End of an era for Union Gas
Regarding the story about Steve Baker, the CEO and president of Union Gas, who is retiring this month. I read the story with mixed feelings, delighted with Baker’s successful career but surprised with his decision to leave Union Gas at only age 55.
Once Enbridge Inc. had acquired Spectra Gas and thus Union Gas, I knew it was only a matter of time before Union Gas would be absorbed by Enbridge and cease to be a standalone company.
Union Gas formally became Enbridge Gas Inc. on Jan. 1, a part of Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Chatham-Kent has lost its last significant head office. This is important to understand. When the head office of a company is located in a community, that community greatly benefits in so many ways – and much more than if that company has just a branch operation in the community.
Union Gas has been a very significant name in Chatham-Kent and Southwestern Ontario for over 100 years. But that changed on Jan.
I hope its employees and retirees will be able to accept and adapt to this corporate cultural change.
William P. Magee Chatham