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On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 join CME, The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in beautiful Kelowna. This tour is a dynamic exploration of world-renowned companies located right in the heart of Canada’s lush Okanagan Valley.

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


Northside Industries:  The Business Excellence Awards have been celebrating outstanding success in Kelowna since 1987. Nominated as a finalist in the 2013 Business Excellence Awards for outstanding success in Kelowna, Northside Industries is committed to the highest level of service. They feel that if they aren’t striving every moment to exceed your expectations, then they aren’t doing their job. They offer only the highest quality workmanship and materials possible – and deliver it quickly. Whether you require a fuel tank in 24 hoursclass 8 truck parts, or one of our specialty services – they get the job done. For over 40 years, Northside has been serving a diverse number of industries, both locally and throughout Western Canada. Whether you’re looking for a single tank order, a fleet order, or for one of their many other quality services – you can count on Northside Industries. Their  pride is their guarantee.


Freeport Industries: They design and build customized modular structures for residential, commercial and industrial clients in BC, Alberta and Yukon. Since 1997, they have been the exclusive builders for Retire West Communities, Western Canada’s largest privately held developer of land-leased modular home communities. They have brought the commitment to customer service, attention to detail and customized solutions required for success in the residential market to commercial and industrial projects. They offer complete turnkey solutions – from concept to installation – working with their client’s throughout the process, with services that include site planning, community design, customized design and on-site assembly. Their wide range of modular structures – from homes and administrative buildings to schools, workcamps, kitchen facilities and more – are energy-efficient, durable and precision-built to the highest standards.


Okanagan College: For more than 50 years, students have attended Okanagan College for Trades and Apprenticeship training.  We offer Foundation programs and Apprenticeship programs in over 20 trades.  Our programs are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.  Apprenticeship programs lead to “Red Seal” National Endorsement.  We offer General Interest programs, Trades Upgrading, Gateway to Trades and Women in Trades Programs. Okanagan College trades programs offer small class sizes, highly skilled instructors, and industry style shops and training aids.  Programs are available in campuses located in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Salmon Arm.

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

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