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Pump control panel manufacturer opens new facility near Brantford, Ont.


June 13, 2017
By Mike Jiggens
Brant MP Phil McColeman, left, congratulates Tulsar Canada president George Micevski on the opening of the company's new facility. Also on hand were Zoeller Corp. CEO John Zoeller (red shirt), Brant MPP Dave Levac and Brant County Mayor Ron Eddy.

A leading engineer and manufacturer of water and wastewater pump control panels recently opened a new 135,000-square-foot facility in Cainsville, Ont., near Brantford.

Tulsar Canada, a division of Kentucky-based Zoeller Corporation, hopes the facility will lead to a quadrupling of its production and work force, perhaps creating up to 150 new jobs. The company currently has 50 employees working in engineering, customer service, marketing, administration, manufacturing and quality control.

“We are excited about our future in this community,” Tulsar Canada president George Micevski said. “It is in a great location between Buffalo, Toronto and Detroit, has an economy that is growing and a healthy industrial sector. A quick drive along Highway 403 to see some of the brands with a Brant address is a testament to that.”

Among the officials present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony was John Zoeller, Zoeller Corporation chief executive.

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“We are very optimistic coming to this community and opportunities we have,” he said. “We have some big growth plans for this operation. We appreciate all of the work our employees have done to get us to where we are here today.”

Tulsar was founded more than 36 years ago in Kitchener, Ont. Its product line includes a Wi-Fi-enabled residential high water alarm and custom engineered water and wastewater control panels for industrial, commercial, recreational and municipal clients.

Zoeller Canada, the corporation’s distribution arm, will share the new facilities with Tulsar. Zoeller Canada supports its pump customers with engineered water solutions for the same customers and industries.

“I know what it’s like to take a risk and roll the dice,” Brant MP Phil McColeman said. “You really have to rely on the expertise and talent of your employees. I look forward to coming back here for the expansion you will have to put on this building after you fill it up.”