Manufacturing & Transport

Apr 16, 2020
B.C. food industry workers are heroes—but will it be for more than one day?
Nick Rockel

“I don’t think most people in the food industry know how big the food industry is,” quips James Donaldson, CEO of BC Food & Beverage. In B.C., Donaldson says, it’s a $10-billion business—and that’s just food and beverage manufacturing. “If you factor in agriculture and seafood, it’s closer to $15...

Apr 8, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Legends Haul goes straight to consumer
Nathan Caddell

Labelling Craig Sheridan a “food industry guy” is both fair and also a tad inaccurate, because then you’d be forgetting his dabbles in real estate and Eastwood, the downtown Vancouver cycle studio that he and his wife, Jill, founded in...

Apr 7, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Burnaby’s Peregrine pivots to Plexiglas screens
Nathan Caddell

When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across Canada, Brian French knew he had to act fast to save his company. Burnaby-based Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing was built on helping high-end restaurants and retailers create their front-end experiences. Peregrine counts brands like...

Apr 2, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Mustang Survival goes to gowns
By the Editors

“Survival” has taken on a different meaning in the past couple of months, and a well-known B.C. company that uses the word in its name has pivoted accordingly. Burnaby-based Mustang Survival has been creating high-end outerwear, life-jackets and other gear...

Feb 11, 2020
The Alberta advantage: Are Northeast B.C. companies getting the shaft?
Dee Hon

November marks the start of drilling season in the Peace River Regional District in northeastern B.C. Temperatures start falling consistently below freezing, hardening the swampy roads that cut through the boreal forest outside cities like Fort St. John and Dawson...

Jan 29, 2020
C&D Cares. And you should, too

BCBusiness + C&D Logistics Dana Matheson, owner of C&D Logistics in Vancouver, has a very simple reason giving back is part of his corporate strategy: “I think if you are fortunate enough to grow a profitable business then you should invest in the community that supports you,” he says. “It is...

Jan 25, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The all-ride-hailing edition
Nathan Caddell

Well, at least we can stop reading about doughnuts and royals. (Still very much down for royal doughnuts, though.) In case you haven’t heard, Uber and Lyft have arrived in B.C. (well, at least in Vancouver)! Get ready to be subjected to...

Jan 23, 2020
B.C.-developed app puts your extra trunk space to work
Melissa Edwards

Have a dresser you want to send to Kelowna as your niece moves into her first apartment? In Manning Park and forgot your ski poles? As it stands, no dice: shipping anything fast in that cross-section between “old” and “bulky” will cost you big—probably more than the item is worth. That...

Dec 6, 2019
Inventory: There's a prefab home for every preference from these 10 B.C. manufacturers
Felicity Stone

MOD SQUAD Calgary-based Horizon North acquired Karoleena in 2016, but the latter’s Scandinavian-style modern homes are still made in Kamloops. Modules are 90-percent finished inside and out in the factory, then shipped to the site and placed on the foundation with a crane for completion of electrical and mechanical connections. 750-3,000...

Nov 30, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Ride-hailing hits a speed bump and MEC mopes
Nathan Caddell

For a second there, it looked like transportation in the province was about to experience a major shift. With advertisements teasing that Uber and Lyft would be in Vancouver imminently and the city facing a public transit strike, it looked like...

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