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90+ years of history

In 2018, McCaine Electric will turn 100 years old. This is a significant milestone for the family-owned enterprise, founded in 1918 by Andy McCaine, a European electrical engineer who immigrated to Canada following the First World War. Since incorporation in 1942, McCaine Electric has grown to be the largest independent electrical contractor in the Manitoba and North Western Ontario market.

Since the establishment of the data communication division in 1990, McCaine was able to provide a complete electrical, data and voice installation as required by the end user. This ensures that all aspects of the project can be coordinated to achieve the completion date required by the client. Now McCaine provides electrical installation, maintenance and services to a large number of clients in the industrial, institutional and commercial markets. McCaine’s teams are well trained to provide on-going support to meet customer requests promptly and professionally.

In 2011, McCaine Electric joined the Canem Group, which is Western Canada’s largest Building Performance Service provider with 50 years of experience in electrical contracting. McCaine is a natural fit with all Branches in the Canem Group because of a mutual focus on people and processes.

McCaine President, John Schubert, credits the successful history of McCaine Electric to the team of people supporting the company. “Our philosophy is based on providing the best customer service and keeping customers once we get them,” says Schubert, adding that the same holds true for the Branch’s philosophy of organic growth that is also right in tune with Canem’s philosophy of ensuring there is enough work to sustain the number of employees, rather than getting caught up in cycles of hiring and laying off. “The result has been a much more stable workforce that has stayed for the long-term, which is also unusual in the construction environment,” he says. Joining forces with the Canem Group is a positive step in being able to provide services across Canada, adding to the rich history the McCaine has established.

Together McCaine and the Canem Group look forward to celebrating the 100 year anniversary mark and a bright future as a team!