Canadian Manufacturing

OPG supports Bruce-area manufacturer

Abraflex awarded two contracts worth $1M

November 2, 2020  by CM Staff

Left-Right. Alysha Laframboise, Product Development &Strategy, Abraflex; Steve Hammell, Mayor Municipality of Arran-Elderslie; Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Associate Minister of Energy; John Bradley, CEO, Abraflex Ltd.; Fred Kuntz, OPG; and Mitch Twolan, Warden Bruce County. (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

PAISLEY, Ont. — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has selected Abraflex, a small business in Bruce County, to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and laundering services in support of OPG’s nuclear facilities.

“OPG is proud to support companies such as Abraflex as we work toward rebuilding our local economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lise Morton, OPG’s vice-president Nuclear Waste Management, in a prepared statement. “The nuclear supply chain in the province is strong, and we are pleased to be able to find expert made-in-Ontario solutions to our supply needs.”

“The Abraflex team is honoured to work with OPG, ensuring sustainable jobs in our community while providing OPG our high-quality protective equipment and laundering services,” said John Bradley, CEO of Abraflex. “We appreciate OPG’s commitment to economic development by purchasing made-in-Ontario products and services.”

One of the new contracts with Abraflex, for $600,000, is for the purchase of radiation suits for distribution at OPG’s nuclear facilities. OPG had previously placed an initial order of 75 radiation suits from Abraflex in April 2019.

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The other contract, for $400,000, is for the provision of laundering services for coveralls and towels from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.