Justin Parrington and Kevin Milne of MarShield participate in Roundtable Talk on Darlington Refurbishment

Justin Parrington and Kevin Milne of MarShield Custom Radiation Products participated in a talk on the economic spinoff of the Darlington refurbishment project hosted by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Here is what the Burlington Post had to say about the meeting …

Darlington upgrades good for business in Burlington
Burlington Post
By Melanie Cummings Special to Burlington Post

BIA_talkPerhaps no one is more grateful for the $12.8-billion investment to upgrade Ontario’s Darlington Nuclear Generating station than Justin Parrington. “Without the refurbishment, I wouldn’t have a job,” said the young marketing sales executive at Burlington’s MarShield , during a roundtable discussion about the nuclear project last Friday.

MarShield makes protective gear for people who work in the nuclear industry from medicine to energy production. It is one of several local companies, and among 60 in the province, to reap the economic benefits of the provincial investment to upgrade the aging power plant. Plenty of the specialty components, supplies, engineering expertise and research needed for the eight to 10-year long project are provided by local firms such as GE Power, Laker Energy Products, Platecon Projects, Stern Laboratories, Clean Harbours Canada and CTSNA Commissioning & Technical Services.

“The number of companies that will prosper from it are tremendous,” said Keith Hoey, president and CEO of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, as well as its provincial counterpart, gathered some of those local vendors together last week to speak with local politicians and the people behind the massive project. Like Parrington at MarShield, Laker Energy is already experiencing an uptick from the upgrade more…