Case Study: P&H Milling Group

P&H Milling, the largest Canadian-owned milling company, started up the first greenfield mill to be built in Ontario in over 75 years, thanks to New Electric's experienced electrical installation and systems testing services.

When P&H Milling built a highly-automated, technology-intensive mill, they needed a highly adaptable electrical contractor with food-industry experience and the fulltime staff required to do the job without turning to subcontractors. New Electric had the size, scale and in-house expertise required to meet the installation and production timelines.

P&H Milling built its new $45-million, Hamilton, Ontario mill to increase its flour milling capacity in Ontario. With 8 pre-existing mills across Canada, P&H Milling had worked with a wide range of smaller electrical contractors over the years.

Yet, as much as New Electric’s size virtually guaranteed the company had the necessary resources, P&H Milling was accustomed to dealing with smaller firms. New Electric made it clear that P&H Milling employees would always have direct access to New Electric’s leaders and confirmed the entire New Electric team’s attention to detail. In addition, New Electric’s dedicated project managers and on-site supervisors and lead-hands ensured P&H knew exactly what was happening, when and why while keeping the project on track.

“As it turned out, New Electric had no problem whatsoever rolling with the punches – they just dealt with whatever came up without making it a big deal.”

In today’s business environment, many consider sub-contractors a given, but it’s also widely accepted that full-time staff offer superior quality control, guarantee expertise and experience and ensure onsite availability and flexibility. That’s exactly what P&H Milling needed on an incredibly complex project with demanding deadlines.

Requirements ranged from the installation of hundreds of light receptacles to the millions of feet of cable and conduit that would power everything from the communications and computer systems to the milling equipment.

“When you look for an electrical contractor with the scope and scalability that we required for our new Hamilton mill as well as the food-industry experience, you find New Electric – that’s it. New Electric and its employees got our facility fully wired and along the way, they gave us a comfort level and peace of mind,” says De Winter. “Yes, I’d definitely work with New Electric in the future.”

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