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Manufacturing Month 2017: 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 over 35 plants opening their doors to showcase the diversity of our industry.

Thank you to our Plant Tour Hosts!


AEM is a leading designer and manufacturer of avionics, aircraft audio systems, intercoms, tactical FM radio systems, illuminated panels & display products, external PA systems, audio amplifiers, audio adapters and remote switch assemblies. 

Click here for more information about AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing) Corporation



Alliance Truss Ltd. (Abbotsford division) manufacturers engineered wood roof trusses. We have sales, design and manufacturing on this site. Alliance Truss uses state of the art equipment to help in the manufacturing of trusses. We ship 20-25 loads of trusses every day, supplying 40% of the trusses from Hope to Whistler.

Click here for more information about Alliance Truss Ltd.




Avcorp provides supply chain solutions to the world's leading aircraft manufacturers and supports airline operators and MROs with innovative repair services.  Over 750 skilled employees and 636,000 square feet of production space across 4 focused facilities.

Click here for more information about Avcorp




BCIT is one of British Columbia's largest post-secondary institutions with more than 48,000 students enrolled annually (16,600 full-time, 31,600 part-time). We offer practical career credentials designed for the workplace, including degrees, diplomas and certificates spanning Applied and Natural Sciences, Business and Media, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences and Trades.

Click here for more information about BCIT




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




As an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, Cascade Aerospace delivers a wide breadth of customer focused solutions for today’s increased budget constraints and increased demand on operational capability. The range of support on a diverse range of airframe platforms ensures our customers have access to a variety of scalable solutions to support their operational needs. At Cascade, our background supporting Military, Government and Commercial operators has provided us with the expertise necessary to support todays mixed fleets as they face today’s budget pressures.

Click here for more information about Cascade Aerospace



Columbia Plastics is a privately-held custom injection molding company that has been in business since 1945. Over the years, through our focus on continuous improvements initiatives, we have kept abreast of the technological advancements in the industry.

Click here for more information about Columbia Plastics


ECCO Heating Products Ltd. was incorporated in 1960 with the vision of becoming the best in sheet metal manufacturing as well as the distribution of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and related products.

Click here for more information about ECCO Heating Products Ltd.



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.

Click here for more information about Garibaldi Glass




GEA Refrigeration Canada, is dedicated to the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of Industrial Freezer and Chiller equipments. The company provides custom solutions to all major food processing companies around the world.

Click here for more information about GEA Refrigeration Canada




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.

Click here for more information about Hansen Industries




Humble Manufacturing produces precision-made custom sheet metal components, sub-assemblies and products for the industrial and commercial sectors. The company has added state of the art CNC machinery and moved to software based business systems. ERP software allows Humble to respond quickly to our customers' needs, track customer orders and maintain accurate schedules to insure on time delivery of orders. Our engineering team uses state of the art design tools, including Solidworks© reducing response time and engineering costs.

Click here for more information about Humble Manufacturing




Founded in 2001, Ideon Packaging manufactures custom corrugated shipping boxes, retail packaging, and digitally produced point-of-purchase (POP) displays.  Ideon is 100% BC owned, operating out of two facilities in South Richmond with a total of 90,000 square feet and just under 100 employees.  Business in Vancouver just recognized Ideon as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in BC.

Click here for more information about Ideon Packaging




Iotron Industries Canada Inc. is a Canadian company operating an Electron Beam service center in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. Our second facility, Iotron Industries USA Inc., is in Columbia City, Indiana. Electron Beam technology can modify the physical, chemical, molecular and biological properties of materials and products, improving their usefulness and enhancing their value.

Click here for more information about Iotron Industries Canada Inc.




iPlayCo designs, manufactures and installs Children's Soft-play centers worldwide. They manufacture custom designed children’s indoor and outdoor play structures from our plant in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Established in 1999 Iplayco has years of experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of play structures."

Click here
for more information about iPlayCo




Ironside is a fully equipped fabrication, design and industrial supplies shop with the resources to undertake small one of a kind projects or take on a mass production of units. At Ironside we manufacture everything from cooling headers, for industrial natural gas compressors, to customized shipping containers; in addition to constructing industrial metal buildings.
With our facility, machinery and experience we are committed to be your one stop shop for all of your building, designing and industrial supply needs.

Click here for more information about Ironside Design Manufacturing




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.

Click here for more information about KingFisher Boats 



Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia.
KPU offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale
Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets.

Click here for more information about KPU Cloverdale




Specializes in manufacturing aluminum truck and trailer accessories including cab guards, truck and trailer parts, side-kits, storage and step boxes as well as on and off road flat bed trailers, curtain side trailers and marine terminal trailers.

Click here for more information about Magnum Trailers




Menzies Metal Products was formed in 1978 by Sam Menzies. From Sam's garage, the company has grown to become a leader in producing products for the roofing, building and plumbing industries. Working closely with Building organizations, for the past 35 years Menzies has been designing effective and innovative products, improving and simplifying roofing products for ease of installation and economics. From Menzies state of the art fabrication shop in Surrey, BC, the Company supplies products in both Canada and the United States.

Click here for more information about Menzies Metal Products




For over 40 years, Merit Kitchens has been designing and manufacturing custom cabinets for the kitchen, bathroom, and throughout the home. Cabinetry of uncompromising quality and unequaled value – built to last generations and enhance life’s most memorable (and not so memorable) moments.
By placing the customer at the centre of everything we do, we help design spaces and create experiences that fully reflect the uniqueness of every client.

Click here for more information about Merit Kitchens




Murray Latta Progressive Machine is the official 2009 merger of two very established companies: Progressive Mill Supplies (est. 1954) and Murray-Latta Machine (est. 1918). Prior to the merge, both companies had been working together for over 50 years, with common ownership since 1988. Murray Latta Progressive Machine has since acquired the assets of Brunette Industries (est. 1920's) in 2013, resulting in the formation of a separate distribution company: Brunette Machinery Company.

Click here for more information about Murray Latta




Northwest Plastics has produced Rotational Molded Plastics for over 40 years. Parts are produced for a variety of industries and range in size from a shoe box to a small car. Our primary business is contract manufacturing to customers' needs. Recently we have begun developing our own products in niche areas that do not compete with our customers.

Click here for more information about NW Plastics Ltd.




Today, PH Molds operates in our 37,000 square foot facility with Renato’s son, Matjaz Paulic, as President and CEO.
Many of PH Molds’ committed employees have been with the company long enough to share in its ongoing growth and the changes that have occurred over the years.
PH Molds is proud to deliver high-quality service with technical expertise, prompt product completion and competitive prices to customers in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia and worldwide.

Click here for more information about PH Molds Limited




Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. is the longest-established wood pellet producer in Western Canada. We were founded in Quesnel more than 25 years ago, in the heart of central B.C.’s lumber country. Our pellet plants are all located within an abundance of high-quality, raw material. For the home market, we make a wide range of Pinnacle wood pellet products, such as softwood pellet fuel, animal bedding and natural sorbent, although much of our production is for the bulk domestic and overseas markets. 

Click here for more information about Pinnacle Pellet




PPI (Precision Pulley and Idler) is an employee owned company that was founded in 1977 with the goals of providing high-performance conveyor components and competitive pricing, both combined with unparalleled customer service.
These goals have not changed over the years, but in fact, have been enhanced.
Every PPI employee is involved in the process of putting the customer first.

Click here for more information about Precison Pully & Idler




The Rimex Metals Group has been producing surface finishes on stainless steel and other metals since 1959. With comprehensive manufacturing facilities in the UK, the U.S.A., Australia and South Africa; a stocking and distribution company in Germany, and exclusive distibutors in France and Spain and numerous other countries and continents, Rimex is capable of delivering to anywhere in the world an extensive selection of exciting and dynamic finishes on a range of metals. With such a large selection of surface finishes, RIMEX has established itself as the leader in the field of superior surface technology on metals.

Click here for more information about Rimex




Robar Industries currently operates four divisions:
Waterworks: Design and manufacture a wide variety of cast and fabricated fittings for municipal distribution of water and sewer.
Foundry: A full service casting and forging manufacturing division with extensive experience producing parts for the waterworks and piping industries, and also other parts and industries like; winches, rail switch, heavy truck parts, pumps, valves, clamps for railcars, petroleum and gas, shoes for boilers, and more.
ROLOG: Metal products for the logging and forestry industries.
Industrial / Mining: Cast and fabricated pipe fittings for distribution of oil, gas, water, etc.

Clicke here for more information Robar Industries Ltd.




SEAMOR Marine Ltd. is the manufacturer of subsea observation and inspection-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a range of modular accessories and related devices. Our facilities are situated on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast. Our company’s focus is on the design, manufacturing and distribution of SEAMOR ROV systems. SEAMOR Marine Ltd. and its global network of sales agents are at your disposal to answer questions, and provide top quality customer service. In addition to responsive technical services, we offer comprehensive and customizable client training, and service packages for the repair and maintenance of our products.

Click here for more information about Seamor




In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

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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.

Click here for more information about STEMCELL Technologies Inc.




There is no doubt that 3D printing is a game-changing technology. From aerospace parts to human organs, 3D printing advances vastly different industries alike.
Beyond specialized applications and niche markets where 3D printing is a natural fit, these questions continue to go unanswered for most of us. Here at Tinkerine, we believe 3D printing should be easily accessible to anyone willing to learn. It’s an incredibly powerful tool, and if used correctly, unlocks creativity otherwise not possible.

Click here for more information about Tinkerine U & Emily Carr




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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Williams and White has been in business for 60 years and operates 2 individual businesses. EQUIPMENT - designs and manufacture saw & knife maintenance equipment CONTRACT MANUFACTURING - offers machining, welding and mechanical assembly in the aerospace, oil&gas, mining, marine and construction industry. Quality Control is the most important part of a machining environment. Our QC team ensures that every part is to tolerance and on schedule.

Click here for more information about Williams and White Machine Inc.


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