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ECI and Laurentide Controls Partner to Form PHS Canada

August 12, 2021
ECI and Laurentide Controls, Emerson Impact Partners providing process control and automation solutions, partner to form PHS Canada. Incorporated in Kirkland, Quebec, PHS Canada will provide advanced control strategies, industrial automation and design and engineering services to mission critical data centers across Canada.
PHS Canada is an extension of Process HVAC Solutions (PHS), a leader in automation and controls for mission critical data centers, and a division of ECI, both headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania. Laurentide Controls is headquartered in Quebec.
This joint venture brings highly specialized data center expertise to the Canadian market. Data centers require redundant control systems and complex automation solutions to maintain a consistent and reliable operating environment.
“Because of the prevalence of clean, renewable energy, Canada and particularly Quebec, represent a natural choice for data centers to operate,” explained Steve Dustin, President and CEO of Laurentide Controls. “By combining PHS’s extensive experience with major data centers in the United States with Laurentide’s focus on helping industry thrive through improved process efficiency and reliability, PHS Canada will be perfectly positioned to help its clients perform even better.”
“A dedicated, in-country presence enables the delivery of even greater support for PHS’ Canadian customers,” added Dan Smith, President and CEO, ECI. “Data centers are sensitive environments with unique challenges that demand specific expertise and engineering. Laurentide Controls brings its own unique skill set and market knowledge that, combined with PHS’ experience and proven best practices, will create an advantage for Canadian data centers.”
PHS Canada, focused exclusively on mission critical data centers, engineers solutions that offer higher availability, redundancy, ease of use and low life cycle costs. PHS Canada implements industrial automation platforms, pressure, temperature, flow and level transmitters, and high-performance control valves for building automation systems and critical control and measurement. Committed to meeting the specialized requirements of each facility, PHS Canada offers customized, comprehensive service featuring 24x7 support, preventive maintenance visits, alarm management, spare parts inventory, diagnostics reviews, database backups and system upgrades.
“Through this partnership, the control and automation strategies and support necessary to data centers operations will be readily available to this growing industry,” said Scott Mawhinney, President, PHS. “A strong relationship is already in place between Laurentide Controls and PHS. The result is a seamless partnership dedicated to data center excellence in Canada.”
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About PHS
Process HVAC Solutions, LLC was founded in 2005 to help facilities with their mission critical data center HVAC needs. Based in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, PHS has worked with some of the largest companies in the world on projects of all sizes, to deliver high-performance solutions. For more information:
About ECI
ECI specializes in process control and industrial automation products and solutions for manufacturing and process customers in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Founded on the principles of product quality, reliability and safety, ECI offers unmatched product and service solutions designed to meet specific customer needs. ECI is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company. For more information:
About Laurentide Controls
Operating since 1968, Laurentide Controls, of Kirkland, Quebec, has been helping industry thrive in Eastern Canada for over 50 years. It is the largest supplier of automation, and reliability solutions to industries in Eastern Canada. As an entirely employee-owned company, every member of its team is driven by the shared goal of empowering people and advancing industry. For more information:
ECI and Laurentide Controls Partner to Form PHS Canada