Congresswoman Nanette Barragán Visits Murray Company

For Immediate Release:

August 7, 2018

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Rancho Dominguez, CA – Last week, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA-44) visited ESCA Leadership & Development Council member Murray Company at their headquarters in Rancho Dominguez. Murray Company Chief Financial Officer Alvin Aeschlimann and Controller Christopher Gardner welcomed Congresswoman Barragán on the company’s behalf, shared the company‘s 100+ year history, and gave an overview of current projects including Long Beach Civic Center and the Rams Stadium. Murray Company President & CEO Jim DeFlavio gave the Congresswoman a tour of the Fabrication Facility, introducing her to employee-owners who shared their employee ownership stories and how the ESOP contributed to the success of the company.

“Our employees have always been committed to Murray Company, but since adopting our ESOP in 2002, we’ve seen a renewed and continuous motivation among our employee-owners working to secure and promote resilient retirement plans for all employee-owners,” said Alvin Aeschlimann, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Company. “Thank you to Rep. Barragán for paying us a visit and continuing to support employee ownership.”

Murray Company, a full-service mechanical and underground piping contractor in Southern California, was founded in 1913 and is currently recognized as a preeminent regional mechanical contractor, ranking 75th out of 600 nationally for the Specialty Contractors category and 19th out of 50 nationally for the Mechanical Contractors category in Engineering News-Record, a leading industry publication. The company has over 1,000 employee-owners around California including over 800 field personnel. MurrayCompany started their ESOP in 1999 and became a 100% employee-owned S Corp ESOP in 2002. Murray Company has been a member of ESCA since 2009.

Congresswoman Barragán gets a tour of the pre-fab shop from Murray Company executives (left to right): Vice President of Project Management & Design Build Shaabini Alford, Murray Company employee-owner, President & CEO Jim DeFlavio, Congresswoman Barragán, CFO Alvin Aeschlimann, and Controller Chris Gardner


Murray Company President & CEO Jim DeFlavio gives Congresswoman Barragán an in-depth tour of the fabrication facility.

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