Bruce Power receives Canadian Manufacturing Magazine award for COVID-19 leadership

Graphic supplied by Bruce Power. 2019

Bruce Power has received an award from Canadian Manufacturing Magazine for their leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mike Rencheck, the president and CEO of Bruce Power, accepted the award during the Canadian
Manufacturing’s virtual awards gala this week. The Responding to COVID-19: Industry Leadership Honours awards were created to recognize Canadian industry for joining the fight against COVID-19 when the pandemic struck in early March, offering support through the manufacturing and procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizers, ventilators and other innovative devices.

Bruce Power has helped secure over 1.7 million pieces of PPE for over 100 organizations and businesses in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties and throughout Ontario. The company’s PPE distribution represents the largest private-sector donation of PPE in Canada. Bruce Power also launched its Strength In Numbers portal which provides businesses and frontline institutions with critical PPE.

“Our core business is supplying safe, reliable electricity to the people and businesses of Ontario, and medical isotopes globally. When it became clear that the pandemic was imminent, we knew there was a key role for us to play in helping others,” says Rencheck. “I’m grateful to Canadian Manufacturing for recognizing our contributions, and I accept this award on behalf of our employees, contractors and supply chain partners.”

“I am particularly proud of our employees, who volunteered, organized and distributed more
than 3,000 urgent care packages, 50,000 litres of hand sanitizer and tens of thousands face
masks to our surrounding communities, and with our retirees raised $120,000 for a Go Fund Me campaign to support 38 food banks in our region.”