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On October 9th 2015,  join CME and The Alliance for Manufacturing in BC as they tour some of the exciting manufacturing facilities in Surrey. 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 printing presses, to wind turbines, to packaged authentic Indian cuisine, 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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Columbia Plastics: Columbia Plastics is a privately-held custom injection molding company that has been in business since 1945. Over the years, through our focused continuous improvement initiative, we have kept abreast of the technological advancements in the industry. Today, Columbia Plastics is recognized not only for the variety of services that we offer our customers (from design review, mold design and build, value-added operations, to final product packaging, etc.), but also for being the first Clean Room (ISO Class 7 (10,000)) molder in Western Canada, serving the Pacific Northwest community and Western Canada.  Our customers come from a wide range of industries including medical/dental devices manufacturing, electronics, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and mining, to name a few.


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Endurance Wind Power: Founded in 2007, Endurance has rapidly become the global leader in distributed wind. The founders saw a growing market in distributed wind applications for small and medium wind turbines and by designing and developing the right product, at the right time, in the right place the legacy of Endurance began. Endurance Wind Power is a Canadian headquartered small wind turbine manufacturer with facilities in Canada, UK, Italy, Denmark and the United States. Today, the Endurance wind turbine fleet boasts over 600 locations worldwide.  It is the constant refinement and technological advances from our world class engineering team that makes Endurance a globally recognized brand that continuously delivers superior results, reliability and aesthetics. We are proud to be a Canadian company growing a global renewables business and to be recognized as a leader in Canadian Clean Technology.


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Vij’s At Home:  Vikram Vij and his wife, Meeru, opened Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, BC with the premise that there is no such thing as a typical Indian curry. They combine Indian spices and cooking techniques with local meats and produce to come up with creative, original recipes. They love everything about food—real food that is cooked by hand, with real ingredients. In the spring of 2011, Vij’s proudly moved to a new production headquarters in Surrey, BC. The same Indian hands make the curries in Surrey, but with a larger cooking space, bigger pots and a few machines to help with the packaging process.  Learn More


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Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Established 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. Learn More


Space is limited! Lunch & Learn Tour provided. Register now to reserve your seat! red-register-button-CME_web

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

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