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One United Team
Four Powerful Divisions

Automation | Electric | Energy | Power Services

Knobelsdorff is an automation, electrical, engineering, renewable energy and power services company. Our automation division specializes in process controls system integration, MES, IOT, ERP integrations and UL 508A/689A panel building focused in the manufacturing, grain, feed, flour and food processing markets. Our electrical division performs all scopes of electrical work, including turnkey design-build construction projects, in-house maintenance and 24/7/365 emergency support. As an EPC contractor, our energy division performs turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the renewable energy market as well as contract O&M services. Servicing all electrical testing and preventative maintenance needs from substations to final plant power distribution and every electrical device in between, our Power Services division performs all services to keep electrical systems compliant, safe and efficient, including 247/365 emergency services.

Our Work

From flour mills to food and glass manufacturing; from Texas to Colorado; from solar panels to UL panels, we’ve done it all and continue to do it all. Check out some of the different ways we GSD for our customers.

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Emergency Response

Lake City, MN

Industrial manufactures can't afford downtime. So when a transformer blew for our long-standing customer in Lake City, MN, KE was quick to respond with not only a plan, but action.

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Community Solar EPC

Dundas, MN

With 20,000 solar panels and 138 miles of wire, this solar garden provides enough clean energy to power roughly 5000 homes. KE powered the engineering, procurement and construction on the project.

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ADM Effingham

Effingham, IL

This state-of-the-art pet food production facility encompasses 284,000 square feet in Effingham, IL. KE spent two years onsite, automating processes for the production of multiple products.

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Cannon Equipment

Cannon Falls, MN

For more than 15 years, KE has been the go-to provider of engineering design support, control panel and motor control manufacturer for Cannon Equipment, always built to UL 508A and NEC standards.

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Ridley Block

Flemminsburg, KY

Ridley Block expanded its feed operations to include low-moisture block manufacturing. KE assisted with design and installation of a complete electrical system, and controls and automation.

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Bushel Boy

Mason City, IA

A medium and high voltage installation for this new, high-tech 16.5-acre farm in Mason City, IA. KE helped save costs and put Bushel Boy in position to expand in the future.

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Rice Processing Plant

Texas and Arkansas

To improve efficiency, this customer replaced legacy automation equipment with current technology. KE handled planning, design, installation, testing and training.

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Solar O&M


KE operates and maintains this portfolio of solar operations. It includes 28 sites and produces 125 MW of power.

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EDF Renewables, Solar EPC

Rochester, MN

The 13.69 MW Westside Solar was constructed on 140 acres as part of the public utility’s plan to rely fully on renewable energy by 2030.

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Nautilus, Solar EPC


These four separate solar projects now generate 15 MW of electricity. KE served as EPC contractor, adding to our rich history of solar installations.

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Harrison Poultry

Bethlehem, GA

When a local supplier couldn’t do the job for this major poultry producer, KE stepped in to make it happen. Our unique approach to design made the difference.

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

Zumbrota, MN

KE acted as the electrical contractor for a new build and complete plant overhaul for this manufacturer of dairy foods. We’re building on a 20-year relationship.

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ADM Mendota

Mendota, IL

This is the largest flour mill constructed at one time in the United States. KE provided engineering, design, procurement, installation, start-up, and commission for the project.

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Our Industries

The KE Way ensures that your values and best interests are the focus of the KE team at all times.

No matter the project, whether it's automation, electrical, energy or power services, we promise to help you find the way, from start to finish. And then some.

Food & Beverage

Dozens of customers, decades of experience, definite peace of mind.
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Grain, Feed, Flour & Fertilizer

Whether you’re crushing, milling or blending, we cover every detail.
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We’ve grown alongside our customers by understanding the complexities of modern facilities.
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Industrial & Manufacturing

No matter what widget you produce, our broad experience makes the difference.
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Mining & Cement

In a highly regulated industry, we take safety to the next level.
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Pet Food

Because processing quality and safety are paramount, our planning diligence is essential.
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Renewable Energy

Solar, biomass, battery storage, EV charging – we’re at the forefront of all things renewable.
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Renewable Fuels, Oil & Gas

Refinery, ethanol plant, pumping station or something else, we leave no room for error.
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Our People

We live our values, on and off the job.

Our high-quality work, service and expertise are the results of the values our people live, on and off the job. Our people are the best in the industry, and we stand by that. Nowhere else will you find people who care as much as we do.

Our Awards, Certifications & Associations

For more than 30 years, we have executed projects using the highest standards in the industry, and we have the certifications and awards to back it up.

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Our Awards

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How We Got Here

In 30 years, our people and expertise have grown exponentially. As a result, our capabilities and services have grown more than we could ever imagine. We credit this incredible growth to our dedication to the KE Way, which means that we are dedicated to our customers’ values and best interests, no matter what. We look for customers who want to be lifetime partners so that together, we can GSD for the duration.

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When you join KE, you come first. We invest in the growth and happiness of our people, which in turn is an investment into the growth and happiness of our company. We grow as our people grow.
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