B.C. taking action to support new resource-sector jobs

By Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
Government of British Columbia
January 17, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

New funding for six wood-product manufacturers and two fabricated-metal manufacturers will create and protect hundreds of resource-sector jobs for people and strengthen B.C.’s value-added wood sector and local economies. …The Government of B.C. is contributing as much as $8.6 million through the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund to fund eight new capital projects to help manufacturers grow and diversify their operations…. San Industries Ltd., a vertically integrated forestry company that produces value-added and engineered wood products, will receive as much as $2.5 million to support purchasing new equipment, optimizing its processing line and constructing a new storage facility at its Port Alberni plant. …Richmond Plywood Corp. Ltd., which has been operating for more than 60 years in Richmond, is receiving as much as $2.3 million to purchase and install new, innovative equipment to enhance its value-added manufacturing processes using second-growth fibre and waste wood. 

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