Veteran Industrial Experience


Columbia River Electric utilizes industry leading ERP and project management software to ensure all projects are effectively supervised and tracked throughout the project life cycle. Our dedication to excellence extends beyond planning and is best illustrated by our history of safety-guided performance.

    Safety Quick Stats:
  • Zero recordable injuries: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2017 EMR 0.61
  • 2016 EMR 0.82
  • 2015 EMR 0.84
  • Dedicated full-time safety director

Our Services


From building paper machines to 150 megawatt power plants, CREM has the craft and management team to meet any reasonable schedule, scope and budget! We have performed 100’s of projects in heavy industry meeting the high demands of safety, schedule, scope and budget!

  • Power & Generating Stations
  • Fuel Terminals / Oil Refineries
  • Food Processing
  • Pulp & Paper Industry
  • Data Centers
  • Process Controls
  • UL-508 Certification
  • Design Build / Design Assist
  • Pre-Fabrication
  • Farm / Agriculture
Find out more about CREM Industrial Work

Portland General Electric Carty Station

Boardman, OR (2015-16)

    DETAIL
  • Electrical installation, start-up & commissioning of a 450MW natural gas power plant, installation & wiring of ISO Phase Bus 30.5KV switchgear & paralleled switchgear, 7.2KV back-up feed auto transfer in the event of a 500KV line failure, downstream switchgear & equipment
  • Peak crew size 120
  • $17MM
  • Completed in 10 months
    CREW
  • Rob Ward – Project Manager
  • Dan Zints – Superintendent
  • Paul Strickland – Project Engineer/QA/QC
  • Jaisen Mody – Project Contact for Portland General Electric / 503.789.8407

Lamb Weston / Conagra L5 Expansion

Richland, WA (2016-17)

    DETAIL
  • New construction of a potato processing facility, main power distribution, general purpose lighting, process control wire installation.
  • $5.5MM.
    CREW
  • Mark Brassard – Project Manager
  • Scott Page – Project Engineer
  • Zach Hayward – General Foreman
  • Steve Strickland – Project Contact Fisher Construction Group / 509-820-6586

WestRock Paper Mill

Tacoma, WA (2016)

    DETAIL
  • Concurrent digester DCS upgrade and #3 steambox electrical installation during mill R&M, completed on schedule while also assisting with paper machine fire recovery.
  • $2.3MM.
    CREW
  • Phil Fielding – Senior Project Manager
  • Paul Strickland – Project Manager
  • Kevin Held – General Foreman
  • Kevin Cheng – Project Contact WestRock / 253.596.0232

Williams Northwest Pipeline Rebuild

Plymouth, WA (2015-16)

    DETAIL
  • Rebuild of LNG facility, including new power distribution to loads within the plant (24VDC – 5KV), instrument & control wiring.
  • $1.9MM.
    CREW
  • Rob Heimann – Project Manager
  • Scott Page – Superintendent
  • Jarod Knight – Project Contact Williams Northwest / 970.589.2151

Fredrickson Enterprises MV Station

Boardman, OR (2013-14)

    DETAIL
  • Design & build of a new 12.5KV MCC for a new irrigation system, (4) 1000 HP motors, (1) 1000 HP MV VFD for pressure control, installation of telemetry control.
  • Project completed on schedule, within budget.
  • $125K
    CREW
  • Jim Medina – Project Manager & Superintendent
  • Vern Fredrickson – Project Contact Fredrickson Enterprises / 541.481.3395

PCA Paper Mill Buss 2 Replacement

Wallula, WA (2016)

    DETAIL
  • 13.8KV distribution switchgear replacement completed during plantwide shutdown (12 breakers), some systems were required to remain active to maintain schedule.
  • Project completed on schedule, within budget.
  • $150K
    CREW
  • Phil Fielding – Project Manager
  • Paul Strickland – Superintendent
  • Brent Loveland – Project Contact PCA Paper Mill / 509.547.2411

Phillips 66 Butane Station

Spokane, WA (2017)

    DETAIL
  • Installation of raceways and wiring for new butane blending station, to include controls, testing and commissioning.
  • $250K
    CREW
  • Dan Zints – Project Manager
  • Jeff Elbert – Foreman
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