Canadian expansion

As part of a strategy to help facilitate the overhaul of Canada’s aging hydropower turbines, Thordon Bearings has announced the appointment of Millstream Engineering as an authorized distributor for the Southern and North-Western Ontario regions, as well as providing support for hydropower customers in Western Canada.

With a presence in Orillia and Burlington, both in Ontario, the company will provide distribution and mechanical engineering support for Thordon’s complete portfolio of hydropower, vertical pump and industrial bearings and seals.

Co-founded by Greg Auger and Alina Stepanians, a former Thordon sales manager and engineer respectively, Millstream Engineering was established to improve coverage and support for these markets.

“There was an opportunity for a new engineering and product company to step in and focus on this important region,” said Auger. “Thankfully, we received a very positive response, with Thordon seeing Millstream as providing an opportunity to increase coverage of the Canadian market and to get more of this revolutionary bearing technology out there.”

The two companies have now implemented a transitional process to ensure that all existing projects continue to be handled smoothly.

As part of this process, Millstream has taken on some existing accounts and already secured its first projects as a Thordon distributor