Ontario, Canada – Kinectrics is pleased to be the first supplier to officially announce its intent to join the Founding Members Club of the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII).

NII is Canada’s leading-edge nuclear applied research facility and centre of excellence for talent development and business innovation in the heart of rural Ontario.

NII’s Founding Member Board includes representation from: Mike Rencheck (Bruce Power) as Chair; Mitchell Twolan (Bruce County) as Vice-Chair; James Scongack (Bruce Power member); Frank Saunders (NII Member); Jim Phillips as Good Governance member (sponsored by Bruce Power), and Jessica Linthorne (Saugeen Shores ex-officio member) and its newest member – David Harris (Kinectrics).

In addition to Kinectrics’ announcement, NII held a launch event attended by over 120 participants to reflect on a series of achievements made over the past year and included motivational stories from keynote speaker Mike Mullane.

David Harris, President and CEO of Kinectrics, had these comments on the opportunities for NII to make a difference in advancing opportunities for the nuclear industry through a collaborative approach to advance technology applications into the industry, construction and rural Ontario: “At Kinectrics, we take great pride in our 100 years of technical excellence and innovation, and we continue to grow with a workforce that thrives on finding new, innovation solutions to challenges that the industry faces,” said Harris. “becoming a Founding Member of NII is a meaningful way build on Kinectrics traditions and values and we are excited to be a part of it.”

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) is Canada’s leading-edge nuclear applied research facility and centre of excellence for talent development and business innovation. Located on the shores of Lake Huron alongside the world’s largest nuclear operator, Bruce Power, the NII will bring together industry and municipal leaders to use their collective expertise and knowledge to identify opportunities to advance new technologies and applications in the nuclear industry, related industries and the municipal sector.

NII is now officially open with the launch of its new website and membership details www.nuclearinnovationinstitute.ca.

About Kinectrics

Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,100 engineers and technical​experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.​ ​Learn more at www.kinectrics.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.