The first local presence of a Bruce Power supplier, PTAG has opened a new office and internal conference centre in Southampton (Saugeen Shores).
PTAG will support Bruce Power’s Excellence Initiatives and the company’s consulting team is assisting the Project Controls groups in improving project planning execution and delivery through a company-wide change program that will include training and mentor-based coaching. PTAG is a privately-owned Canadian company that provides extensive consulting and project execution support and field software systems solutions.
The building on Albert St. (Hwy. 21) across from Tim Horton’s has been completely refurbished inside and out. There are state-of-the-art office cubicles, a foyer reception area and internal conference centre.
Managing Partner and CEO of PTAG, Mike Dubreuil, says that the company will be looking at hiring locally whenever possible. “We are excited to provide best practice workshops in Southampton to help train Bruce Power personnel and contractors who want to improve their construction management education. We plan on having a presence here for at least 10 years during the Bruce Power life extension program.”
Managing Partner and CEO of PTAG, Mike Dubreuil
PTAG has been working with Bruce Power since 2013 on project planning for the upcoming Major Component Replacement (MCR) Program that gets underway in 2020. Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Rasmussen says that the company anticipates a long-term presence. “A local office is a positive step in that direction.”
Bruce Power President and CEO, Mike Rencheck says that a wide variety of technology and technological education will be brought into the area. “It’s a good beginning to extend our reach to the local community, various universities, various other organizations and other industry leading technologies and to bring those things here where we can teach them and broaden opportunities for our communities speak volumes and PTAG has opened up that door … we know how important it is for the region for Bruce Power to be successful to do what it needs to do over the next 20 years. We have about 37 companies that have moved in to the region and we now have a hub and a synergy of companies that can revolutionize how we do work throughout the industry. We hope to be a centre of innovation right here in Bruce County.
Bruce Power President & CEO Mike Rencheck
PTAG Controller Shannon Sahota explained that the company has a mandate to have a social initiative and will work with Saugeen First Nation on an educational program to enable people to be able to work at Bruce Power.