Canadian General Electric Company 1922

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Canadian General Electric Company 1922
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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Canadian General Electric Company issued in 1922. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company Ottawa, Litho and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a rising sun. This item is hand signed by the company’s president and secretary and is over 78 years old. Company History 1892 - 1900 Canadian General Electric Company Limited becomes incorporated in Canada through a merger of Edison Light Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Light Company of Canada. Manufacturing facilities in Peterborough, Ontario are already in operation. Generators, transformers, motors, wire and cable, and lamps are being manufactured by 500 employees. 1900 - 1950 Acquired Sunbeam Lamp Company of Toronto (1911) Montreal Lamp plant established (1912) Vacuum Tube operations begin in Toronto (1921) Canadian Edison Appliance Company established (1922) Small appliances plant opened at Barrie, Ontario (1945) Plastics plant opened at Cobourg, Ontario (1946) Lighting plant opened at Oakville, Ontario (1946) Metres plant in Quebec City opens (1947) 1950 - 1990 Transformer plant opens at Guelph, Ontario (1953) GE acquires Dominion Engineering Works in Montreal (1962) GE Capital begins in Canada with GENelco operations (1963) Mobile radio operations open in Toronto (1967) Plastics Plant built in Toronto (1969) GE merges with GSW to form Camco Inc. (51 % owned by GE Canada) (1977) Aicraft Engine blade plant built at Bromont, Quebec (1981) GE's small appliances unit sold to Black and Decker (1984) Transformer plant at Guelph sold (1986) Consumer electronics unit sold to Thomson; GE acquires RCA (1987) GE Canada new Canadian head office built in Toronto's west end (1987) GE Canada becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Company (1989) 1990's Electro-Optics (RCA) business sold (1990) Montreal lamp plant closed (1991) Mobile Communications sold to Ericsson (1992) Trenton Motor plant closed (1993) MGE Capital Fleet acquires Triathlon Leasing (1994) GE Capital acquires The Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada (MICC)(1994) GE Capital Technology Services acquires Crowntek Business Centres (1994) GE Capital Modular Space acquires ATCO Ltd. (1994) GE Hydro in Montreal celebrates 75th anniversary (1995) GE Capital Real Estate acquires Canadian Pacific Ltd. properties (1996) GE Transportation Systems supplies 80 new locomotives to CN (1997) GE Aircraft Engines signs contract to supply engines to the Canadian governments new EHI Cormorant search -and-rescue helicopters (1998) GE Medical Systems introduces the first digital mammography unit in North America (1999) GE Hydro acquires hydroelectric turbine business, Kvaerner Group, a leading Nordic Manufacturer (1999) GE Canada Today GE is a diversified technology, manufacturing and services company with a commitment to achieving worldwide leadership in each of its businesses. GE operates in more than 100 countries around the world, including 250 manufacturing plants in 26 different nations. GE employs approximately 290,000 people worldwide. In Canada, GE has more that 150 sales and service locations, 12 major manufacturing plants and 10,000 employees. GE's Six Sigma Quality Drive In it's ongoing commitment to quality, GE Canada is making great strides in the company's worldwide Six Sigma Quality initiative. Six Sigma is a statistical ranking that represents the ultimate measure of quality for a world-class business. A Global Leader In Manufacturing GE Canada's 12 major manufacturing facilities, including Lighting, Motors, Hydro, Appliances, Aircraft Engines (Bromont), Plastics and Silicones, are internationally recognized as Centres of Excellence for their innovation, productivity and efficiency. Employee and Government Relations GE Canada has a long-standing reputation for developing innovative, productive employee and corporate relations programs that foster employee empowerment. Part of GE Canada's leadership in employee and corporate relations has been its continued efforts to promote diversity and employment equity in the workplace. Environment, Health and Safety GE Canada is strongly committed to promoting environmental responsibility. Its environment, health and safety programs consistently meet and surpass industry and government standards. Industrial Benefits GE Canada also plays an instrumental role developing Industrial Benefit programs that generate additional employment and revenues for businesses across the country. Since 1980, GE Canada has contributed $1.7 billion in industrial benefits through federal contracts. GE In The Community As a responsible corporate citizen, GE Canada supports more than 500 charitable organizations through its contributions and donations program. The Elfun Society, an employee-based volunteer group, supports a variety of community projects, from working with disabled children, to offering mentoring services to students at schools across Canada.


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