Bruce Power opened the doors to its new, 116,000-square-foot Chesley Warehouse on July 3.
The warehouse will be used as a storage space for the huge volume of materials that will be received by Bruce Power during the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project, which will start in Unit 6 on Jan. 17, 2020.
The opening of the warehouse expands Bruce Power’s footprint across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.
“Bruce Power is committed to investing in our local communities, and we’re excited to establish a presence in Chesley,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We’re grateful to the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie for the warm welcome to Chesley and for being a partner in the MCR Project, which will secure our long-term future while ensuring a low-cost supply of clean, reliable electricity for Ontario businesses and families for decades.”
Larry Miller, the MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, praised Bruce Power and the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie for working together to support the area’s economy.
“Bruce Power is an essential economic driver in Bruce and Grey counties. I am once again pleased to see that they are investing in local communities across our region with their decision to locate this warehouse in Chesley. This is just one more example of how the MCR project is benefitting our local economy. I’m looking forward to the success of this project and to Bruce Power’s continued commitment to our region for years to come.”
Bill Walker, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, congratulated Bruce Power on its continued commitment to investing in area communities.
“Bruce Power has been a tremendous partner to our region, making significant investments to support local job creation, protect the environment and help build healthy communities for all of us in Bruce, Grey and Huron, while providing reliable, low-cost electricity and medical isotopes,” Walker said. “We welcome and appreciate Bruce Power’s continued contributions to our local communities, and we are confident the new warehouse will be a valuable addition to their supply chain and refurbishment efforts.”
The Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and MPP for neighbouring Huron Bruce, offered her support for the economic benefit flowing from Bruce Power’s Life Extension program.
“This is another example of the positive impact Bruce Power has on local economies in the area, “Thompson said. “They are creating new partnerships in the region that will provide benefit for years to come.”