A Loss to Our Industry
We are saddened to learn about the passing of Kevin Heffner, the proprietor of DGM Laminating in Delta. Mr. Heffner was one of the ill-fated souls that perished in the Duffey Lake Road mud slides. Kevin's relatives and friends remember him as a loving husband, father, and musician. The 61-year-old, a Lower Mainland resident, was […]
Call to Action: Canadian Manufacturers needed to combat COVID-19
If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. If you can say yes to the following, we want to hear from you. You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain. You have equipment […]
Urgent notice to BC Apparel and Gear Companies
The BC Apparel and Gear Association was approached by Vancouver Coastal Health to get ahead of the increased demand for gowns for health care workers. This is a great opportunity for us to come together as a local BC industry and provide our community a valuable service. The BC Apparel and Gear Association is working […]
Sidney manufacturer proves big things afoot on the Island
A massive coal stacker-reclaimer destined for North Vancouver is taking shape in a cavernous, non-descript hangar tucked into the industrial park east of Victoria International Airport.
Business in Vancouver
Outlook 2018: Manufacturers flexing more market muscle
B.C. manufacturing had another strong year in 2017, adding 14,000 new jobs since December 2016. Overall, the wide-ranging sector, which is the province’s second-largest employer behind construction, has increased job growth 13% since 2014. Marcus Ewert-Johns, president for the BC Alliance for Manufacturing, said the sector flies under the radar because of its diversity, which can include everything from aerospace technology and clothing apparel to plastics and petroleum.