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Your transformers. Your way. 69kV-230kV transformers in half the time of an OEM.

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Our History

Established in 1973, Jordan Transformer specializes in offering transformer remanufacturing services to the utilities industry. Over the past 50 years, we have gained expertise and experience rebuilding substation power transformers and mobile substations from virtually every original manufacturer (OEM) to like-new condition. We help customers gain value by reusing design concepts and components from existing transformers and mobile substations rated at 10MVA-80MVA, 69kV-230kV.

Our vision: Deliver an affordable, greener, reliable electrical power grid.

Our mission: Remanufacture America’s substations, faster than OEMs.

  • Jordan, MN founded
    By the late 1850’s, Jordan had a hotel, churches, school, tavern, post office, two mills, and new homes. The village remained without a name for several years. It was later said to have been named “Jordan” by William Holmes, after the biblical River Jordan.
  • First step-down transformer is developed
    Lucien Gaulard and John Dixon Gibbs are credited with developing the first step-down transformer.
  • Happy Birthday, Dick!
    Dick Ames, our founder, born on May 4th 1929.
  • First mobile substation is designed
    Hitachi Energy designed the first mobile substation for the Italian railway network.
  • 80% of the farms in the U.S. have power
    Because of an Executive Order (Rural Electrification Administration) signed by FDR in 1935, by 1950 roughly 80% of farms in the United States had power at reasonable price.
  • Jordan Transformer is founded
    JT was founded under the name U.S. Transformer, Inc.
  • First large-scale power outage
    Due to a software bug at FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio, 50 million people were without power for 4 days. Due to this blackout several changes were made to the national energy policy with a focus on infrastructure protection and homeland security.
  • U.S. Transformer West is acquired
    Our sister company, U.S Transformer West located in West-Pocatello Idaho is acquired by Virginia Transformer.
  • Dick Ames purchases U.S. Transformer
    U.S Transformer becomes Jordan Transformer. US Transformer had operations in Jordan for over thirty years prior.
  • NERC is founded
    NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) is founded to ensure the reliability of the North American Power System.
  • JT is named to the "Fast 50" List for the first time
    JT was named one of the fastest-growing private companies by the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal. JT made the list for the first time due to its 164% growth in revenues.
  • Neil Kranich rejoins JT
    Neil Kranich rejoins the JT engineering team as Engineering Manager. Previously, Neil worked at our Jordan, Minnesota facility in the late 80s/early 90s.
  • Jordan Transformer expands
    After many years of growth, Jordan Transformer invests 5 million dollars into an expansion with a focus on mobile transformers.
  • Richard J. Ames Memorial Highway designated
    After Dick Ames’s passing, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill in May of 2019 designating a route between Jordan and U.S. Highway 61 near Miesville in our founder’s honor. Dick was a Jordan resident for 50 years.
  • John Pollock named as CEO of JT
    John Pollock is chosen to lead Jordan Transformer towards future continued success.
  • JT Celebrates 50 years
    50 years and still going strong. We are excited for the future at Jordan Transformer.

We are the only US-dedicated, power substation transformer remanufacturer. We grew by staying true to these goals:


Listen and adapt to improve our customer experience.


Conscientiously develop a quality process and product.


Provide a safe and rewarding environment for employees.


Serve and support our local community in Jordan, Minnesota through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Maintain consistent above par financial performance.


These values drive our work daily:

clarity in action
for our stakeholders
do what’s right
can do!
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