Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 Wind TurbineA delegation of five businesses mostly from the Gaspésie region have returned from an economic mission to Texas with nearly 30 requests for service and partnership opportunities involving North American players in the wind turbine operation and maintenance field. Organized by the TechnoCentre éolien and the Quebec Wind Energy Cluster, the April 14 to 17 trade mission featured business meetings, a trade show, presentations, and a tour of a wind farm remote control facility.

Quebec wind energy business representatives at a wind farm remote control facility

Photo courtesy of TechnoCentre éolien

The mission aimed primarily to promote the products and services of Quebec businesses active specifically in the wind turbine maintenance and operation field. The five enterprises that made up the delegation were Suspendem – Rope Access Incorporated, B&B High Performance Brake Pads, Maintenance Logic System, Techéol, and Collineo. Members of the delegation participated in 56 business meetings, several of which were highly promising in terms of contracts. 

“This has been my most successful mission since our company was founded. I have a week’s work ahead of me simply to prepare all the bids,” said Evan Mulrooney, Operations Manager at Techéol. As for Roger St-Arneault, CEO of Maintenance Logic Systems in Gaspé, “the organized business meetings gave me the opportunity to meet the right people and increase the likelihood of obtaining contracts.” 

“I’ve taken part in a number of economic missions abroad with other organizations in the past and this one was the very best,” added Collineo CEO, Guillaume Lambert. “It was so well organized that I had a full slate of business meetings. They might ultimately lead to three contracts in the short term: two in the inspection and engineering field and the other involving wind power-related robotic technologies. And then there are all the projects that could be accomplished in partnership.”

The dynamic energy of the Quebec delegation did not go unnoticed at the summit. “The results obtained by our enterprises during this mission clearly demonstrate that they can earn distinction on international markets,” said Frédéric Côté, TechnoCentre éolien General Manager. “Backed by the maturity they’ve acquired in Quebec, they can now offer innovative products and services to major North American prime contractors.” 

 


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WestburneMany contractors prefer to deal with the people that they know, in their local branch. When doing a job out of town, it’s often inconvenient or simply impossible to return to your home branch to pick up material orders for the next day, within standard business hours.

Westburne’s new locker solution extends the branch’s pick up times to 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

 

 


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