Manufacturing & Transport
When liquid nitrogen manufacturer Ferus Inc. decided to build a multi-million dollar production plant in Dawson Creek, Power Smart lent a helping hand. Ferus Inc.’s new production plant in Dawson Creek is yet more evidence that partnerships with Power Smart result in tangible mutual benefits.
Brenco Metal Processing & Fabricating has achieved considerable energy savings via simple initiatives undertaken as part of the Power Smart Partners Industrial Program. Chris Moore, operations manager for Brenco Industries, says becoming a Power Smart Industrial Partner in 2010 was "In line with our strategic plan." This is partly because Brenco already operated a program (Waste-O-Saurus) that recognizes customers who achieve waste reduction.
Entering the shop floor of the Viking Air Ltd. parts factory, the first thing you notice is people, lots of them. The 350 employees in this hangar nestled in the Saanich Peninsula hills behind the Victoria airport are making brand...
“We live in a platform world,” an enthusiastic Jason Foster of Replenish, told me at the recent Sustainable Brands Conference in Monterey. “Bulk, weight, and mass are the new parameters for innovation.” If this all sounds a bit confusing, let me...
Fifty years after its creation, has BC Ferries lost its way? In keeping with its mission to get people onboard, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has a come-hither slogan: “Experience the difference.” There’s no doubt the organization popularly known as BC Ferries isn’t what it used to be, but whether or not that’s a good thing is up for debate.
Congratulations to Modo the Car Co-op, #15 in 2011's Most Innovative Companies in B.C. Giving away your core product to competitors isn’t a typical business strategy, but when you’re out to change the world, your number one priority has got to be expanding the market.
Charting the world's construction projects with the biggest scope and the price tags to match. From the great pyramids of Egypt to the temples of the Aztecs to the detoxification of Charlie Sheen, man has never shied away from undertaking huge, near-impossible projects. In the still-young 21st century, this means taller, longer, and with more shopping.
Thanks to the strong Canadian loonie, importing cars to Canada from the U.S. has once again become a very good idea. The Canadian dollar is regularly worth more than the U.S. greenback, there is a friendly free-trade deal between the two countries and the price-savings can be in the order of 20 or 30 per cent.
Considering all the obstacles, it’s a wonder anything gets built at all in B.C. There are strict new regulations, a furious debate over public-private partnerships (P3s), clashing regional politics, good old-fashioned NIMBYism and – of course – the question of...