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Posted on October 7, 2020 in News

Riggs Distler Wins 2020 Project Excellence Award From NECA

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Work on the Atlantic City Electric-Orchard to Lewis Transmission Reliability Project Honored During NECA 2020 LIVE Virtual Convention.

We were recently recognized by the National Electrical Contractors Association with a NECA Project Excellence Award in Overhead Transmission for the Atlantic City Electric-Orchard to Lewis Transmission Reliability Project.


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NECA established the Project Excellence Award to showcase the exceptional work that its members perform throughout the country. Riggs Dislter was recognized along with this year’s other winners during NECA 2020 LIVE, the association’s virtual convention and trade show on Wednesday, October 7th.

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Stephen Zemaitatis Jr., President and CEO of Riggs Distler said, “Riggs Distler is honored to be recognized nationally by NECA for our contribution to essential infrastructure. We are proud to contribute to increased electrical reliability for communities where we live and work.”


About the Project

Riggs Distler was selected as the general contractor on the 41 Mile 230KV/138KV Transmission Line Rebuild. The result of this project delivers a more capable and reliable electric grid for the citizens of southern New Jersey. Learn more about this project by reading the case study here.

About The National Electrical Contractors Association

NECA is the voice of the $171 billion industry responsible for bringing electrical power, lighting and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Washington, D.C., four regional offices, and 118 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. Go to  to learn more about the NECA Project Excellence Award. Go to to learn more about the National Electrical Contractors Association.

About Riggs Distler

First established in 1909, we’ve been in continuous operation for 111 years. Since our founding, Riggs Distler has grown into one of the largest union utility, mechanical and electrical contractors in the United States. Riggs Distler employs the industry’s most skilled and experienced project managers and union craft personnel to deliver lasting solutions, no matter how challenging or complex the project. For over a century, we’ve helped the Energy and Utility industry develop the infrastructure that powers the Eastern United States. With our commitment to safety, planning, and efficiency, we act as a turnkey partner so that our clients can focus on what matters—their business.