With more hirings and a new plant, Global Thermoelectric keeps on growing

    CALGARY, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Recession? What recession?
    Global Thermoelectric, which continues to set the world standard in
remote power generation systems, is enjoying steady expansion in the midst of
a gloomy worldwide economic outlook.
    Global Thermoelectric is looking for a dozen new employees while
anticipating the February opening of a new integrated power systems plant. The
privately owned Calgary company is enjoying a sunny forecast, while the rest
of the world prepares to wait out the widening economic storm.
    "In a time when a lot of other companies are struggling, Global is
looking at unprecedented growth opportunities," says Bruce Taylor, chairman
and president of Global Thermoelectric. "A strong brand, innovative new
products and geographic expansion have put us in an enviable position."
    Global Thermoelectric is currently hiring engineers, project managers,
technicians and sales staff to keep up with increased customer demand for
integrated remote power systems. The hirings are due in large part to
February's scheduled opening of the company's new Calgary plant, which is part
of the expansion of Global Thermoelectric's existing head office and
engineering centre.
    Since the majority of Global Thermoelectric's remote power products are
highly customized, the opening of the new 10,000-square-foot assembly and test
facility will complement Global's core manufacturing facility in Bassano,
Alta. By co-locating design engineers with the integrated systems facility,
Global will be able to be more responsive to its customers.
    "The opening of our new plant will allow us to better serve our
customers, especially with our new product lines. And that's one of the
factors driving our need for more people," says Taylor. "We're looking to get
younger as a company. We want people who will be here a long time, who will
grow their career here."
    For more than 30 years, the bedrock of Global Thermoelectric's business
has been thermoelectric generators (TEGs) supplying critical remote power in
the oil and gas and telecommunications industries.
    Since 1975, in fact, more than 20,000 Global Thermoelectric remote power
systems, most of which are built around TEGs, have been installed in 50
countries around the world.
    However, in recent years, Global Thermoelectric's introduction of new
remote power products has widened the company's scope of business and enhanced
its profile as a world leader.
    These products include: GlobalHybrid systems, which offer a greener
solution via solar energy, but with better reliability; GlobalCharge systems,
which can handle larger loads with greater efficiency and run on diesel fuel;
and GlobalGridConnect systems, which augment reliability for remote
grid-connected sites.
    "We're a company with tremendous wherewithal and tremendous experience.
We can provide any level of power, in any place in the world," says Taylor.
"At the end of the day, Global is selling reliability - inherently reliable,
well-designed, well-built, well-documented systems that really work."
    For more information on Global Thermoelectric and its remote power
solutions, please visit www.globalte.com.

    ABOUT GLOBAL THERMOELECTRIC: The Calgary-based company was founded in
1975 by a group of entrepreneurs from the oil and gas industry who purchased
thermoelectric technology that had been used in NASA's Apollo space program to
generate power on the moon. Global's technology is currently used in the oil
and gas, telecommunications and security and surveillance industries. Global
has corporate offices in Calgary and Houston, and authorized agents around the

For further information:

For further information: James Bolen, Vice-President, Sales and
Marketing, Global Thermoelectric, No.9, 3700 78 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta,
Canada T2C 2L8, Phone: (403) 720-1186, E-mail: james.bolen@globalte.com

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