Hatch celebrates 100 years in hydropower

May 1, 2024

Niagara Falls, Ontario— Hatch, a global engineering, project delivery, and professional services firm in the energy, metals, and infrastructure sectors, is proud to announce its centennial celebration in the field of hydropower. This momentous occasion marks 100 years since H.G. Acres and Company was established in 1924. Acres joined Hatch in 2004 and since then, Hatch has continued the legacy as a leading force in the hydropower industry.

To commemorate this milestone, Hatch hosted an industry event at the historic Niagara Parks Power Station. This hydroelectric power generation plant, which is more than 115 years old, has recently undergone a remarkable transformation, turning it into an immersive experience for visitors.

Hatch was joined by a number of dignitaries:

  • Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati
  • Rudy Cuzzetto, parliamentary assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy
  • Beth Dennahower from the office of Tony Baldinelli, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls
  • David Adames, CEO of Niagara Parks Commission.

Hatch chose to honor this centennial milestone with a celebration at the Niagara Parks Power Station as it serves to showcase the legacy of hydroelectric power in Niagara Falls while also shedding light on the broader engineering industry. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating stories behind the Niagara Parks Power Station and the significant contributions made by engineers throughout history.

Hatch with guests celebrate 100 years in hydropower
From left: Robert Francki, global managing director, Energy, Hatch; Amar Jolly, managing director, Power, Hatch; Jim Diodati, mayor of Niagara Falls; Jim Sarvinis, Global Managing Director, Energy, Hatch; John Bianchini, chairman and CEO, Hatch; Rudy Cuzzetto, parliamentary secretary to the Ontario Minister of Energy; Beth Dennahower from the office of Tony Baldinelli, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls; Jim Law, global director, Hydropower and Dams, Hatch; and David Adames, CEO of Niagara Parks Commission

Hatch's commitment to the hydropower industry is unwavering. Over the past century, the company has been at the forefront of innovation, driving advancements in sustainable energy solutions. This milestone celebration is a testament to Hatch's dedication and expertise in the field.

"We are incredibly proud to reach this significant milestone in our journey," said John Bianchini, CEO of Hatch. "For 100 years, Hatch and its predecessors have been instrumental in shaping the hydropower industry. We are excited to celebrate our achievements and look forward to a future where sustainable energy continues to play a vital role."

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To learn more about how Hatch continues to work alongside our clients to power the world and create a climate resilient future, visit www.hatch.com.


For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Janca
Global Director, Public Relations
Tel: +1 905 403 4199
Email: media@hatch.com

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