B.C. reinforcing manufacturing sector on Vancouver Island

By the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
Government of British Columbia
December 20, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

New funding for manufacturing businesses on Vancouver Island will increase advanced manufacturing capabilities, make better use of available wood fibre in the forest sector and create and protect local jobs. …Two Island-based wood-product manufacturers are receiving funds from the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund to grow their businesses, while creating and maintaining local jobs: Port Alberni – Franklin Forest Products Ltd. will receive as much as $425,000 to buy new equipment that will allow it to shift from processing old-growth logs to a broader range of log sizes and grades; and Chemainus – BioFlame Briquettes, which manufactures briquettes from waste sawdust and logging residual from the forestry industry, will receive as much as $117,320 to buy and commission a hammermill and briquette press.

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