RCM Technologies has officially opened its expanded offices in Kincardine, as Bruce Power ramps up its Life Extension Program.
CEO & President of RCM Rocco Campanelli says they now have 4,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the Kincardine Municipal Administration Centre.
They have been in Kincardine in a smaller office area since 2001.
Campanelli says about 30-people will work out of the Kincardine office and they will strive to hire locally.
He says, "Bruce Power wants to expand the local economy and insists that if you're going to be a Bruce Power supplier, they want the work done here."
Campanelli says he has no problem with that request.
He says it points to the importance of the future work to be done at the Bruce and the client asks that the work be done locally.
President & CEO of Bruce Power Michael Rencheck says they're not strongarming suppliers to set up shop in the region.
He views it as a safety measure more than anything else.
Rencheck says the work is going to go on for years and he doesn't want employees from Bruce and its suppliers constantly on the road travelling to an office elsewhere in the province.
Sooner or later an accident is bound to happen and "We don't want to put that risk on the employees."
Rencheck says 8 supplier offices have been opened in the region to date and more are pending in the coming months.
In celebration of the RCM office expansion, the engineering company donated $5,000 to the Saugeen First Nation food bank.
Bruce Power's Life Extension Program will sustain an estimated 22,000 jobs directly and indirectly across Canada and it will inject an estimated $4 billion dollars into the province's economy.
The project is worth an estimated 13-billion-dollars which gets underway in ernest in 2020.
According to its website RCM Technologies is a premier single-source provider of engineering, business and technology solutions with a history of dealing with critical nuclear plant safety systems.