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GAL Power opens branch in Thunder Bay

GAL Power Systems, a major emergency power backup supplier in Ontario and Quebec, has opened a new generator sales office in northwestern Ontario.

GAL Power Northern will provide power generator solutions with a focus on the unique emergency power needs of businesses and industries in Northern Ontario. The company’s new Thunder Bay office will support companies from Sudbury, north to Hudson Bay and west to the Manitoba border.

Heading up GAL Power Northern is 30-year industry veteran Joseph Gagliardi.

As regional manager, GAL Power Northern, Gagliardi draws on 30 years of experience in Northern Ontario working with mining, forestry and property management firms, as well as public sector customers such as municipal governments, First Nations and regional hospitals.

“Working with GAL Power, I often admired their focus on service excellence, so I am excited to be part of the growing team,” he said. “With GAL Power Northern, I have the chance help GAL provide customers in the region with access to a wider range of quality products and services delivered by an experienced and knowledgeable team.”

Gagliardi said he was in discussions with GAL Power at the same time the company was planning to expand to Northern Ontario, “so they decided to jump up to Thunder Bay instead of looking at Sault Ste. Marie or Sudbury.”

The mining industry, he said, will be a “huge part” of the company’s plans. Exploration companies with camps in remote locations require prime power solutions, while operating mines across the region will be served by GAL Power’s stand-by power solutions.

The Thunder Bay office was in hiring mode through the summer, actively pursuing partnerships in northeastern Ontario to ensure local representation across the region.

The company will feature a wide range of power solutions, including French-manufactured SDMO generators, which have an excellent synchronizing package for multi-unit power systems, said Gagliardi.

GAL Power Northern will focus initially on generator sales, but other units of the GAL Group of Companies, including Cronair Mechanical Services Ltd., a full-service HVAC company and GAL Fuel Systems Limited, a new fuel storage and delivery systems service and installation company, could also expand services to the region.

“As the GAL Group of Companies continues to grow, customers in Northern Ontario will benefit from our expanded level of services and expertise,” said Guy Lapierre, CEO, GAL Group of Companies. “With Joseph’s leadership and experience, we see substantial opportunity for growth.”

Founded in 1985, Ottawa-based GAL Power Systems is celebrating its 25th year in business and also has offices in Toronto and Montreal.


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