Electrical infrastructure firm building $20 million headquarters near Covington

Courtesy Ampirical

A company specializing in electrical substations, protective relays and transmission lines and counts industrial plans among its customers is building a new headquarters in Louisiana.

Ampirical Solutions LLC will spend $20 million to build a 78,000-square-foot corporate headquarters near Covington and consolidate its existing St. Tammany Parish locations into the new office building.

A national company specializing in electrical infrastructure engineering, design and construction management, Ampirical will create 400 new direct jobs over the next decade, with an average annual salary of more than $85,000, plus benefits. Ampirical will retain 120 existing jobs, with the project generating an estimated 350 construction jobs.

Founded in Mandeville in 2006, Ampirical specializes in the design and construction of electrical substations and switchyards, protective relays and controls, transmission lines, distributions lines and related infrastructure. Customers include investor-owned utilities, municipalities, industrial plants, electrical cooperatives and independent power producers.

Ampirical offers customers complete engineering, procurement and construction services focused on the electrical grid. Those services include specialization in 3D-modeling, intelligent design and cybersecurity that enhances the reliability and protection of electric power transmission and distribution operations.

Ampirical anticipates completing the three-story corporate headquarters building, located at the northwest corner of Louisiana Highway 21 and Interstate 12, at the end of 2020, with movement to the building shortly thereafter. The headquarters will be located on a 5.5-acre site, with additional acreage available for future growth.

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