Supporting British Columbia small and medium-sized enterprise users of steel and aluminum


September 6, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada

The Steel and Aluminum Initiative supports small and medium-sized businesses operating within Canadian steel and aluminum supply chains, helping them to respond to global market dynamics that impact their competitiveness. Funding supports investments in innovative projects that will enhance productivity and/or augment firm competitiveness. It offers non-repayable funding to western Canadian companies.

Recipient Project Description Location Funding
Rapid-Span Structures Ltd. Implement state of the art machinery to increase productivity Armstrong, BC $1,000,000
Unifab Industries Ltd. Acquire, install, and commission an automated processing system. Grand Forks, BC $483,227
Timber West Construction Ltd. Install blasting and coating equipment to grow local steel capacity. Prince George, BC $500,000
New World Technologies Inc. Purchase and install two automated computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines to increase productivity and production capacity. Abbotsford, BC $500,200
Coulson Ice Blast Ltd. Purchase equipment to relocate manufacturing capabilities to their Port Alberni facility and launch a new ice blast cleaning system to reduce production costs and increase sales. Port Alberni, BC $359,000
Daigle Marine Inc. Purchase equipment to modernize and automate its boat building operations to improve productivity. Campbell River, BC $417,185
Structa Wire ULC Develop a new manufacturing facility to commercialize a new product line. Vancouver, BC $713,250
K G Industries Ltd. Implement new equipment to increase production efficiencies and capabilities. Cawston, BC $479,250
Pacific Bolt Manufacturing Ltd. Implement enterprise resource planning software, barcoding system, and e-commerce portal. Langley, BC $185,000
CenDek Railings Ltd. Purchase and install a robotic welding auto cell to increase production capacity. Summerland, BC $356,170

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Western Economic Diversification Canada

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