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Ontario’s Minister of Energy Brad Duguid to tour solar equipment manufacturing plant

Monday, November 8th 2010 9:40:49am

Media Advisory – Photo Op and Media Availability
Attn: Green Technology, Environment, Energy, Manufacturing, Business Editors and Reporters

Toronto, ON - Ontario’s Minister of Energy Brad Duguid will tour the Samco Manufacturing Ltd plant in Scarborough on November 12, 2010. The event will celebrate the first SunEdison solar racking equipment produced in the province as a direct result of the province’s Green Energy Act. Minister Duguid will also participate in a guided tour of Samco Solar, a division of Samco Machinery Ltd. Details of the event are as follows:

Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:00 a.m.

315 Nantucket Road, Scarborough, ON
(north of Lawrence Ave E and east of Kennedy Rd)

Eye protection will be required to enter the manufacturing site and will be provided.

For further details, please contact:

Angie Forster, SunEdison
Phone: 416-262-8059

Andrew Block, Minister’s Office
Phone: 416-327-6747


About SunEdison
A leader in the solar industry, SunEdison develops, installs, finances and operates distributed solar power plants. SunEdison delivers predictably priced solar energy to its utility, government, and commercial customers around the world with no capital outlay required by the customer.  Since 2004, SunEdison has raised over $1 billion dollars in project financing and has deployed more than 395 active solar power plants. SunEdison is a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. For more information about SunEdison, please visit

About MEMC
MEMC is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of wafers and related intermediate products to the semiconductor and solar industries. MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of wafer technologies over the past 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, MEMC enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices and solar cells. With the acquisition of SunEdison, MEMC is now a developer of solar power projects and North America's largest solar energy services provider. MEMC’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WFR” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about MEMC, please visit

About Samco Solar
Samco Solar is a leading turnkey fabricator of solar mounting systems for large scale rooftop and ground-mounted PV applications. Services include product development support, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and project management. Leveraging forty years of expertise in operating, developing and implementing internationally leading edge and high precision roll forming, stamping, bending, machining and fastening technologies, Samco Solar seeks partners interested in having solar mounting solutions manufactured and delivered just-in-time to the highest quality standards. Samco Solar is a division of Samco Machinery Ltd., a global IS0:9001 certified company incorporated in 1972 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with established manufacturing capabilities in Canada, the US and India and sales representation offices around the world. For more information, please visit and