
At MEC, you’ll find more opportunities to expand your skills, explore new places and be supported in your journey.
From Day One, you’ll have access to more opportunities to grow yourself and your career. MEC’s diverse market presence means stability for our business, and opportunity for you to gain meaningful responsibility and find more adventure along the way.
MEC is proudly signatory to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Mass. Electric through the decades
Francis Angino, a 23-year-old electrical engineer and entrepreneur, founded Mass. Electric Construction Co. in Boston. Francis took on the U.S. Postal Service Building in Boston as his first large project.
Even during the Depression, Francis was gaining respect in the New England construction community as a man of unparalleled integrity and MEC was earning a reputation as a quality contractor for delivering jobs on time for a fair price.
MEC was drafted into service during World War II and began work on the U.S. Naval Air Station at Weymouth. MEC’s ability to fast-track specialty jobs was an asset during the war years, especially during construction of the emergency power stations at both ends of the Panama Canal.
MEC continued to diversify its portfolio with commercial projects like supermarkets and office buildings, transit projects and dams, allowing the company to develop relationships with local contractors and train employees.
MEC developed strong relationships with several Boston-area hospitals, where its ability to execute strict shutdown/cutover times was crucial. MEC also began its longstanding partnership on Gillette’s South Boston Complex, performing highly technical negotiated work.
Francis’ children, Michael and Francis (Franny) played major roles in developing MEC, with Michael focusing on local work while Franny focused on growing the company. Franny arranged a joint venture with Lord Electric Company to pursue transit work made possible by the Urban Mass Transportation Act. Mass. Electric benefitted the partnership through its strong ties to the local labor force.
AT&T became MEC’s largest client as data centers became a niche focus during the decade.
MEC’s transit work expanded beyond the Boston area, beginning with the Metro-Dade project in Miami. By 1987, MEC had grown into a nationwide contractor and acquired Lord Electric’s interest in the joint venture after a 22-year partnership.
MEC excelled in large, complex projects and maintained strong client and contractor relationships, which led to successful projects such as the Central Artery/Tunnel and the Leonard Zakim Bridge.
After Francis Angino’s passing, his sons arranged for MEC to be acquired by Kiewit Infrastructure Co. in 1992 to ensure continued success.
2000s - Today
MEC has continued its expansion into the energy markets with its work on power plants, renewables and power delivery, as well as transportation and transit markets across North America.