Siemens Canada unveils upgraded facility in Newfoundland
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Siemens Canada opened its doors to customers on Sept. 13 to mark the completion of improvements to the company’s St. John’s facility and showcase its capabilities. The capital investment in the facility, which includes increased crane capabilities and an office expansion, is valued at approximately $600,000.
“We see Newfoundland as a growth region for our organization and are committed to this investment,” said Robert Hardt, president and CEO of Siemens Canada in a statement. “Newfoundland and Labrador have strong markets in the mining, power generation and the oil and gas sectors and Siemens has the right products, systems, services and people to support these industries.”
Investments in the facility include a new, larger crane that allows the St. John’s plant to receive and repair larger electric motors and generators up to 20 tonnes. The plant specializes in on-site mechanical and electrical services; solutions for rotating apparatuses; remove, repair and replacement of electric motors; on-site repair & rewinding of large motors and generators; warranty service; motor management programs; new, surplus and refurbished motor sales; predictive diagnostic technologies, and a full range of crane services.
As well as being Siemens’ 100th anniversary in Canada, 2012 marks a significant milestone in the St. John’s facility’s health and safety program, as it is the 40th consecutive year without a lost-time incident within both the plant and the field service operations. During the open house members of Siemens’ executive management will present the St. John’s team with a safety award observing their dedication and commitment to safety practices in Atlantic Canada.
“It is our employees’ continuous dedication and approach to safety which has helped them achieve this milestone,” said Tony Bozzo, Environmental Health and Safety manager at Siemens Canada.
Siemens is also investing in local engineering talent, with the presentation of the Siemens Canada Academic Achievement Award to local resident Chad Baker in the amount of $3,500 CAD. The scholarship is part of the Electro-Federation Corporate Sponsorship program providing Canadian post-secondary students the opportunity to receive more than $100,000 in scholarships across the country.
“The scholarship is an opportunity for Siemens to support the industry and provide financial support to students preparing to enter our workforce,” said Donna Mercer, vice president and country sector controller for Siemens’ Industry Sector. “The electrical industry continues to offer a wide- range of exciting career opportunities.”