Manufacturing & Transport

Aug 7, 2018
Vote for Vancouver's best new bike rack design
By the Editors

The City of Vancouver is looking for new bike racks that: • Are fun, functional and hold two bikes• Can be fabricated and installed cost-effectively• Reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way A judging panel has reduced 450 submissions to six designs—and members of the public can check out prototypes and vote...

Aug 7, 2018
Bright Ideas: One B.C. family is painting the province neon
Felicity Stone

Troy Hibbs arrives at his office looking none the worse for wear despite being up during the night with his two-year-old daughter, Lillya, who has stomach flu. But then, family figures prominently in his business, TDH (Troy David Hibbs) Experiential...

Jul 16, 2018
A Clever Diversion Is Taking Place

BCBusiness + Tymac Launch Service Ltd. It’s not surprising that since cruise ships are like small towns travelling through some of the world’s most beautiful ecosystems, they have been singled out for environmental scrutiny. In response, companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises...

May 29, 2018
5 B.C. brands that are making the case for sustainable fashion
Jessica Natale Woollard

When Vancouverite Sarah Stewart learned that the average American tosses away more than 30 kilograms of attire and textiles each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, she rolled up her sleeves and started researching the sustainability practices of various...

Apr 24, 2018
Lunch with Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong
Lucy Hyslop

From using a photo of Winston Churchill on his own LinkedIn profile to often referring to him during lunch, Peter Armstrong has a passion for the formidable British leader. But Armstrong’s admiration is less focused on Churchill’s Second World War prowess...

Apr 18, 2018
Hungerford Properties acquires two massive sites in South Vancouver
By the Editors

Vancouver-based construction company Hungerford Properties has acquired two large industrial sites in South Vancouver totalling 15.5 acres. Both properties are near the Canada Line’s Marine Drive station and the accompanying Marine Gateway development, which has spurred many apartment complexes in the area. The first, a 12.5-acre site at 86 Southeast Marine Drive, is one...

Apr 18, 2018
Numerology: The B.C. industry constructed around late payments
Melissa Edwards

As April brings the province’s first annual Construction Month, independent contractors are struggling under the weight of insurance and loan interest while they wait for clients to pony up, says BCCA president Chris Atchison. “Smaller contractors are refusing to work...

Apr 16, 2018
Arc'teryx uses its location to its advantage
Ryan Stuart

Arc’teryx Equipment’s massive new factory may be lean and designed for efficiency, but nothing rushes through the place. Take the Alpha SV: workers spend 192 minutes and almost 200 steps turning a bucket of parts into the popular alpine jacket.The Alpha...

Mar 26, 2018
Gear Shift: RC Products barks up a new tree
Felicity Stone

RC Products Ltd., which makes pet gear in a South Vancouver warehouse, doesn’t have a doorbell or buzzer, but arrivals don’t go unnoticed. Knock once, and a chorus of barking dogs announces your presence. There are usually about 10 pooches...

Mar 15, 2018
Watercooler: What's in a car name?
Steve Burgess

What’s a Camry? Is there an English translation of Acura? Is Qashqai a New Delhi game show? How many calories are there in Previa? Should I be concerned if my doctor says I have a severe abdominal Lexus? Car brands are...

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