Muth Electric building in Foundation Park
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Muth Electric celebrates new Sioux Falls location to support growing operation

  • June 18, 2024

Several local divisions of Muth Electric now are under one roof in Sioux Falls, thanks to a brand-new office and warehouse building at Foundation Park.

Muth Electric building in Foundation Park

The business has started operating out of a 24,500-square-foot building that sits on 7 acres, directly east of the Amazon fulfillment center.

“We’ve made a tremendous effort to create a world-class environment for our employees,” president and chief operating officer David Muth said. “We set out to find a way to improve the employee experience and provide outstanding training and better serve our customers. I think we’ve hit a home run with all three in this building.”

The building houses multiple divisions for Muth Electric. The electrical contractor takes on a broad range of large commercial and industrial work, including hospitals, water and wastewater treatment facilities, wind energy, correctional facilities, airport runway lighting, roadway lighting, hotels, industrial plants, military facilities, schools, medical clinics, office buildings and major retail stores. The company has a fleet of service vans to cover electrical needs for customers.

Muth Electric office in Foundation Park

Additionally, Muth Technology specializes in structured network and fiber optic cabling for industrial, commercial, wind farm, small-business and residential customers, along with designing and installing distributed antenna systems, SCADA infrastructure platforms, wireless networks, and security and audiovisual systems.

Muth Power Solutions, the company’s automated control division, as well as employees supporting a medium voltage group that works throughout the Upper Midwest, also work out of the new building.

Family-owned Muth Electric is based in Mitchell and was founded in 1970. The team has grown to 530 employees in 12 locations across South Dakota and Nebraska.

Employees companywide will begin coming to Sioux Falls for training starting this summer, using the first-class classroom and training lab that was built at the office.

Classroom in Muth Electric office in Foundation Park

“We have a full-time trainer who will be leading our classes and trainings, not just for our Sioux Falls electricians and technicians, but throughout the company we’ll bring people to Sioux Falls for training sessions and orientations throughout the year,” CEO Paul Muth said.

“It’s similar to what works very well in tech schools, with both classroom space and a lab for hands-on work.”

Muth Electric partners closely with tech schools to support its workforce needs. It has three full-time recruiters regularly working with 16 tech schools throughout the region. The company offers 15 to 20 full-ride Build Dakota Scholarships every year, plus additional support for college students.

The Sioux Falls office is the company’s largest, with about 160 employees.

Employees in office at Muth Electric in Foundation Park

“Muth Electric has been a respected name in Sioux Falls for many years, and we were happy to welcome them to Foundation Park,” said Bob Mundt, president and CEO of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.

“Their imprint on our growth and development is apparent in so many of the construction projects you see taking shape in Sioux Falls and the region. We are honored to have them as partners.”

The Foundation Park location has been an ideal fit, Muth Electric’s leaders said.

“We wanted an exciting location, and I think Foundation Park is the real deal,” Paul Muth said. “That location is perfect. We have a lot of customers out there, plus it’s easily accessible throughout the area and even the region.”

Along with large construction projects statewide, the company has seen significant growth in its servicing work, which also is convenient from the new location.

“The professionalism of our employees has led to a tremendous amount of service work,” Paul Muth said. “We’ll go into Amazon or a number of other businesses in Sioux Falls and do their day-to-day maintenance and service work.”

Warehouse at Muth Electric in Foundation Park

The location reflects a strong ongoing relationship between Muth Electric and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.

“They’ve supported us, and we’ve done our very best to support them,” David Muth said. “We think it’s a mutually beneficial relationship.”

The new office also will serve as a sort of blueprint for other Muth Electric locations across the region.

“Sioux Falls is the prototype, and Rapid City, where we are building a new office, will have the same look and feel. We’re delighted with the finished product in Sioux Falls, and we want to replicate it in other new builds,” David Muth said.

Conference Room at Muth Electric in Foundation Park

Plus, the Sioux Falls property allows Muth Electric plenty of room to expand.

“The lot is big enough to accommodate us currently, plus a lot of growth,” Paul Muth said. “It will take us years down the road, so we have really nice potential for expansion.”

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