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Solar Logix honour first eight adults as certified solar array installers

SAULT STE. MARIE, November 22nd: “It was a proud moment and an honour to be present here at the Batchewana Learning Center, to give our first eight adults certificates as Certified Solar Array Installers” says Gerry Bugyra, General Manager of Solar Logix, Sault Ste. Marie. Bugyra went on to explain that all either candidates had to go through 80 hours of extensive classroom and “on site” training. “Batchewana First Nations now has certified installers to move forward in an aggressive area of employment within First Nations, locally and provincially and beyond” says Bugyra. Each Solar Array Installer is now certified with First Aid/CPR, Fall Arrest and solar array installation capabilities. Representing Batchewana First Nations of Ojibways, Chief Dean Sayers and Bugyra, made the individual presentations to the successful candidates with many family and friends attending the ceremony. “When work becomes available, Solar Logix now has locally trained people to bring on board immediately and our plan is to train more in the future” says Ken Ervin, Solar Logix SEI Manager. Solar Logix has hired Kieran O’Neil to head their Educational, Training and Development Department, offices located at 123 March Street. Bugyra went on to explain that the hold up with many of their microFIT and FIT applications and projects here in Sault Ste.Marie and area, is the approvals from the Ontario Power Authority. The review process that is presently on going is expected to be completed early January 2012. At that time, the OPA will be releasing the new policy and rates to all Ontarians. In 2009 the government introduced the Green Energy Act 2009 to make Ontario greener and create jobs. “Sault Ste. Marie is fast becoming and respected at the Alternative Energy Capital of North America and Solar Logix is happy to be here creating jobs and working locally with all people and businesses” said Bugyra.

Solar Logix adds Sault Ste. Marie location and hires local as general manager

November 14 (Thunder Bay): Solar Logix, one of Ontario’s largest solar installation companies, with head office in Thunder Bay, has opened their offices at 123 March Street, Suite 400 in Sault Ste Marie. Gerry Bugyra has been hired as General Manager. In this capacity, Bugyra will be responsible for the complete internal and external operations of this office. Bugyra has over 12 years of experience in the Renewable Energy Sector and over 28 years in business management. To date, Solar Logix has created 12 jobs within the city, with plans to hire more people and expand rapidly into the local market. Everything to set up the office was purchased locally, including all office furniture, computers, materials and signage. Heliene, a local manufacturer of solar modules, is the sole supplier of modules for all six (6) Solar Logix locations throughout Ontario. Locations include Thunder Bay, Oakville, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. The relationship between Solar Logix and Heliene works to secure existing green energy jobs in the community while creating continued growth for the future. “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with my team here in Sault Ste Marie. Solar Logix has developed a solid relationship in the solar industry with all of their clients, based on the trust and integrity of the company,” says Bugyra. “With our team, my plan is to educate our future clients about the advantages of the microFIT and FIT programs offered by the government. This allows all of us the opportunity to become micro power generators, contributing to a cleaner greener environment while generating guaranteed revenue over the twenty year contract with the Ontario Power Authority”. Along with several trained Solar Sales Consultants, Trevor Sawchyn has been hired as Project Manager/Design Engineer and Kieran O’Neill will head the Sales and Marketing Department. “Everything Solar Logix does on a project is done locally and internally with our own sales staff, site assessment, structural and design engineers, master electricians, accounting, as well as marketing and sales, we are a one stop shop offering you the best service before, during and after the sale” says Bugyra.

The Soo Centre at 123 March Street welcomes Solar Logix to their new location in downtown Sault Ste Marie.
Gerry@solarlogix3.ca
saultstemarie@solarlogix.ca
www.solarlogix.ca

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