14TH ANNUAL CME BC STAKEHOLDERS’ DINNER

2016 marks the 14th anniversary of CME’s Annual Stakeholders’ Dinner. This is an exclusive dinner where over 150 senior executives from the manufacturing sector will meet and dine with key government decision makers, BC’s Ministers and Deputy Ministers and the heads of Crown Corporations.

The roundtable discussions create an environment where successes and challenges can be shared, and ideas can be exchanged and discussed. Through the course of the evening, manufacturers will have an opportunity to meet with a number of stakeholders and peer manufacturers.

For more information contact Glenda Beaulieu at (604) 713-7809 or glenda.beaulieu@cme-mec.ca.

Manufacturing Month

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Manufacturing Month raises the profile of our industry as highlighted in government (with proclamations and the inclusion of Manufacturing as one of four areas of strategic importance in the BC Jobs Plan) and among job seekers and the public. Once again, CME BC will join forces with our partners – Alliance for Manufacturing in BC, Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade, BC manufacturing companies and educational institutions to organize plant tours, the BC Manufacturers’ Hall of Fame and other events. These serve to showcase the innovative manufacturing that happens in BC.

Extending our Reach
This year we are actively working on events in regions such as Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George and Kelowna to showcase a diverse group of manufacturers throughout the province of BC.

Goals for Manufacturing Month 2015

  • Heighten the profile of the Manufacturing Sector among government, job seekers, students and the public
  • Increase the awareness of policy makers on the signficant economic contribution and importance of our industry
  • Showcase high-skilled, high-paying career opportunities, especially to youth and immigrants
  • Recognize and celebrate companies and individuals in the industry who have made significant contributions and
    demonstrated leadership and innovation in manufacturing in BC through the first BC Manufacturers’ Hall of Fame.

Sponsors-BIV

Business Transitions Forum

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WHO ATTENDS?

BTF features expert panel discussions, keynote speakers, workshop elements and networking. If you are contemplating the future of ownership of your enterprise, BTF is your destination to gather information from the experts that know what it takes to successfully transition your business. You will hear diverse opinions from a variety of people who have personally experienced the business transition process.

Attendees include:

  • Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and senior executives
  • Senior business transition experts, consultants and investors
WHY ATTEND?

BTF focuses on planning and transactional strategies guaranteed to smooth the transition of business ownership, while demystifying the process required to successfully sell your business. You will leave with the tools to create your own roadmap while understanding best practices and the roles played by expert advisors so that you can build your own team, if necessary. BTF’s large scale allows for anonymity if you prefer to blend into the crowd.

Questions that will be addressed include:

  • Where do I start and who can assist me?
  • What dictates how much my company is worth?
  • Who is buying businesses now and what are they looking for?
  • What tactics will maximize the value of my company while minimizing taxes?
  • How can I avoid compromising my marketplace while I look for buyers?
  • What will I do with the proceeds (and my identity) after the sale?
  • How can I assess the risks of succession within my family?
  • Why do so many business transitions fail?

Thinking about the future ownership of your business and don’t know where to start? Join us!

For more information about the Business Transitions Forum, Click here

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Global Exports and Management of Supply Chains

ACCELERATE EXPORTS THROUGH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Are you interested in growing your business internationally? Are you new to exporting? Are you and your team ready to take on new export markets? Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry association, can help.
This two-day FITTskills session will help you identify the stages of a global supply chain, understand the type of documentation requiered to move goods across borders and the different methods to enhance the performance and efficiency of your organization’s international logistics. Throughout these sessions, individuals will also understand areas of production, inventory and delivery of goods in international trade.

Location and local sponsor for this session:
INTERTEKintertek
1500 Brigantine Drive,
Coquitlam BC Canada V3K 7C1

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday (November 3rd & 4th)

Time: 9:00am – 1:00 PM (PST)


Facilitator: Emiliano Introcaso, CITP, P.Log., (MBA)

Session Code: CME400 – Global Exports and Management of Supply Chains

Cost: 
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With your registration you receive:
– eBook copy of FITTskills textbook for this session
– electronic handouts and power point presentations slides
– online learning platform pass
– online exam access for FITTskills Module


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CME’s Export Success Program is tailored to the needs of businesses interested in growing through international business development. Our condensed FITTskills sessions offer you and your team the fundamentals of exporting so that you can reach to your global potential faster. Featuring qualified international business instructors and FITTskills program materials developed by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), this program will allow you to build your export capacity, earn credit towards a FITT Certificate or Diploma in International Trade and get closer to holding an elite Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®/FIBP®) designation.


For more information about this program and for upcoming FITTskills sessions contact:

Glenda Beaulieu, Manager Marketing & Events
Tel: +1 604-713-7800 x 5230
Email: glenda.beaulieu@cme-mec.ca


Emiliano Introcaso, National Program Manager
Tel: +1 905-672-3466 x3255
Email: emiliano.introcaso@cme-mec.ca

Corporate FITTskills learning sessions specific to your organization’s needs and location are available upon request.

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In partnership with the Forum For International Trade Training (FITT) FITT

Labour Market Outlook Seminar: Manufacturing Roundtable

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Access to Labour: A Discussion with the Manufacturing Sector

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Date: October 28th

Time: 9:00AM-11:00 AM

Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. New Westminster, BC

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About:

This session will feature speakers that discuss topics such as the BC Labour Market Outlook, Express Entry, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Canada/BC Job Grant, Labour Market Partnerships Program, WorkBC, and other education/training supports.

As part of the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training mandate, they are facilitating comprehensive roundtables with key sectors and subsectors of the Jobs Plan as a way to create awareness of and stimulate engagement about how sectors can access labour and satisfy human resource requirements.


Main Objectives:

  1. Share information with sectors and engage in conversations about labour supply and demand (BC Labour Market Outlook), immigration, pathways to citizenship, education, skills training, and employer supports
  2. Inform provincial and federal governments of key industry labour force issues and human resource requirements in order to support the work of the Labour Market Information Office and ongoing implementation of the BC Jobs Plan
  3. Provide employers, public and private post-secondary institutions, K-12 representatives, employers, associations, and government representatives with the opportunity to ask and respond to questions related to labour supply/demand and access to labour. supply/demand access to labour.

AGENDA

Time Topic Lead
9:00am Welcome and Introduction Marcus Ewert-Johns, Vice President, British Columbia at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap & Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan

9:10am BC Labour Market Overview & Employer Supports

Education and Skills Training

Canada/BC Job Grant

WorkBC

Labour Market Partnerships Program

Q & A

Scott MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Market and Information  Division, BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
9:30am BC Provincial Nominee Program

Q & A

Erin Seeley,  A/Executive Director, Economic Immigration Programs, Workforce Development Division, BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
9:50am Break 
10:00am Express Entry 

Q & A

Christopher Kerr, A/Director General, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
10:20am Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

Q & A

David McCluskey, Senior Analyst, Temporary        Foreign Worker Program Employment and Social Development Canada
10:40am Discussion on Next Steps & 

Additional Q&A

Scott MacDonald, Erin Seeley, Christopher Kerr & David McCluskey,

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2015 Manufacturing Month Sponsors

CME BC would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the 2015 Manufacturing Month.


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moneris_logo_engMoneris: Moneris processes more than 3 billion credit and debit card transactions a year, for over 350,000 merchant locations across North America. We have over 1,300 dedicated employees who understand transaction processing and know how to make it work for you. Moneris is leading the way with innovation. Moneris not only improves satisfaction and ease of transaction processing today, but it will also ensure a superior value proposition for the future.



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PrintBusiness In Vancouver: BIV, the local leading business publication, provides manufacturers and exporters essential local, regional and provincial business and industry news. With coverage of key areas like finance, the economy, technology, natural resources and real estate you’ll find BIV is an essential.

intertekIntertek: Intertek Canada provides testing, inspection, certification, auditing and technical training to clients. Intertek is a trusted provider of quality & safety services for many of the world’s leading brands. By leveraging Intertek’s independent, third-party, technical expertise customers can focus on their core business while improving quality, lowering product development costs & business risks, and accelerating R&D and time-to-market.

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BCPIA: For printers and print industry companies, BCPIA provides resources, a voice to government, education programs and networking opportunities that are specific and unique to the industry. BCPIA delivers valuable print industry-specific solutions that are only accessible through membership and through its affiliations with Printing Industries of America (PIA), the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), and other industry associations.



Marketing Partners

SBOT-logoSurrey Board of Trade: CME-BC is proud to announce its partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade which will provide mutual support to programs and initiatives. Through this agreement, CME members will receive discounts on Surrey Board of Trade membership and event registration. Visit www.businessinsurrey.com to see the wide selection of events, programs and initiatives you can participate in with member rates.

BBOTlogo_no_tag_colour-RGBBurnaby Board of Trade: The Burnaby Board of Trade is Burnaby’s pre-eminent member-based business association.The BBOT brings businesses together to develop strong networks, to represent the interests of the business community to local government, and to foster economic development. We also provide a range of services and benefits to our members such as specialized or exclusive events and workshops, and discounted rates on common business expenses.

Chilliwack-Economic-PartnerChilliwack Economic Development: When people talk about “Beautiful British Columbia,” they might as well be talking about Chilliwack, BC. As part of the Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland Economic Region, Chilliwack enjoys some of the same benefits as Vancouver: Canada’s low cost dollar, proximity to major markets (the Pacific Rim), and easy access to the United States. Even with all these benefits, Chilliwack has more to offer with a lower cost of living and comptetitive labour, energy, land and housing costs.

richmond-logoCity of Richmond: Economic development ranks among the top City priorities in Richmond’s Strategic Planning. Richmond’s future growth and economic prosperity are ensured by the fact that the City is  ideally positioned geographically as a “gateway” to economic opportunities in BC. Superior land, sea and air connections and a prime West Coast location give a competitive edge to business in the City of Richmond, British Columbia. In addition to these advantages, Richmond is a great place to live, work and do business.

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Delta Chamber: Since 1910, our organization has been the voice of business in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Our Vision … “strengthening commerce and industry because Delta matters” Our Commitment … “to our members and to our communities” If your business is in Delta, you need to be a member of the Delta Chamber of Commerce. If you are a Chamber member, drop in and tell us about your business and your plans so we can help you connect with new customers, suppliers, opportunities and each of our communities.

logo_coedc Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission: As the region, country and globe continues to grapple with economic challenges, the question is raised as to what we can do at the local level from an economic development perspective.  What can we do to assist the existing and growing business base with enhancement related activities and programs which address needs and challenges, attract new investment in the form of human and business capital into an expensive marketplace, and thirdly what larger policy and infrastructure issues must be addressed to allow the region to meet its economic potential. This in essence is what economic development is and where the Commission focuses its efforts on a regional level


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Richmond Plant Tour – REGISTRATION CLOSED

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On Tuesday, October 20th 2015,  join CME and The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in Richmond. If you are a job seeker or interested in learning more about our industry, hop on the Manufacturing Month tour bus and join your local politicians and media to tour to explore diverse and innovative manufacturing plants in your community.

Manufacturing is an exciting and diverse sector, with high demand for skilled labour in areas such as engineering, design, machining, and composites. From packaging solutions, to food processing, to sheet metal and manufacturing, this tour is a dynamic exploration of four world-renowned companies located in our own backyard.  Start your pathway to a high-wage career!

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The companies listed below have opened their doors for visitors to tour their facilities and learn about modern manufacturing:



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Layfield Flexible Packaging:  Layfield Flexible Packaging seeks to deliver the ultimate packaging solution for our customer’s application through strict quality-controlled core activities including; prepress and graphics, film manufacturing, printing, lamination, converting films into bags, and supplying filling and packaging equipment. With over 35 years of experience manufacturing high quality polymer products, we are confident that we can exceed your expectations. As a customer you have access to value-added services such as packaging consultation, film structure development, inventory and supply chain management, expedited shipping, warehouse stocking programs and more.



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Ideon Packaging: Ideon’s growth over the past 10 years has been rapid.  From its humble beginnings on Annacis Island to a custom facility in Richmond, Ideon has grown to 85,000 sq. ft. spanning over 2 buildings.  And with our latest addition of a 3 colour rotary die cutter, Ideon’s advancement continues. All of Ideon’s amazing machinery is really nothing without Ideon’s most important asset: its People.  Ideon was founded on an open culture where people are allowed to make decisions in an effort to always WOW the customer.  Our growth hasn’t changed our values; we understand that all team members add value and are the core to our success.




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Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityEstablished by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 200 programs. KPU Tech in partnership with the Alliance of Manufacturers and Exporters Canada (CME) offers hands on-learning activities, degree programs and other applied credentials to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Kwantlen students have a unique opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor’s degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.


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Hansen Industries: Since 1975, Hansen Industries has earned a reputation for quality work in both precision sheet metal and machining. We were one of the first job shops in BC to adopt ISO 9001 quality standards and we are one of the most horizontally integrated metal shops in British Columbia. Typically we will handle all the fabricating, machining, finishing, plating, painting, silk screening, assembly and quality control for our customers resulting in quicker delivery and lower costs. Engineering of custom work is done on CAD/CAM for accuracy and efficiency.



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GEA Group: They are one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2014, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of approximately EUR 4.5 billion, more than 70 percent of which came from the food sector, which is a long-term growth industry.


Space is limited! Lunch & Learn tour provided! Register now to reserve your seat! 

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Vancouver Plant Tour

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To be addded to wait list, please send an email to glenda.beaulieu@cme-mec.ca

On Monday, October 26th 2015,  join CME and The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in Vancouver. From fuel cell technology manufacturing, to post press services, to 3D printing , modelling & scanning, this tour is a dynamic exploration of three world-renowned companies located in our own backyard. Start your pathway to a high-wage career!

Manufacturing is an exciting and diverse field, with high demand for technicians in areas such as engineering, design, machining, and composites.

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The companies listed below have opened their doors for visitors to tour their facilities and learn about modern manufacturing:


dPoint technologies

dPoint: dPoint Technologies began its journey into the world of heat and humidity exchangers licensing the patents, designs and manufacturing equipment for low cost membrane humidifier technology from leading fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems. The dPoint technology is industry leading, field tested membrane for high heat and water vapor recover. They have state-of-the-art ERV exchanger design, automated production equipment for exchanger manufacturing and a team of engineers and innovators to continue bringing to market leading edge energy recovery technology. Learn More



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Corbel 3D: Located in Vancouver, British Columbia – Corbel 3D is Canada’s premier resource for integrated 3D technology solutions. We offer 3D Printing, 3D Modeling and 3D Scanning services for architects, engineers, developers, filmmakers, visual fx producers, game industries and hobbyists across the country. We also custom built 3D scanning rigs worldwide. We are committed to providing the newest 3D technologies for all 3D applications in order to help our clients design more quickly and effectively. Learn More



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Pacific Bindery: is a finishing and bindery services company that has built a strong reputation as a post-press services organization known for excellent quality, efficient services and quick delivery. Originally a pen ruling business, the company was founded in 1971 by Harvey and Erna Heinz. The Heinz’s sons, Randy and Gerry, joined the business in the late 70’s and it continued to grow into a full service finishing and bindery operation. Now one of the largest binderies in the Pacific North West, Pacific Bindery employs 50 staff, many of whom are long term employees and all of whom are well trained and experienced in the bindery trade. Learn More


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Langara College: In 1970, they opened their 49th Avenue campus and invited the community to make them their first choice for accessible, quality education. Four decades later, Langara College is recognized as a leading undergraduate institution with a reputation for providing exceptional learning opportunities. Through the collective contributions of our outstanding faculty and staff, our programs and services continue to grow and innovate to meet the changing needs of our community. Looking ahead, they anticipate ongoing success as more people make Langara their college of choice. They will continue to be an educational leader, setting the standard for higher learning, and supporting their broadening communities for years to come. Learn More


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Delta Plant Tour – FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

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On October 16th 2015,  join CME and The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in Delta. From injection molding, to material handling solutions, to health and safety equipment, this tour is a dynamic exploration of three world-renowned companies located in our own backyard. Start your pathway to a high-wage career! Manufacturing is an exciting and diverse field, with high demand for technicians in areas such as engineering, design, machining, and composites.

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The companies listed below have opened their doors for visitors to tour their facilities and learn about modern manufacturing:


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Plascon Plastics: Our mission is to work for the success of our clients by providing innovative solutions and designs in plastic products. We will continue to grow and prosper by expanding our product line and creating ‘barriers of entry’ on products and services. Plascon Plastics is a privately owned company that produces quality plastic products for diverse markets. We use the injection molding process as the predominant method for producing plastic parts and we work with our clients to deliver unique solutions for their specific needs. Our mission is to work for the success of our clients by providing innovative solutions and designs in plastic products. We will continue to grow and prosper by expanding our product line and creating “barriers of entry” on products and services. We will strive to exceed expectations and maximize profit margins for our clients.


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Sonic Enclosures:  Sonic Enclosures has a total of 15,000 square feet of production area, 24,000 square feet of secured electrical integration yard space, 60,000 square feet of Staging area and over 90 feet of waterfront access on the Fraser River meters from our shops to facilitate barge loading. We have 40,000 lbs of overhead crane lifting capacity, 80,000 lbs of mobile lifting rigs and over 100,000lbs of fork-lift capacity. We’re proud of our capabilities and look forward to putting them to use for your next project, whether you need a 5 x 10 enclosure to house a pump or you need a 50 x 180 foot electrical room, Sonic has the capabilities to help your projects succeed.


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First Aid & Survival Technologies Ltd. In the early 1990’s, after the Loma Prieta earthquake, F.A.S.T. began to manufacture and assemble emergency preparedness kits for the British Columbia market. As F.A.S.T. grew, the company moved into larger and larger manufacturing facilities. By 2003, F.A.S.T.’s industry expertise and leading edge product development necessitated the move to our present manufacturing and assembling facility on River Road in Delta, British Columbia. F.A.S.T. is 100% Canadian, owned by the Miller Family. Products and services include custom sewn safety and rescue products, first aid kits as well as emergency management products and services. F.A.S.T. takes great pride in our products being 100% Canadian-made, with certifications and approvals from CSA, Transport Canada, Health Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard.


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Burnaby Plant Tour – REGISTRATION CLOSED

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On October 14th 2015,  join CME and The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in Burnaby. If you are a job seeker or interested in learning more about our industry, hop on the Manufacturing Month tour bus and join your local politicians and media to tour to explore diverse and innovative manufacturing plants in your community.

Manufacturing is an exciting and diverse sector, with high demand for skilled labour in areas such as engineering, design, machining, and composites. From grinding equipment, to industrial robotics, to custom mobile shelters, this tour is a dynamic exploration of three world-renowned companies located in our own backyard. Start your pathway to a high-wage career!

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The companies listed below have opened their doors for visitors to tour their facilities and learn about modern manufacturing:



williams-and-white-logoThe Williams & White Group of Companies owns and operates individual businesses which serve a diverse customer base with unique services and product offerings suited to their respective clients. Group members include:

Williams & White Equipment manufactures specialized grinding equipment used in the cutting tool and machining industry.

Williams & White Manufacturing offers machining services and is equipped with some of the largest capacities in Western Canada.

Remtech Systems focuses on industrial robotics and other automated solutions, is specialized in the development of mechatronic solutions for custom project applications.  For production facilities requiring material handling systems to custom machinery for specialized processes, our engineering team will work with you to develop a cost effective efficient solution.



BCIT: You enjoy working with your hands. The end result of your efforts not only motivates you, it makes you proud. From gasfitting to sheet metal and power engineering to electrical, BCIT’s Trades, Apprenticeship, and Technician programs will equip you with the current, specialized knowledge you need for a career in trades. Working in this dynamic industry, you will help build and operate today’s cities and infrastructure. Learn More


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Weatherhaven: As a leading innovator and custom solutions provider in the mobile shelter systems field, we’ve covered a lot of ground since opening our doors in 1981. Our team has achieved many milestones, successes, and technical advances over the years. We’ve grown significantly, domestically and internationally, since our inception, and we continue to strive towards meeting the mobile shelter needs of customers everywhere on Earth. Learn More


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Hemlock Printers: Hemlock Printers Ltd. has been proudly operating in Burnaby, British Columbia for over forty years. Hemlock has grown from a one-man shop in 1968 to one of the largest commercial printers in the Pacific Northwest with a state-of-the-art 79,000 square foot facility employing over 170 craftspeople. Privately owned by the Kouwenhoven family, Hemlock also has  sales offices in Victoria, BC, Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA.


Space is limited! Lunch & Learn Tour provided! Register now to reserve your spot! 

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