FLANDERS brings motor repairs to the oil sands

FLANDERS, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, US, has expanded its motor repair service and distribution market into Fort McMurray, Canada. To facilitate this, the company has taken over the operations of a local repair facility previously operated by ABB as of April 1, 2017
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“We are excited to complete the transaction and welcome the team to the FLANDERS family,” said Allen Patterson, COO of FLANDERS. “Expansion into this sector of Canada allows us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the oil sands with AC motor repair, wheel motor repair, and shovel motor exchange. We look forward to better serving our partners in Canada.”

The FLANDERS Fort McMurray Regional Service Centre will be led by Ken Unruh. Unruh has over 30 years of electric motors experience, from repair to motor design, with Westinghouse Canada. The Fort McMurray Regional Service Centre is fully-equipped and will immediately employ six people locally.

“Our new presence in Fort McMurray allows us to service customers with motor repairs up to 2,500hp. This also opens the market access to FLANDERS’ repair network of nine locations in the US with a total of 15 around the globe,” said Unruh.