Manufacturing & Transport

Nov 9, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
By BCBusiness

Unprecedented times goes without saying. (Also, we never want to hear the word "pivot" again.) Despite the challenges of 2021, B.C. has no shortage of companies that are growing and growing—here are the Top 100 largest businesses in the province...

Nov 4, 2021
5 Questions: TransLink’s new CEO Kevin Quinn has optimism among the challenges
Nathan Caddell

1. You took over as head of TransLink in July after coming over from Maryland Transit. How has the adjustment been? It’s been a really smooth adjustment, honestly. TransLink is a great organization, and the transit system here is very robust.

Oct 21, 2021
The Future of Mobility: These innovative B.C. companies are showing the world better, greener ways to get around
By the Editors

Mobility is looking different these days. Everywhere you turn, it seems, there’s a new mode of transport whizzing past you, whether it’s an electric car on the street or an e-scooter on the sidewalk. But where are things headed? “It’s an...

Oct 4, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: Pioneering B.C. naval architecture firm floats greener tugboats
Matt O'Grady

As the Canadian economy sprang back to life in 2021, attention turned to what’s been happening off our coasts. After all, roughly 25 percent of Canadian exports and imports, by value, are transported by some mode of marine vessel; around...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Ray Castelli built mobile shelter maker Weatherhaven into a big-tent operation
Nathan Caddell

Few elections have changed the fate of Canada like the federal contest of 1993, in which the ruling Progressive Conservative Party recouped only two seats across the entire country. The seeds of change planted then are still evident today, as...

Aug 4, 2021
Bucha Brew Kombucha’s Kara Sam is going hard with Arlo
Nathan Caddell

Let the hard kombucha races begin. Just days after Vancouver's Plenty became the first Canadian company to launch a hard kombucha in July, Arlo Hard Kombucha made its play, becoming available in select stores in Vancouver. As the ready-to-drink market in the country and...

Jul 26, 2021
Nonprofit KORE is angling to make the Kootenays a hub for outdoor gear designers and makers
Andrew Findlay

Mechanical engineer and outdoor gear designer Cam Shute quit an industry job and went freelance two winters ago, just as the coronavirus pandemic was poised to send the global economy into hibernation. After spending 18 years with Vancouver-based ski and...

Jul 19, 2021
A look inside Ecologyst's new sustainable manufacturing facility in Victoria
Alyssa Hirose

As unique and diverse as we claim our home to be, there’s a few brands that really dominate the casual fashion world—especially in the summer. For activewear, it’s Lululemon. Birkenstocks have the sandal category dominated. And when the sun goes...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Adam Lando pivoted from fashion failure to fabric printing success
Nick Rockel

Life Story: His latest business started with a failure of sorts, but Adam Lando is used to adversity. Lando, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, found high school and a brief stint at college difficult. “I did the best when...

Jul 9, 2021
30 under 30: There’s no containing Brent Nelson and Mike Ouellette
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Friends since they were kids in Surrey, Brent Nelson and Mike Ouellette had always planned to invest in real estate so they could become developers in their early 30s. But one Friday night over beers in 2018, they...

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