Brotech Precision CNC and Bruce Power have entered into a 10-year agreement whereby Brotech will supply shield plug assemblies for Bruce Power’s upcoming Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project.

As part of the agreement, Brotech will set up a facility local to Bruce Power to assemble and test components, and ultimately to perform CNC or ultra-high precision metal manufacturing to support Bruce Power’s long-term requirements.

Upon reaching this agreement, Brian Wetherall, Brotech’s President, said, “Over the last 23 years, we have been building Brotech to meet exactly these kinds of needs. I’m excited to enter this partnership with Bruce Power and to serve the nuclear industry in Canada. We have a great future together.”

Besides the ultra-high precision work done by Brotech, another special feature of the company is the training ground it has become for young CNC machinists. While many companies in the industry have been stifled by the skilled labour shortage, Brotech has been growing by working with the Simcoe County school boards to groom apprentices, and with Georgian College to groom co-op students and graduates.

Jerome Horowitz, Brotech Vice President and partner, said at least half of their employees came through Georgian College or an apprentice program.

“We are grateful for the community partnerships we have,” Horowitz said. “Barrie is a fantastic place to build a company.”

“By forming these partnerships with our suppliers, we have secured Made in Ontario solutions for the components we will need to successfully complete our MCR projects, extending the life of our site to 2064,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.”

The Bruce Power MCR will begin in Unit 6 in 2020, followed by Units 3 through 8, extending the life of the site to 2064. Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, which includes Asset Management and MCR, began on Jan. 1, 2016, and remains on time and on budget.

“By extending the life of the site, Bruce Power will create and sustain 22,000 jobs annually, both directly and indirectly, across Ontario, while also while delivering 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity for Ontario at 30 per cent less than the average cost to generate residential power,” Rencheck said. “At Bruce Power, we power more for less.”

About Brotech Precision CNC
Brotech was established in 1995 and today serves the Nuclear, Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Oil & Gas and Automotive industries. The company employs over 50 people and its products are exported globally. More information can be found at http://www.brotechprecisioncnc.com

About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

For more information, contact:
John Peevers – Communications and Media Relations, Bruce Power – john.peevers@brucepower.com

Jerome Horowitz – Vice President, Brotech Precision CNC Inc. – jerome@brotechprecisioncnc.com