track record: notable B.C. companies by stock performance

GOOD RUN Westport Innovations Inc. WPT: TSX + 27% (January-June) Has Westport Innovations’ ship finally come in? Investors think so. The maker of components for natural-gas engines has always had a great story to tell, thanks to a partnership with engine-maker Cummins Inc., but it hasn’t broken into the black since going public, in 1999. Westport’s June 28 announcement that it bought BAF Technologies Inc., a supplier to Ford Motor Co., bodes well for expanding from truck engines to passenger vehicles.