GE Energy celebrates Canadian Assembly Centre’s 5th year of service
By Anthony Capkun
(Updated June 14, 2012) June 13, 2012 – Today, EBMag was there as GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business celebrated the five-year anniversary its Canadian Assembly Centre (Mississauga, Ont.), saying the centre exemplifies “the company’s commitment to providing timelier, cost-effective service to its customers operating in Canada”.
“The Canadian Assembly Centre acts as the perfect conduit to quickly transform customer product requirements and feedback into real-world product solutions for the construction, commercial, institutional and industrial markets in Canada,” said Rick Attwood, facility manager of the Canadian Assembly Centre. “We’re committed to serving Canadian customers with localized expertise and greater flexibility, and will continue to bring job creation and high-tech training opportunities to the next generation of Canadians.”
The centre offers a range of electrical distribution product solutions, including power panelboards, switchboards and lighting panelboards.
As part of the five-year anniversary celebration, GE Industrial Solutions’ Electric Odyssey Tour was onsite, showcasing technologies that touch all parts of the electrical infrastructure, including low-/medium-voltage switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers, arc flash mitigation products and life cycle services.
GE has operated in Canada for more than 100 years, beginning with a manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ont., founded by Thomas Edison in 1892. Today, GE Canada has numerous manufacturing, sales and service locations across the country, dedicated to serving customers in energy-intensive industries, including the mining, metals, oil and gas and commercial construction industries.
Photo (left to right): Richard Attwood, plant manager, GE Canadian Assembly Centre; and Michel Roy, GE sales director, Eastern Region.