A U.S. based engineering and testing firm says it has opened a location in Owen Sound to support work on a Bruce Power contract.
United Controls International (UCI) says in a release this is the first time the company has expanded its operations past its facility in Georgia.
UCI says it was awarded a Bruce Power contact in November 2018 valued at more than $1-million for the design and manufacturing of equipment used to support the Tiverton-based nuclear giant in its refurbishment project.
"The order has a localization clause which requires UCI to procure an estimated 80 to 90 per cent of the materials within a Tri-County spread of Ontario," a UCI statement explains. "Bruce Power added this requirement to support their localization goal of spending over 90 per cent of the life extension investment in Ontario."
UCI says it has currently infused over $750,000 into the Owen Sound area to fund its first Canadian contract.
The company says it is "extremely optimistic" and excited for future opportunities with Bruce Power and the Canadian market as a whole.
Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy calls the addition of another business relating to the Bruce Power refurbishment project great news for the city.
In the past year, a number of businesses with Bruce Power contracts including BWXT Canada, Brotech Precision CNC, Stevcon Packaging and Logistics and Nuclear Equipment Supply Team have chosen to locate in Owen Sound.