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Manufacturing & Transport

Jul 24, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Iskwew Air breaks both literal and figurative borders
Matt O'Grady

Growing up in northern B.C., Teara Fraser had a rather limited horizon. The family bounced from town to town, and her single mother from job to job (her Métis father died when she was three). Fraser left Quesnel for Vancouver...

Jul 19, 2019
On Trend: Driving change in car services
Juan Rivera

Luxury carmaker Genesis Motors, a division of Hyundai Motor Group, is setting itself apart from competitors. Through the Genesis at Home service, prospective buyers can go online, pick out a car and request a test drive. Operating in the Lower...

Jul 2, 2019
Delivering Results

BCBusiness + Old Dominion Freight Line It’s no secret to retail and other suppliers that customs regulations for trans-border shipments have become increasingly complex over the years. In addition, the growing volume of shipments between Canada and the U.S. adds even more complexity to trans-border crossings. But companies that rely on on-time delivery...

Jun 21, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: All pipeline edition
Nathan Caddell

Welcome back to another edition of the BCBusiness Report Card. And what an edition it promises to be. There was a lot of news that happened this week. And we wanted to cover whatever is going on in your world...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Finning International
Nick Rockel

It sounds old-fashioned, but Finning International got to be the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar equipment by building relationships. The company kicked off its global expansion in the 1990s, after moving into Alberta to supply the oil and gas industry. In Chile, president and CEO Scott Thomson notes, Vancouver-based Finning...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: West Fraser Timber Co.
Nathan Caddell

Despite having spent a good chunk of his career with Vancouver-based West Fraser Timber Co., Ted Seraphim calls himself a “short-termer.” That’s because after six years in the CEO chair, he’ll be retiring this summer. The man Seraphim succeeded—Henry (Hank) Ketcham, the son of Pete Ketcham, who started the company...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100: This Prince George forestry-services company is making its mark
Nathan Caddell

BID Group made its Top 100 debut last year, at No. 87. The company has proven that wasn’t a fluke. This time around, BID—a turnkey supplier to the wood-processing industry—moves all the way up to 70th. Its 75-percent revenue jump, to $700 million, is the fourth-highest such gain on our...

Jun 4, 2019
Viking Air's newly acquired Dash-8 is ready for takeoff
Matt O'Grady

When Dave Curtis calls in early February, it’s the seventh time our interview has been rescheduled over the course of three months. The CEO of Viking Air has been a very busy man—and, if truth be told, a bit worried about talking to the media in the wake of his...

May 31, 2019
The Future of Work: Commuting without cars
Ryan Stuart

What if Elon Musk, Uber and Boeing are wrong? All three predict that the future of commuting revolves around a personal vehicle: Musk dreams of underground tubes bypassing gridlock, autonomous cars are Uber’s focus, and Boeing sees air taxis flying over street traffic. “Those ideas assume we just want more of...

May 7, 2019
Location, location, location: 3 things Canadians look for when buying a house
Juan Rivera

“Close to transit” might just be the best three words a family can hear when searching for a house. Real estate powerhouse Sotheby’s International Canada and market research firm Mustel Group released the results to its Family Home Ownership Trends Report: Neighbourhoods “in Transit,” which sought to investigate location factors that...

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