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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
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
“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
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,
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or follow on Twitter @GEindustrial.
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