Hatch Engineering, a key supplier to Bruce Power, has outgrown its initial Port Elgin location and has moved into a larger office space.
The new facility, that was a former chiropractic clinic, will now accommodate 25 people and provides meeting and conference rooms at its new location in the ‘Giant Tiger’ plaza on Goderich Street.
Hatch provides design engineering on key Bruce Power infrastructure projects and the design of mock-ups in support of the Major Component Replace (MCR) project.
At its official opening and Open House, Hatch presented a financial donation to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) in support of the Museum’s LEGO program for youth. The LEGO program ties into the STEM studies (science, technology, engineering and math) for young students.
In addition, Hatch donated many toys to the Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded Nation for their Christmas toy drives.
Ian Trotham said that it has been a journey in understanding the needs and benefits of the First Nations community. “We tried to purchase as many STEM related toys as possible to encourage young people to do things that are STEM based.”
“We are pleased to see that Hatch is growing its presence in Port Elgin, so much so that they acquired a larger office space,” said John Soini, executive vice president, finance & commercial services at Bruce Power. “Their local presence supports our Life-Extension Program and ongoing operations.”
Hatch Global Director, Nuclear Amar Jolly added, “Through the work that we are performing for Bruce Power, we have been able to grow our presence while bringing good, stable, well-paying jobs to the area. We have found Port Elgin to be the ideal place to set up an office and we have enjoyed growing here. We are excited for the future and to play an active part in the growth of the community.”
Mayor Luke Charbonneau said, “We cannot talk about great businesses in our community without acknowledging Hatch and the people of Saugeen Shores really appreciate everything that the company has done. You (Hatch) are playing a key role in building this area as a hub of excellence and taking our community and the region to the next level.”