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.
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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.