GE opened its new $40 Million Grid IQ Global Innovation Centre in Markham on October 2, 2012. The new state-of-the-art facility with over 200,000 square feet was designed to inspire innovation. The project was supported by a grant of $7.9 million from the Government of Ontario.
Watch highlights from the official launch:
The new facility includes 100,000 square feet of production space and will help GE meet both current and future product demands as utilities around the world continue to look for ways to improve their energy infrastructures. To support that growth, the facility also incorporates on-site research, test and simulation laboratories giving GE engineers easy access to the tools needed to help utility and industrial customers solve their toughest energy challenges. The building includes a technical training centre providing both on-site and distance learning offerings for GE employees, partners and customers.
Here is what General Manager of Grid Automation, Juan Macias, has to say about GE's new facility in Markham:
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