In a virtual eventheld today, Bruce Power and Kinectrics celebrated the grand opening of Kinectrics’ fully operational laundry facility in Teeswater which is creating and sustaining jobs in the community of South Bruce.
The 40,000 square-foot facility now launders personal protective equipment (PPE) from Bruce Power and was designed with sufficient capacity to service the CANDU fleet in Ontario and beyond using highly-automated, environmentally-sensitive laundry equipment. Kinectrics employs more than 40 people at its Teeswater location with potential to increase employment over the next few years.
“We are thrilled to see this facility up and running and fully operational,” said David Harris, Kinectrics’ President and CEO. “This community provides an outstanding platform to grow our business both with Bruce Power and our clients worldwide. We look forward to providing long-term employment for the next generation of workers as we support world-class nuclear operators like Bruce Power.”
Kinectrics designed and constructed the facility in 2019 and have engineered it to have the lowest impact on the environment and local utilities with laundry water recycling systems engineered to recycle up to 80-90 per cent of all laundry water. This is Kinectrics’ third of four locations in the region as it celebrated the opening of the cornerstone of its Bruce County expansion, a 37,000-square-foot building at the Bruce Energy Centre, near Tiverton in 2017. Kinectrics purchased a second facility at 8 Mitchel St. in Teeswater in 2020 to support co-ordinating services for its laundry programs and also has an office in Kincardine.
“Kinectrics has made a significant investment in our regional economy expanding its capabilities within the Clean Energy Frontier,” said Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power. “Work previously performed outside of our country is now being done here at home, creating jobs and careers for Canadians. Our technology innovation creates economic benefits that will strengthen our rural areas, communities, and industry. As a founding member of the Nuclear Innovation Institute, Kinectrics is establishing itself as a leader in clean nuclear energy technology.”
Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and MPP for Huron-Bruce, attended the virtual event and congratulated Kinectrics on its latest milestone.
“This is indeed great news for the community of Teeswater and for Bruce County,” Thompson said. “The Life-Extension Program underway at Bruce Power continues to be a driving force in our local community and the work being done at Bruce Power is drawing companies like Kinectrics to the region, creating good jobs, new investment and ensuring Huron-Bruce and our province are open for business.”
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.
Kinectrics is the category leader in providing life cycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire life-cycle. Learn more at www.kinectrics.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.