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ABB breaks ground on $16-million expansion to meet demand for Marrette, NuTek, and more

September 21, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun


From left: Katie Bessette, ABB; Bruno Verenini, Architecture 49; Luciano Salvatore, GLS; Roula Abi-Ghanem, Montoni; Tim Thomas, Mayor, Pointe-Claire; Alain Quintal, ABB; Vince Pesce, ABB; Brent Cowan, Councillor for District 8, Oneide, Pointe-Claire. Source: ABB.

September 21, 2023 (UPDATED)* – ABB recently broke ground on a $16-million expansion for the Installation Products Division’s manufacturing facility in Pointe-Claire, Que., to “meet the growing needs of customers from coast to coast”.

“With our customer-first approach, this enables us to further innovate our products and manufacturing capabilities to meet the specific needs of the Canadian market,” said Matthias Heilmann, president, ABB Installation Products Division.

The expansion—which will double the production of plastic injection-moulded solutions—will create over 40 full-time jobs in the upgraded 65,000-sf facility to deliver the legacy Canadian brands that are produced by the Pointe-Claire facility, including Marrette wire connectors, the NuTek series of non-metallic thermoplastic boxes, and Snap-it plastic fittings.

From left: Katie Bessette, ABB; Bruno Verenini, Architecture 49; Luciano Salvatore, GLS; Roula Abi-Ghanem, Montoni; Tim Thomas, Mayor, Pointe-Claire; Alain Quintal, ABB; Vince Pesce, ABB; Brent Cowan, Councillor for District 8, Oneide, Pointe-Claire. Source: ABB.

The site also produces Carlon PVC products and other components used in a range of product lines.

SEE ALSO ABB investing $16 million into Pointe-Claire Installation Products manufacturing facility.

“The additional team members will enable the site to operate multiple product lines and shifts to meet increasing demand for safe, smart and sustainable electrical solutions across industrial, commercial and residential applications,” added Alain Quintal, VP and GM, ABB Installation Products Division in Canada.

Part of its Electrification Business Area, ABB Installation Products Division—formerly Thomas & Betts—is a global player in the design, manufacture and marketing of products used to manage the connection, protection and distribution of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications.

* CORRECTION: The $16-million investment was announced in January 2022. Today’s news is about the groundbreaking. We apologize for the error.


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