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Eaton helps to restore power in flooded Calgary


July 2, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton

July 2, 2013 – Eaton says it is working with local officials, utilities and businesses to help restore power in Calgary, Alta., and surrounding areas, where residents and businesses are still recovering from the effects of recent flooding in southern Alberta. The company says it has deployed a team of engineers, technicians and equipment to help replace or repair electrical equipment as needed.

“In the aftermath of such an event, it is essential for communities to have a recovery plan and support,” said Perry D’Ortenzio, vice president and general manager, Electrical Sector, Eaton Canada. “In the wake of this disaster, restoring power as quickly as possible is crucial. Eaton is tapping its regional manufacturing facilities and service teams to support local efforts.”

With its 500 employees and various facilities in the province, Eaton is currently helping to refurbish or quickly deliver new electrical distribution equipment. Local Eaton facilities in the area include:

• An Aftermarket Centre of Excellence dedicated to reconditioning and repairing circuit breakers to “like-new” condition.
• Two regional satellite service centres, specializing in custom industrial control and electrical distribution manufacturing.
• A national manufacturing facility for motor control centres.
• A medium voltage power centre plant.