Ulteig's Guck featured in Prairie Business mag's '40 under 40'

Ulteig's Jordan Guck was among those recognized as one of Prairie Business's "40 Under 40" for 2020. Guck has been a professional engineer in the firm's Detroit Lakes office since 2015.

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Ulteig's Jordan Guck was recently named to the '40 Under 40' recognition list by North Dakota-based magazine Prairie Business. (Submitted photo)

The Grand Forks-based magazine Prairie Business recently recognized Ulteig's Jordan Guck as one of its "40 Under 40" for 2020.

Guck has been employed as a licensed professional engineer at Ulteig's Detroit Lakes office since August of 2015. He leads a team responsible for planning, design, and construction of power substations. For his team, Guck oversees strategic direction, leadership, and technical services; resource planning; and professional development. His job also includes maintaining and developing positive relationships with existing and potential clients. In addition, Guck is involved in several company-wide initiatives and is a key member of the committee that drives Ulteig’s highly engaged employee-ownership culture.

Guck served as the design lead engineer for a recent complex expansion and rehabilitation of a power substation that was congested and plagued with deteriorating foundations. The significant challenge was to keep power uninterrupted while foundations were replaced. Jordan presented on the remarkable success of this project at the 2019 Minnesota Power Systems Conference, and the project was also selected for a 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Honor Award for Minnesota.

Guck currently resides near Perham with his wife, Donna, and four children. They enjoy hunting, fishing and everything outdoors.

Prairie Business's "40 Under 40" list profiles young professionals in the region, all under the age of 40. These inspiring and dedicated professionals come from a wide range of industries and have made significant impacts in their chosen professions and communities.


Every year, Prairie Business receives nominations of top talent for this annual recognition contest. The magazine received well over 100 nominations this year, making the selection process a challenging one.

“The caliber of this year’s nominations, and the 40 recipients selected from that pool, tell us something about the region’s businesses: They are providing top talent for their industries and communities,” said Andrew Weeks, editor of Prairie Business. “Each of us at Prairie Business was pleased to see so many qualified nominations, and we’re honored to recognize 40 of them here. Each of them has garnered much success in their early careers, and we look forward to what they will accomplish in the future. The region’s businesses are in good hands.”

Be sure to check out the December issue of Prairie Business to read Guck's profile, as well as those of the other 39 individuals on this year's list.

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A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at
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