New Employer Locating To The City

A new employer with great potential has announced it will be establishing its Saskatchewan headquarters in Moose Jaw.

Sycamore Energy Inc described in a news release as “a Canadian leader in providing renewable energy systems” will be establishing their Saskatchewan headquarters in Moose Jaw with the move seeing up to 25 employees hired locally over a two year period with the potential of more later.

The new employees hired will include electricians as well as installers of solar electric systems for residential, farm and commercial/industrial applications.

“This is good economic news for the Moose Jaw,” Rob Clark, CEO of the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce told MJ Independent.

Clark called the new jobs not only good for the city but many of the jobs are going to be higher paying trades jobs as Sycamore Energy Inc will be hiring electricians and installers who typically demand more than minimum or lower wages in their professions.

“It is good news for the city and it is good news for any employees,” he said.

Clark said having the headquarters here in Moose Jaw will mean Moose Jaw residents will likely be travelling throughout regions of the province and installing the renewable energy systems.

In a press release Justin Phillips, CEO and co-founder of Sycamore Energy Inc said “we’re very excited about the expansion into Moose Jaw as it gives us a perfect location from which to help the people of southern Saskatchewan move to solar power.”

“Moose Jaw is home to incredible people, a competitive business environment and has the most annual sunshine hours in Canada. It’s a great place, and we’re thrilled to be able to join a community that is committed to sustainability and energy alternatives,” Phillips said in the press release statement.

As part of their arrival to Moose Jaw Sycamore sees a direct and indirect economic impact in their first year of operation.

“It is a pleasure to be part of the announcement. We are very excited Sycamore Energy is making its Saskatchewan headquarters in Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw is the perfect location for this office, and we are thrilled that there are new highly skilled jobs coming to Moose Jaw. We look forward to welcoming and working with Sycamore Energy in the coming years,” Mayor Fraser Tolmie said in the news release.

There are no details in the release regarding incentives, if any were used, to induce Sycamore Energy to set up shop in Moose Jaw.

Additionally no details were provided where Sycamore Energy will be establishing its headquarters, when and also when the firm will begin hiring employees.

Sycamore Energy was founded in 2012 and delivers cost effective solar and wind power through direct sales and installation of solar photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and batteries in Saskatchewan and Manitoba the release additionally stated.

The release also mentions the announcement made by SaskPower which will provide a one time solar power rebate equivalent for equipment and installation costs up to a maximum of $20,000. Additionally there were changes to the net metering benefit.

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