Two Bruce Power supplier partners have opened a joint facility and retail store at 281 Goderich St., Port Elgin
Levitt-Safety and Work Authority celebrated their official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 28. Levitt-Safety is an 85-year-old company that has become the largest specialist supplier of safety equipment and services in Canada, said Bruce Levitt, President of Levitt-Safety.
“By opening a facility so close to Bruce Power, we are better positioned to help the company solve their unique occupational challenges with quality products, services and training,” Levitt said. “Together, with Work Authority, we have created this Safety Education and Product Centre, which offers industry-leading training and education, because our companies realized the need to deliver accessible, localized safety resources for one of the province’s largest power suppliers.k Authority is a full service safety footwear and work-wear retail business, which has grown from its first store, opened in Hamilton, ON, in 1938, to 41 retail stores coast-to-coast, an additional 22 mobile stores, and an e-commerce site, said Mark Voght, Vice President of Work Authority.
“The Saugeen Shores community is an excellent market to open our 41st retail store,” Voght said. “Together with Levitt-Safety, and with Bruce Power as an anchor to employment and in the community, we are pleased to service them and all of the other local trades and businesses. We also look forward to becoming a part of the social fabric by supporting local causes and organizations. Our newly hired staff all live locally and Katherine, our store manager, is excited to engage the people who make this a great place to live, work and play.”
Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, welcomed the opening of the first retail outlet for Levitt-Safety and Work Authority in the region, building on the relationship that has been cultivated over the years.
“Levitt-Safety and Work Authority provide our employees and tradespeople with the necessary equipment to help everyone get home safely to their families every day,” Rencheck said. “We look forward to Levitt-Safety and Work Authority offering these same services to the community, and achieving success with their new retail outlet, and we are happy to see another nuclear supplier partner invest in our local communities.”
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