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Magneto Electric adds expertise in confined space repairs

Mississauga, ON – Magneto Electric, a Toronto-area provider of complete electro-mechanical sales and service, has added a new offering to its comprehensive list of services. As of July 2012, they have six fully trained confined space...


Mississauga, ON – Magneto Electric, a Toronto-area provider of complete electro-mechanical sales and service, has added a new offering to its comprehensive list of services. As of July 2012, they have six fully trained confined space technicians to provide installation and repair for equipment in confined and hazardous areas.

“This new certification is about serving our customers better,” says Mike Vassallo, Magneto-Electric president and general manager. “And about keeping our employees safe and at the leading edge of their trade.”

Confined space training is a specialized certification that’s done in addition to normal health and safety training. It’s a necessity for providing safe service in areas where atmospheric hazards may occur because of construction, location or contents. These areas are partially or fully enclosed, and are often not designed or constructed for continuous occupancy.

Pump servicing

Recently, Magneto Electric serviced machinery in a confined space large food-manufacturing facility in Toronto’s west end. Magneto servicemen removed two pumps from a pit, and brought them back to the Magneto plant for a complete pump overhaul.

The service included dismantling, inspecting, and cleaning all parts, as well as the installation of new parts upon assembly, including a new washdown motor. On completion of the plant assembly, the pumps were tested and epoxy painted, at which point they were taken back to the facility and reinstalled in the original site.

“Magneto Electric has been in the business since 1946, and we’re well-known as a company that works fast and gets the job done right,” says Vassallo. “Our customers count on us, and providing confined space training is part of our commitment to bringing them the best possible products and services, and continuing the legacy of quality we’ve stuck to for over 65 years.”