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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


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


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! 


  • Videos & Photography is prohibited
  • Closed-toed shoes & long pants must be worn at all times.

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