Meglab Becomes AmerCable’s First Certified Cable Repair Center in Canada
Founded in 1994, Meglab is headquartered in Val-d’Or, Quebec, and manufactures, repairs and services electrical equipment for mining and industrial applications. To expand the services they offer, Meglab has successfully completed the high level of training required to be certified as an AmerCable Tiger® Brand Repair Center.
According to Meglab president Louis Valade, AmerCable-certified repairs can significantly extend the service life of mining cables. "We repair GGC and SHD-GC trailing cables in lengths from 45 meters up to 1500+ meters. This certification is a big plus for our customers and demonstrates the quality of our technicians."
In order to certify Meglab, AmerCable first audited Meglab’s facility, equipment and work processes. Once approved for the program, AmerCable hosted technicians from Meglab at its El Dorado manufacturing facility where they learned the correct way to splice or repair Tiger® Brand from our top trainer, Mark Jenkins.
Stéphane Bilodeau, AmerCable's Business Development Manager for Eastern Canada, observed, “We are happy to have Meglab offering local repair services, which will provide outstanding value for our regional customers.”
Nexans AmerCable is the mining industry leader in training and education, which, along with our high-quality products, has helped us become the leading mining cable manufacturer in North America. Each year our highly experienced field support team conducts training and education sessions at the mine for 1500 – 2000 miners. Proper repair and best cable handling practices are a vital part of mine safety and productivity. AmerCable believes an educated miner is a safer miner, and mine safety is our top priority. We also provide additional value by working directly with our customers to help them resolve productivity issues. The solution we offer could be as simple as providing additional training, changing to a different cable or coming up with a new cable design that resolves the issue.
Nexans AmerCable's Drew Nelson, Stéphane Bilodeau, Drayton Land and Terry Petty hosted Meglab’s Danny Bryant (Center) in El Dorado for intense cable splicing and repair training. AmerCable is the mining industry leader in training and education.