Friday, May 13, 2016

Name change in place for long time Prince Rupert electrical business

Change is coming to a familiar company
on the North Coast as The Electrician
becomes Pacific Northwest Electric
and Controls
After sixty years of business in Prince Rupert, The Electrician a long time fixture on the North Coast is no more, or at least it's name is no more, as part of the transition from local ownership to part of a growing imprint on the region under the Pacific Northwest Electric and Controls.

The announcement of name change was made in April, with the Prince Rupert office becoming the second office to the British Columbia operation after the Kitimat branch of Tarpon Energy Services.

Tarpon Energy Services President Rick Wickland hailed the new addition to his company through a media release last month, noting the established group of talent that the Electrician's employees will bring to the newly named operation.

“We are thrilled to roll The Electrician into the Pacific Northwest E&C brand. After nearly 60 years of operation in the Prince Rupert area, The Electrician has built significant brand recognition and a loyal customer base,”  ...“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add so many talented people whose strong qualifications and valuable expertise will complement the existing Pacific Northwest E&C business.”

Tarpan was founded in 2003 and has approximately 2000 employees working in over 43 branches worldwide. The Canadian head office is based in Calgary, Alberta

More on the work of Pacific Northwest Electric and Controls can be found here.

Both Richard Wright and Sandy Giordano will remain as Managers of the Prince Rupert office through 2016, with the new look taking shape at the First Avenue West offices over the coming months.

Wright noted that the new expanded presence of the company will provide for the opportunity for local workers to gain access to larger projects across the region.

“Although our brand may be changing, it will still be the same people operating the business with the same values as when we first opened,”  ...“Only now, we will have the opportunity to leverage resources in Kitimat – ultimately resulting in a broader service offering with the ability to take on larger, more varied projects.”

More on the corporate changeover can be found here.

For an overview of the North Coast Business scene see our archive page here.

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