Thordon Bearings has introduced the appointment of Millstream Engineering as a licensed distributor for the Southern and North-Western Ontario areas, in addition to offering assist for hydropower clients in Western Canada, as a part of a technique to assist facilitate the overhaul of Canada’s getting old hydropower generators.
With a presence in Orillia and Burlington, each in Ontario, the corporate will present distribution and mechanical engineering assist for Thordon’s full portfolio of hydropower, vertical pump and industrial bearings and seals.
Co-founded by Greg Auger and Alina Stepanians, a former Thordon gross sales supervisor and engineer respectively, Millstream Engineering was established to enhance protection and assist for these markets.
“There was a possibility for a brand new engineering and product firm to step in and deal with this vital area,” mentioned Auger. “Fortunately, we acquired a really constructive response, with Thordon seeing Millstream as offering a possibility to extend protection of the Canadian market and to get extra of this revolutionary bearing expertise on the market.”
The 2 firms have now carried out a transitional course of to make sure that all current initiatives proceed to be dealt with easily.
As a part of this course of, Millstream has taken on some current accounts and already secured its first initiatives as a Thordon distributor.
“We have now certainly acquired some new orders,” mentioned Auger, “however these are prone to have come by anyway, so we are able to’t actually take full credit score. However technically, sure, they’re our first gross sales.”
Millstream Engineering co-founder Stepanians mentioned: “Preliminary emphasis can be to construct up our hydro energy enterprise and presence with clients throughout Ontario. There are lot of older energy generators on this space which have been working for greater than 60 years, with operators taking a look at turbine life-extension initiatives to get one other 30 or 40 years out of them.
“The truth is, there may be an growing development throughout Canada to overtake the nation’s getting old hydropower infrastructure. It’s within the early levels, however we see it occurring and we see it taking the following 10 to fifteen years to finish. We’re nicely positioned to ship the engineered bearing and sealing options that the hydro utilities must efficiently full these refurbishment initiatives.”
Commenting on the association, Thordon Bearings’ VP Gross sales Scott Groves mentioned: “I’m happy that Greg and Alina will stay linked with the Thordon household because the co-founders of Millstream Engineering. We very a lot worth their contribution to the success of our hydro enterprise, specifically, and sit up for their continued success as a necessary member of the Thordon Distributor Community.”
Groves added: “With Millstream Engineering we’re in a position to obtain each gross sales and technical illustration in a market space that had earlier than been underrepresented on each fronts. It’s a win-win all spherical.”
Scott Groves and Greg Auger after signing settlement