Newkirk Electric completed the original installation of two 660 MW oil-fired boiler turbine generators. The DE Karn generating complex is one of the largest power facilities in the state of Michigan.

Since the original installation in 1975, Newkirk has completed several major upgrades to the Karn/Weadock facilities including Tripper Automation, SCR/DCS installation, Stacker Reclaimer Replacement, Burner Replacements, Security Systems and many more upgrades.