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Eramosa project highlighted in magazine

A notable project that highlighted real ingenuity was recently featured in a magazine for the Ontario engineering community. The three-page article details how Eramosa partnered with the Region of Waterloo to upgrade an older SCADA system at a rural water treatment plant that is controlled remotely.

The complexities of the project were chronicled in the November/December issue of the Ontario Technologist, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) member magazine. The article was authored by Alan Couch and Franklyn Smith from the Region of Waterloo, and Jon Watson of Eramosa.

Eramosa, as part of the project team, designed a plan to move equipment and systems as well as to plot the changeover of the remote processing unit (RPU) in the water treatment plant. During the upgrade, a new fiber optic wide area communication network was added to help the Region with their regulatory reporting for the provincial Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as well as provide operational flexibility for the future.

With the changeover, a new RPU enclosure was built to replace the existing unit. Over several days, the project flowed in a logical order that allowed for the entire project team to solve problems as they occurred. The project was completed on schedule and on budget without disruption to the water supply or regulatory commitments.

“It’s always fun when a team pulls together, including the owner, engineer, and contractor, to achieve a common goal,” said Jon Watson, Eramosa Group Leader and contributing author. “Eramosa is pleased to have had the opportunity to work on this project and looks forward to continuing our relationship with the Region of Waterloo.”

To read the full Ontario Technologist magazine article, please see the PDF below.

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Jon Watson, C.E.T.
Group Leader
Eramosa
e. jon.watson@eramosa.com
m. 519.993.1629
p. 519.763.7774, x232

Eramosa Names New President

Guelph, Ontario, November 4, 2016 – Eramosa Engineering today announced that D. Nick Hallas, P.Eng. has been named President effective January 1, 2017. As President Hallas will have responsibility for the Canadian Operations of Eramosa and will report directly to the Chair of the Board, Tim J. Sutherns, P.Eng.

Hallas, is a 15-year veteran of Eramosa and since 2009 has served as a member of the board of directors in his role as Vice-President. In his time with Eramosa Hallas has played a key role, working with many of our clients in both technical and project management capacities. Internally he has provided guidance and direction on corporate culture, leadership training and development, and the oversight of our client focused teams.

“Over the last 15 years, Nick has demonstrated his commitment to our clients, our core values and the development of our team. We look forward to having one of our trusted leaders assume the role of President,” said Tim Sutherns, Chair of the Board. “He has proven to be a successful leader and we look forward to the guidance and direction he will provide to Eramosa as we move forward in an ever changing technology driven environment.”

“The Board unanimously agrees that Nick Hallas’ leadership experience coupled with his strategic thinking and past experience with Eramosa make him the right person to help deliver Eramosa’s vision going forward,” commented David Chamberlain, Vice-President & General Manager.

“I am excited and honoured to take on this role and look forward to continuing to work with our dynamic and energetic team as we move into the next era of growth at Eramosa,” said Hallas. “This is an exciting challenge and I am grateful to be provided the opportunity of leading the Eramosa Team. Eramosa is a great team and I am looking forward to helping make Eramosa an even greater team as we move forward.”

Concurrent with Hallas’ appointment, Tim J. Sutherns current Chair of the Board & President will continue on as Chair of the Board and will take on additional responsibilities in driving forward Eramosa’s Smart Utility vision around technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and data management initiatives. “We see these as growth areas where we are well positioned to continue to expand our leadership through strategic investments, partnerships and initiatives over the next number of years,” said Sutherns.  “I am looking forward to continuing to build these initiatives and feed them back into the vision that Nick has for Eramosa.”

About Eramosa Engineering:  Eramosa is a consulting engineering firm specializing in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, along with automation, process control, system integration, instrumentation and control, and electrical services. The company is a leading SCADA systems provider within several key markets including water, wastewater, solar and wind. We also offer networking, programming, information technology, and cyber security strategies for our customers.

Eramosa is an industry leader in managing big data for utilities and industry with our e.RIS reporting and information software. Our SMART Utilities initiative helps our partners improve facility performance in the most cost-efficient manner. For more information, please visit  eramosa.com.

Media Contact:

Tim J. Sutherns, M.Eng., P.Eng., PE

Master of Chaos
tim.sutherns@eramosa.com
mobile: 416.528.4796
phone: 519.763.7774, x223

Terepac Corporation and Eramosa Engineering Announce Agreements to Give Voice and Visibility to the World

Sept. 20, 2016

Waterloo and Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Waterloo-based Terepac Corporation and Guelph-based Eramosa Engineering Inc. today announced the signing of joint service and licensing agreements to provide joint services and for Terepac to acquire certain property rights pertaining to its ONE Machine and ONE Water solution. The agreements are to go into effect immediately.

“Terepac is very pleased to be working with Eramosa Engineering” stated Terepac CEO Ric Asselstine. “Eramosa’s subject matter expertise coupled with their solution suite’s capabilities to extend into all the verticals we are currently and expecting to work in make for an ideal relationship.”

“We view this as a great opportunity for Eramosa as we extend our reach into the Internet of Things, said Eramosa President, Tim Sutherns. “We saw where Terepac’s unique end to end solutions would be a perfect fit with what we are doing and an ideal way for Eramosa to better service our existing customer base. By teaming up with Terepac we are giving voice and visibility to the world.”

This partnership continues Terepac’s aggregate, integrate and scale strategy as it delivers trusted end-to-end IoT solutions at home, at work and at play to unvoiced or under-voiced assets. From fire hydrants to pumping stations, cars to conveyor belts, whether through elevated data immutability through its Data Reliance as a Service (DRaaS) offering, or trusted object-to-object transactions via the Terepac Blockchain, the aim is to increase efficiencies, optimize processes and help sustain the planet.

About Terepac Corporation:  Terepac Corporation is the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company. From the silicon to the app, Terepac instruments objects – gives them an electronic voice – networks them, manages and secures the data, and performs the data visualization, analytics, object socialization and block chain functions. From “off the shelf” to fully customized solutions, Terepac ushers clients into the value-unleashing forward movement of this digital, connected and trustbased age. Terepac Corporation…giving voice to the world®. 
For more information, please visit www.terepac.com

About Eramosa Engineering:  Eramosa is a consulting engineering firm specializing in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, along with automation, process control, system integration, instrumentation and control, and electrical services. The company is a leading SCADA systems provider within several key markets including water, wastewater, solar and wind. We also offer networking, programming, information technology, and cyber security strategies for our customers.

Eramosa is an industry leader in managing big data for utilities and industry with our e.RIS reporting and information software. Our SMART Utilities initiative helps our partners improve facility performance in the most cost-efficient manner. For more information, please visit eramosa.com.

Media contacts:

Terepac Corporation:
Ric Asselstine
CEO
ric.asselstine@terepac.com
phone: 519-575-1819

Eramosa Engineering:
Tim J. Sutherns President
tim.sutherns@eramosa.com
mobile: 416.528.4796
phone: 519.763.7774, x223

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Eramosa headquarters moves to larger offices

After 10 years of working in our old location and expanding once at that spot, we moved into our new home at 650 Woodlawn Road West in Guelph this week. It’s just a short trip down the road from our former offices at 90 Woodlawn Road West.

650 Woodlawn Map

The new space offers more capacity for our teams, additional meeting rooms and collaborative areas, more parking, a gym, and a larger kitchen. The new building also brings our entire Guelph team under one roof for the first time in five years. One thing remains though – the new location still offers access to the main thoroughfares of Guelph for easy client visits.

“Having our Guelph team under one roof has been a vision for the past five years,” said Eramosa president Tim J. Sutherns. “It is great that our team are more integrated and will be able to enjoy our open environment and collaborative spaces, while still having areas for quiet reflection and collaboration away from the main hub of activity. We look forward to our next 10 years in this location.

“Our partners have been patient during these weeks of transition and we are thankful for their understanding as we create our new space which will allow us to enhance the services we can offer from our Guelph office.”

The new building was previously home to RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists. As such, we are working in an active construction zone as we are making the space our own. We will be adding finishing touches over the next few months as we settle in.

650 Woodlawn Front Entrance

650 Woodlawn Front Sign

See our contact page for our full Guelph address.

For more information, please contact:

Tim J. Sutherns, M.Eng., P.Eng., P.E.
President
Eramosa
e. tim.sutherns@eramosa.com
m. 416.528.4796
p. 519.763.7774, x223

Eramosa kicks off 12th year of MS fundraising

Eramosa launched its fundraising campaign for the multiple sclerosis (MS) Bike Tour in style last week when company President Tim J. Sutherns volunteered to take cream pies to the face.

The event was a big hit with employees as both groups and individuals pledged money to the Eramosa MS Bike Team for the honour of decorating Mr. Sutherns face with whip cream. With Mr. Sutherns matching employee contributions, the occasion raised more than $400 dollars. As you can see from the pictures below, the event was highly enjoyable.

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“What a great way to kick off our fundraising efforts in 2016! When we started riding 12 years ago we had no idea that our team would grow the way it has and that we would have the privilege of raising over $360,000 for the MS Society.”

This will be the 12th year that Eramosa has entered the MS Bike Tour. While our focus is Niagara, last year we entered teams into the Calgary and Toronto rides as well. With those efforts, we raised over $40,000 along with entering the largest team of riders in Niagara. This year we are hoping to raise over $50,000 from our rides in Calgary, Niagara, and Toronto.

MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Each year more than 10,000 bikers participate between June and September for those afflicted with MS. Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world as an estimated 100,000 Canadians live with the disease. Every day, three more Canadians are diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory, and mobility. It is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40.

To find out more about our MS Bike Team and to pledge your support, please visit our team page.

For more information, please contact:

Tim J. Sutherns, M.Eng., P.Eng., P.E.
President
Eramosa
e. tim.sutherns@eramosa.com
m. 416.528.4796
p. 519.763.7774, x223

Eramosa relocates London, On office

Guelph, ON, February 16, 2016 – Eramosa Engineering Inc. will soon have a new home in London, Ontario. The international consulting engineering firm announced today the move to a new, larger office under the leadership of Neil Clarke. The shift will accommodate recent staff growth and maintain its presence in the city. Read more ›

Eramosa recognized with contribution to African project

Nampula SiteEramosa Engineering is thrilled to be recognized for its contribution to a project in Sub-Saharan Africa that won a 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence.

This year, 20 projects were recognized with awards and the winners were feted in Ottawa in late October. A joint program of both Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC/AFIC), the awards are in their 47th year. These accolades are the highest recognition Canadian consulting engineers can receive for completed projects. Read more ›

Eramosa contributes to award-winning project in Alberta

Eramosa is pleased to announce that a project we helped bring to fruition has been recognized by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta. The upgrade of the Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant has won the 2015 Award of Excellence in the Water Resources & Energy Production category. Read more ›

Eramosa International Inc.

Eramosa wishes to thank Mr. Thomas J. DeLaura, Vice-President Eramosa International, for his years of service and help in establishing our operations in the United States as he transitions to providing strategic consulting services to the water industry and sharing more of his time in support of community building efforts in his home town of Detroit, and with charitable non-profit agencies. Read more ›

Annual MS Bike Tour enters 11th year

Eramosa recently capped off an exciting year of fundraising for multiple sclerosis (MS). Our annual involvement in the MS Bike Tour saw the company participate in four bicycle rides, in two provinces, where we raised over $40,000. The September ride in Toronto wrapped a successful summer of fundraising and biking where the team also participated in first-time rides in Guelph and Calgary. When this year’s pledges are accounted for it will bring Eramosa’s 11 year total to well over $364,000. Read more ›

Eramosa plays part in award-winning environmental project

Lystek Reactor & Storage Tank in North Battleford, SK

Eramosa Engineering is proud to announce that it was part of a team that won the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Environment Award. The prize was given to the City of North Battleford, SK for their implementation of a Lystek biosolids management solution.

The award for municipalities with a population under 20,000 was announced in June 2015 during CAMA’s national Conference in Jasper, AB. CAMA’s awards program is “designed to encourage excellence in the art of professional municipal administration.” The Environment Award is specifically granted to projects that have made an impact on the environment. The award “recognizes the commitment of a municipality to environmentally sustainable governance, to protecting the environment and to combating climate change.” Read more ›

ISA authors new standard on alarm management

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of the ISA-TR18.2.3-2015 Basic Alarm Design technical report. Released as part of the ISA-18.2 alarm management standards series, the report provides guidance on how to effectively design alarms in accordance with the alarm management lifecycle. Read more ›

Eramosa involved in three CEO Award Winning projects

Eramosa Engineering is excited to announce that our team was part of three winning projects in the 2015 Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) awards. These three awards brings Eramosa’s total CEO award count to seven.

The 2015 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala was held on April 18, 2015 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. The awards are in their 13th year and they are designed to recognize engineering firms that have provided leadership and innovation to improve the quality of life in Ontario and around the world. The event also marked a special occasion as CEO is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Read more ›

Eramosa relocates Toronto office

Guelph, ON, April 20, 2015– Eramosa Engineering Inc., a leading SCADA systems provider within several key markets including water, wastewater, solar, and wind, announced today the move of their Toronto office to new, larger quarters. The shift will accommodate recent staff growth and maintain its presence in the city. Read more ›

SMART Data: Preventing data gaps with intelligent PLCs

smartDATAWe recently encountered an interesting challenge when one of our clients needed to ensure that all of their information is being gathered and stored by their SCADA system in the event of a data collection interruption. With a diverse assortment of reporting sites and technologies currently in use, the customer needed a fix that is both reliable for today and into the future. In the end Eramosa Engineering created a robust solution that allows the system to collect and backfill data to a historian during a communication outage without data loss. Read more ›

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