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October 03, 2022

Graybar Canada donates $75,000 to improve NBCC facilities

Gift to Going Beyond campaign will help develop collaborative spaces
Graybar donation
Graybar Canada’s $75,000 donation to NBCC’s Going Beyond campaign will aid the College in creating spaces for learners to connect, study, and work collaboratively—just as they will in the workplace.

The gift will support important upgrades to facilities at the college, establishing vibrant, connected, adaptive learning spaces that meet the needs of students today and into the future

“Where students learn and connect plays an important part in their post-secondary experience; it’s where memories and breakthroughs are made, and life lessons are learned,” said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. “Graybar Canada’s investment will allow us to create the kind of spaces that inspire pride, confidence, and collaboration.” 

In recognition of the donation, NBCC is naming two spaces—the Graybar Canada Trades Education Centre Commons at Saint John Campus and the Graybar Canada Electrical Shop at Moncton Campus.

“Investing in our trades programs ensures the future of our industry lies in capable hands,” said Cory Morris, Graybar Canada’s Vice-President, Atlantic Region. “So when Graybar Canada was given the opportunity to support NBCC’s Going Beyond Campaign, we were thrilled to offer our resources to the project.”

Graybar Canada is the latest industry partner to throw its support behind NBCC’s Going Beyond campaign. The $16-million campaign charts a course for NBCC to:

  • accelerate skills development by creating fast, flexible training opportunities that meet the needs of learners and employers;
  • innovate educational delivery through the use of new tools, technology, spaces, and partnerships; and
  • reach unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers by reducing the barriers that prevent people from seeking training.

To date, industry partners and stakeholders like Graybar Canada have contributed $12.9 million to the Going Beyond campaign.

About NBCC: As one of New Brunswick’s largest postsecondary education institutions, NBCC drives social and economic wellbeing across the province. NBCC welcomes 11,000 learners each year through quality-assured, relevant training opportunities. Supported by the Going Beyond campaign, NBCC is committed to accelerating skills development, innovating educational delivery, and reaching unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers. Find out more at:

About Graybar Canada: Graybar Canada is an employee-owned company that takes great pride in the work that they do and the relationships that they have with their colleagues, partners, vendors, and customers alike. Operating over 30 branches across Canada and supporting 10 highly specialized lines of business, Graybar Canada encourages lifelong learning and improvement. This allows the company to attract a workforce with diverse expertise that is well equipped to find solutions for their customers and partners – no matter what. Find out more at

Media Contact:
Tanya Greer, Lead, Strategic Communications
Tel: (506) 440-9105

Photo, L to R: Ian Allen, Branch Manager, Saint John; Kevin Connolly, Marketing & Digital Business Manager; Lori Schroeder, Digital Marketing Coordinator; Bruce Kidson, Commercial Sales and Product Manager, Atlantic Region, Electrical.