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Canadian General Electric

Canadian General Electric
Founded1892
Foundermerger of Edison Electric Light Company of Canada and Thomson-Houston Electric Light Company of Canada
Defunct1989
Headquarters,
Canada
Area served
Canada
Productsconsumer appliances, electric equipment
Websitewww.ge.com/ca/ Edit this on Wikidata
General Electric Canada
TypeCanadian unit
Founded1989
Headquarters,
Area served
Canada
Key people
Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada John Flannery, CEO and Chair, General Electric Co.
Productsconsumer electronics, financial services, aviation, healthcare, oil & gas, rail, energy, water
Websitewww.ge.com/ca

Canadian General Electric (CGE, also known as GE Canada) was a Canadian manufacturer of various electrical products. It was the Canadian counterpart of the American company General Electric. The unit became General Electric Canada in 1989, and is now known as GE Canada.

Canadian General Electric Co. Limited (CGE) was incorporated in Canada in 1892 as a merger of Edison Electric Light Company of Canada (of Hamilton, Ontario) and Thomson-Houston Electric Light Company of Canada (of Montreal), both incorporated in Canada in 1882.[1] The Canadian merger occurred in the same year as the merger of parent companies Edison General Electric (of Schenectady, New York) and Thomson-Houston Company (of Lynn, Massachusetts) into General Electric, which continues to the present day as a major international conglomerate.

CGE had about 500 employees at inception and was already producing generators, transformers, motors, wire and cable, and lighting products for consumer and industrial products.[2]

Label on a GE Canada AC Generator at the Limestone Generating Station in Manitoba, Canada.
  1. ^ Fred Kee. "Electricity - The Magic Medium, chapter: The Electrical Manufacturing Industry, page 1" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  2. ^ Radiomuseum.org. "History of the radio manufacturer Canadian General Electric Co. Limited (C.G.E.)". Retrieved 27 June 2010.