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Welcome to the Team: Paul Bruhjell

Name: Paul Bruhjell

Department: Building Infrastructure

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Brief Position Description: Manage Local and National Projects and further develop the PMO

Three Interesting Facts about yourself:

  • I am married with 4 kids, 3 dogs and 3 cats
  • I don’t like cats
  • My wedding was a costume ball in a mansion on Summit Ave

Parallel Technologies Event that you are most looking forward to: Kickball tournament

“I am very excited to be a part of the Parallel team. The people and the culture here is amazing!”


Welcome to the team Paul, we are lucky to have you!… Continue Reading

Parallel Joins Pipefitter Union Local 539

Parallel Technologies signed up for the local 539 Pipefitter union in a strong move to expand its building automation business.  Our customers want a full service team to design, build and service their buildings with one integrated team.  The Pipefitters technicians will join an existing team of engineers, designers, programmers, and low & high voltage technicians.… Continue Reading

Happy 35th Anniversary Parallel Technologies

35 Years in Business 1983-2018 (“Flash Back” Photo Album Below)

In 1983, Parallel Technologies, formerly P&T Communications, was founded in Robbinsdale, Minnesota by Mr. Poston and Mr. Thorgrimson. The two gentlemen started doing business out of their homes and focused strictly on voice and data cabling. Yes, the company was named after its co-owners, despite a rumor that “P & T” stood for “pull and tug” cabling.
After a change in ownership, the company was renamed Parallel Technologies. The new owners acquired a company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa called Communications Engineering Company.… Continue Reading

Welcome to the Team: Haley Potter

Name: Haley Potter
Department: Accounting
Job Title: Accounting Specialist
Responsibilities: Receiving vendor invoices daily, corporate credit card reconciliation, weekly time card approval for field service, assisting in month-end closing process, state sales tax reporting, and various accounting projects as they arise.
Three Interesting Facts about yourself:

  • Camping is one of my favorite hobbies (Itasca State Park is my all-time favorite!)
  • I am a first time aunt to a baby girl named Aubrey.
  • I have the closest imaginable name to Harry Potter.
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Parallel Is Now Part of the IBEW Local Low & High Voltage in Omaha & Minneapolis

The Parallel Omaha office led the way by bringing onboard Luke Jarecki who is Journeyman Electrician. Luke is experienced with building automation technologies and helps lead project installations. Also Matt Workman and Mike Adams joined the Omaha team as Low Voltage Technicians. This has proven to be a great move and working out very well.

In Minneapolis we just received our letter of assent from the local IBEW high voltage union, and will have our first electrician starting on January 22nd.… Continue Reading

Parallel Technologies Earns Siemens Solution Partner Status for Building Technologies Division

MINNEAPOLIS – January 30, 2018 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, today announced its Building Technologies division has been approved as a Siemens Solution Partner for the states of Minnesota and Nebraska. The Siemens Solution Certification Partner status is a reflection of Parallel Technologies’ commitment to delivering Building Automation and Intelligent Building services.

As a recognized Siemens Solution Partner, Parallel Technologies has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement Siemens building automation technology to help companies build safe, secure, energy-efficient environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures.… Continue Reading

A Beary Scary Holiday

The holidays can be a wonderful time, filled with family, friends, and endless amounts of sweet treats. However, the holidays aren’t always all cookies and eggnog…sometimes they can be beary scary. Especially when you work with Madison and Jamie. Click on the image or link below to see how SCARY the holidays can be at Parallel Technologies.

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest 2017

Every year, the Culture Committee hosts a celebration for all of the employees to come together and show off their ugliest/most festive Holiday sweaters! Everyone participating lined up for voting, while everyone else cheered loudly for their favorite sweaters. Although ALL of the outfits were merry and bright, the overall best attire went to Bruce Kelly (Account Manager)! Erik Fraser (Project Coordinator) was a close second in a sweater you have to see to believe, and Dash the dog wasn’t far behind with his light up doggy sweater and reindeer antlers.… Continue Reading

Happy Halloween from Parallel Technologies

On the eve of October 31st, people all around the world celebrate a spooky night of fun called Halloween.

Whether you celebrate with frightening costumes and decorations, or use this holiday to dress as your favorite super hero and collect candy, there’s one thing guaranteed – If you’re a Minnesotan, your Halloween costume consists of a little extra padding for warmth.

View the gallery below to see how Parallel Technologies employees celebrated Halloween this year, but beware…there’s a scary amount of cuteness.… Continue Reading