Pike Expands Capabilities in the West; Purchases Pine Valley Power, Inc.

Aug 02, 2011, 08:30 ET from Pike Electric Corporation

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE), one of the nation's leading energy solutions providers, announced its purchase of Pine Valley Power, Inc. based in Bluffdale, Utah.

Pine Valley Power provides construction and maintenance services to the transmission and distribution, renewable energy, industrial water and mining industries. Pine Valley generated revenue of approximately $25 million during the last 12 months.  Michael Horan, Pine Valley Power's President, will retain that position.

"Mike and his talented team, their geographic location and strong union relations will enable Pike Electric Corporation, through Pine Valley Power, to construct and maintain transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout the West.  Mike and his team also bring tremendous renewable energy knowledge including geothermal electricity generation.  Pine Valley Power combined with our Pike Energy Solutions West coast engineering offices and our Klondyke Construction business based in Phoenix, Arizona provide a great team to pursue large scale EPC projects in the West," stated J. Eric Pike, Chairman and CEO of Pike Electric Corporation.

"Joining the Pike family of companies gives us the resources to pursue more and larger projects as we work to dramatically grow our business.  Our customers have been looking for us to take on larger, more complex projects and with Pike's backing that will now be possible," explained Mike Horan, Pine Valley Power President.  

"Over the past three years Pike has continued to execute on our growth strategy of service line diversification and geographic expansion.  Mike and his team help us continue this strategy in the West, and provide a platform to leverage our full range of services to customers in that region," continued Mr. Pike.

About Pike Electric Corporation

Pike Electric Corporation is a leading provider of energy solutions to over 200 investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities in the United States. Our comprehensive services include facilities planning and siting, permitting, engineering, design, installation, maintenance and repair of power delivery systems, including renewable energy projects. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PIKE. For more information, visit us online at www.pike.com.

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