A spokesperson for a local solar panel manufacturer, says he is hopeful that work in Belleville is still coming.
Following the Quinte News exclusive that Strathcona Energy had gone into receivership, we reached out to Vice President Kelly Rumble for comment. He tells us that Strathcona in Belleville, along with Fath PV Tech out of Napanee are now under the control of a Toronto company, Fuller Landau LLP.
They are the receiver on behalf of Royal Bank and according to Rumble, are looking to save the company, the jobs and $100 million in contracts for solar panels. Rumble adds that B.D.O is in control of the Strathcona building on Sidney Street, the former Nortel offices.
On December 19th, Quinte News received word from Rumble that the manufacturing work of Strathcona Energy would come under another name and that 30-80 jobs would go with it.
The restructuring is underway according to Rumble, and he adds they are working with creditors to bring project managing and engineering jobs to Belleville.
Kelly Rumble is also the head of a company called Rumble Energy out of Toronto. He says his work with Strathcona has no connection to his Toronto business. He says he has been working pro bono for Strathcona and will only get paid if the contracts already signed go forward, bringing in new employment, under a different company name.
He’s hopeful much more information will be made public in the next two weeks about the vision of Fuller Landau LLP.