A Hanover manufacturing company is growing.
Electrical Contacts Limited in Hanover is expanding its operation which means new hires and new global opportunities.
The move comes as the company which engineers contacts for electrical circuit protection and switches adopts a continental shift system.
This means moving from three 8 hour shifts a day five days a week to two 12 hour shifts a day 7 days a week.
The new 24 - 7 operation will add an extra team of production employees on the manufacturing floor. (4 teams.)
HR Coordinator Tammy Louther says this translates into 30 new jobs, including skilled trades positions.
She is very excited about how this will impact the local economy as well as help the company grow globally.
Louther adds that 30 new hires for ECL is “huge” as it will increase the company’s employee roster from 105 to 135.
Customer Service Supervisor Sara Berthelot adds the extra hires puts ECL one step closer towards its very attainable goal of becoming the largest independent producer of residential application electrical contacts with the NAFTA region.
She calls it amazing to watch the company which began in 1970 grow.
Berthelot says ECL enjoys a good reputation in the industry with their main focus on being a product leader that supplies high quality contacts that make circuit breakers safe.
ECL is already considering expansion plans down the road. Louther says they are not there yet, but they are preparing for the very real possibility in the future.