ESCA member Oftedal Construction recently hosted Regional Director Josiah Porcel and Eastern Field Representative Halle Keltner from the Office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester at its Miles City, MT headquarters.

During the visit, Senator Tester’s staff met with Oftedal employee-owners and heard firsthand about the history and benefits of the company’s ESOP. They also discussed Oftedal’s work with high school career and technical education and veterans programs to recruit the next generation of tradesmen.

Oftedal offers the private and public sectors professional construction management services related to heavy-civil construction projects including heavy-highway and road construction, site preparation, mining, renewable energy infrastructure construction, earthen structure construction, railroad grade construction, concrete batching, storm pipe and culvert supply and installation, and underground utility installation. Founded in 1964, Oftedal Construction has nearly 250 employee-owners with over 20 employee-owners at its Miles City headquarters.

ESCA will continue to hold in-person and virtual meetings and district visits to provide a forum for ESCA members to stay connected with their Members of Congress. If you would like to set up one of these visits, please reach out to Matt Pearce (