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GE Energy Localizes Operations for its Canadian Customers; Celebrates Assembly Centre’s Fifth Year of Service Excellence

Date : 06/13/2012 @ 8:00AM
Source : Business Wire
Stock : General Electric (GE)
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GE Energy Localizes Operations for its Canadian Customers; Celebrates Assembly Centre’s Fifth Year of Service Excellence

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GE Energy’s (NYSE: GE) Industrial Solutions business celebrates the five-year anniversary this month of its Canadian Assembly Centre, exemplifying the company’s commitment to providing timelier, cost-effective service to its customers operating in Canada. The centre, which offers a wide range of electrical distribution product solutions—including power panelboards, switchboards and lighting panelboards—is centrally located in Mississauga, Ontario, and is designed to meet the unique needs of Canada’s customers, particularly those in the commercial construction industry.

For example, GE’s team at its Canadian Assembly Centre was integral to the overall success of the $200 million redesign of the EPCOR Tower in Edmonton, Alberta. EPCOR is a supplier of water and wastewater services in Edmonton and other communities and also an electrical-transmission and distribution utility. EPCOR’s 28-story tower is the first high-rise office tower built in the Alberta capital in more than two decades. With its strong commitment to sustainability, EPCOR insisted that its new Edmonton headquarters should meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver accreditation standards. GE’s Canadian Assembly Centre team partnered with MCL Power to design a customized medium-voltage and low-voltage solution that provided complete selectivity and reduced arc flash incident energy at the same time. This solution enhanced the distribution system's performance and safety.

“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.”

Designed exclusively for the Canadian electrical customer, the Assembly Centre offers key product and service benefits, including:

  • Faster product and service lead times.
  • Dedicated customer service.
  • Customized product and service solutions.
  • Solutions for all Canadian provinces and electrical markets.

Electric Odyssey Tour Reaches Canada

As part of the five-year anniversary celebration, Industrial Solutions’ Electric Odyssey Tour will be on site, showcasing advanced technologies that touch all parts of the electrical infrastructure—including low- and medium-voltage switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers, arc flash mitigation products and lifecycle services. The tour also will visit customer sites in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

GE has operated in Canada for more than 100 years, beginning with a manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario, 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.

Industrial Solutions is leading the future of electrification with advanced technologies that distribute, protect and control a facility’s electrical infrastructure. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure; from the substation, throughout the facility and including sustainable power technologies. Industrial Solutions’ product and service offering adds to GE Energy Management’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. For more information on GE Energy Canada, please visit its website, check it out on Facebook or follow on Twitter @GEindustrial.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

GE Energy works connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries, our diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise help our customers solve their challenges locally. We serve the energy sector with technologies in such areas as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernization. We also offer integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food & beverage and unconventional fuels.

Follow GE Energy on Twitter @GE_Energy.



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