French Prime Minister Recognizes Silec with "Product Quality France” Award
Commends the Company’s Community Outreach Through Silec School
Left to right: Emmanuel Sabonnadiere, President & CEO, General Cable Europe & Mediterranean; Marie-Thérèse Blanot, General Cable Vice President, France Unit; and French Prime Minister Francois Fillion.
The French Prime Minister, Francois Fillion, visited General Cable's Silec Cable manufacturing complex in Montereau, France, on April 5, 2012 to present the "Product Quality France" award. In fact, Silec Cable products were the first industrial products to pass all the tests required to achieve this award.
During his visit, Prime Minister Fillion toured the high-voltage / extra-high voltage (HV/EHV) production workshops; vertical insulation line; HVDC and AC platforms; the R&D labs; and a newly installed jacketing line invested in for a project with French Utilities. He was told of Silec's business recovery since General Cable purchased it from its previous French owner in 2005 and made the appropriate investments to revitalize the business.
Prime Minister Fillion met some Silec Greenbelts in training and interviewed an apprentice from the Silec School. He was impressed with our company's ongoing commitment to train young people in the local community in skilled trades so they are ready for full-time employment with Silec when they finish school. The Silec School is one of many examples of how General Cable is committed to creating long-term shared value for our company and the communities we serve.