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Manufacturing Month 2018: Youth Plant Tours - Participating Companies 

CME is excited to provide youth, faculty and government representatives with the opportunity to explore and see ''hands on'' manufacturing at leading edge companies. This year we have 16 plants opening their doors to showcase the diversity of our industry.

Thank you to our Plant Tour Hosts!

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is an ISO 9001-2015 registered Canadian company with over 40 years’ experience in the Design, Manufacture and Deployment of remote environmental monitoring systems worldwide. AXYS applies its extensive knowledge and experience to marine, freshwater, offshore wind resource assessment, and land-based monitoring systems that measure aquatic, oceanic and atmospheric parameters. AXYS systems and turnkey solutions utilize cost-effective technology proven to be reliable and durable in a wide range of applications, including harsh and remote marine environments.

Click here for more information about AXYS Technologies Inc.


BI Pure Water has grown, as has the world demand for pure water since Scott Foster started the company in 1995. In the early years, Scott was interested in methods to treat water without chemicals. Practicalities and the widespread benefits of chlorine prevailed, however. Even today we prefer to use mechanical water filtration or efficient chlorination with UV as much as possible.

Located close to the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, BI Pure Water designs, manufactures, and tests waste and water treatment systems before shipping complete package plants near and far; from BC and Alberta to the Arctic, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Saudia Arabia, and Alaska.

Click here for more information about BI Pure Water

B&F Manufacturing Ltd was established in 1984 building aqueous parts washers.


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Crown West Enterprises was established in 1993 with a primary focus of serving the transportation industry.  Since the company’s inception, we have expanded both in plant capacity and capabilities as well as broadening our customer base to include mining, oil & gas, agriculture, forestry and other industries.

Crown West's optimized production floor covers approximately a combined total of 47,000 sq. ft. currently operating at 2 shifts with capacity for a 3rd.  Our qualified staff is experienced with carbon steel, QT material, stainless steel, and aluminum.

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Ebco Industries is a custom-manufacturing company based in Richmond, British Columbia. Ebco was founded by Helmut and Hugo Eppich[1] in 1956 as a small Tool and Die shop, and it has subsequently expanded into a 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for domestic and international markets providing: heavy machining, heavy fabrication, light precision machining & fabrication, precision sheet metal, repair & refurbishing, assembly & testing, ...

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Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. is a Canadian Electric vehicle manufacturer established in 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia and unveiled the new 2017 SOLO, its first designed product, in late 2016.

Car components are provided from India and China. Assembly is performed in British Columbia in New Westminster and North Saanich. SOLO Stores are located in Downtown Vancouver and Richmond, B.C. Canada, with plans for expansion across major cities in the USA and around the world.

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Garibaldi Glass is a privately owned, architectural glass fabrication facility serving local and international markets. Since 1966, Garibaldi Glass has grown to become the premier source of innovative glass solutions, currently employing over 200 employees working in our 160,000 square foot facility in Burnaby, BC. As we look towards our next 50 years, we are eager to continue our journey to excellence through the continuous improvement of our products and processes to become the leading custom glass fabricator on the West Coast.

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Since 1992, Greenlight has supplied battery test systems, fuel cell testing solutions and energy storage test rigs to the world's leading OEMs and research organizations. We provide the tools and equipment required to accurately test and manufacture products for alternative energy applications, including: Automated manufacturing equipment, Fuel cell test stations (PEM and SOFC), Battery test stations, including re-dox flow batteries, Electrolyser test equipment, Hybrid electric vehicle test systems.

Click here for more information about Greenlight Innovation

Hansen Industries provides sheet metal and machined components to other manufacturing companies. It has 82 employees in 50,000 square feet with over 25 pieces of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment. Many of our customers are high technology companies that make electronics. Hansen is a Jobbing Shop that takes a customer drawing and turns it into a part that they incorporate into their final product. 

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Kekuli Bay Cabinetry provides professional services for designing your brand new kitchen, bathroom, office, or anywhere you need high-quality cabinetry. Whether you are looking for a unique, modern look or a more traditionally designed, quality piece to complement your existing decor, we have the team to help bring your vision to life!

We have locations in Kelowna, Vernon & Regina’s where we are the go-to manufacturer for quality custom cabinetry. Our state-of-the-art factory is located in Vernon, BC and has been specializing in cabinetry for over seven years. For any room in your home, Kekuli Bay Cabinetry provides quality, handcrafted cabinets and design solutions to help bring your dream home to life.

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KingFisher is the fastest growing designer, builder and marketer of welded heavy-gauge sportfishing boats in North America. We build and distribute 35 models in 5 series: Offshore, Coastal, Sport, Multi-Species and River Jet through an extensive global dealer network from California to Alaska to Eastern Europe. All KingFisher welded sportfishing boats are built at the Center of Excellence in Vernon, the most advanced aluminum boat building facility in North America.

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Purdys is a Canadian chocolatier with a rich history. Our founder, Richard Carmon Purdy, started selling homemade chocolates in downtown Vancouver, Canada in 1907. After 100+ years of crafting fine chocolates, you get to know a thing or two about doing it right. At Purdys, everyone—from our chocolatiers to our in-shop chocolate connoisseurs—is always inspired to take you away from the ordinary. We source premium-quality ingredients from around the world, and choose local options whenever possible. We never compromise on quality, and you bet you can taste it. Everything we make at Purdys is crafted with only 100% sustainable cocoa. We pay a premium for cocoa to ensure our farmer partners and co-ops are supported by programs that improve their profit and the livelihoods of their families. It's really quite simple, it's a choice we've made because it's the right choice to make.

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REIDCO Metal Industries Ltd. is a diversified, custom manufacturing company engaged in the fabrication of precision steel, stainless steel and aluminum products. Since incorporation in 1981, REIDCO has developed a highly skilled management and production team that has given the company a distinct reputation for consistently exceeding expectations for product quality, service and customer relations. REIDCO’s 65,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility, is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, B.C., giving us efficient access to customers in Alberta, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Some of our larger customers are as far east as Ontario and Michigan State. 

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STEMCELL specializes in developing cell culture media, cell separation systems, instruments and other reagents for use in life sciences research across the basic to translational research continuum. Our products are designed and developed by highly trained, world class scientists to streamline research protocols, reduce experimental variability, and increase the accuracy of results. We develop our product lines to support entire experimental workflows, from cell isolation through characterization, expansion, differentiation, maintenance and storage, and are always looking for ways to further support our customers through training, knowledge and new products. STEMCELL’s Research and Development team often collaborates with academic partners to develop, produce and distribute products specific to a given research field.

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Stinger Welding Ltd. is a well established, diverse and growing company which has been serving the needs of commercial and industrial businesses in Northern British Columbia, all the way to Alaska since 1978. We offer a wide range of services; from welding, fabricating, bridge fabricating and repair to high pressure piping, heavy equipment repair and on-site mobile welding. We excel in our field of industry because we are driven to keep our employees safe, deliver quality work - on time, the first time and provide amazing customer service.

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Viking is the Canadian-based, global leader in utility aircraft services and manufacturer of the world-renowned Series 400 Twin Otter. Viking is the Original Type Certificate holder for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) and the Canadair Aerial Firefighter fleet (CL-215, CL-215T, and CL 415).

Viking provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing and product support for these global fleets and continues the proud legacy of producing and supporting these exceptional Canadian aircraft.

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VMAC Global Technology Inc. designs and manufactures the most compact and powerful mobile air compressors and multi-power systems available. VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) is one of the only true air compressor manufacturers in North America, engineering and manufacturing air compressors and multi-power systems in British Columbia, Canada.

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With our full-service manufacturing facilities and highly qualified staff, we are one of the few companies ready to start with an idea and the ability to bring it to life. Whether you come in with a specific piece in mind, or simply want to find out some way to make your production faster, we're happy to be your one-stop solution shop. We deal in making your machinery work, whether that's regular maintenance in replacing consumables, offering quality products from a variety of OEMs, or custom machining a part or entire piece of machinery to make sure your business can focus on growing.

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