Province funds up to $2 million for expansion of Chemainus-based wood company

By Robert Barron
The Chemainus Valley Courier
May 2, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

CHEMAINUS, BC — Brenda Bailey, BC’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, visited the facility on River Road in Chemainus on April 25 to announce that the province is granting up to $2 million to the Chemainus-based wood-product manufacturer that builds and installs prefabricated wood-frame buildings for residential and commercial units. …The $2 million in funding that RAS will receive will be used for an expansion project that will use automation and advanced manufacturing to diversify the company’s products, including prefabricated floors, roof panels and stairs. The company’s expansion plans, which will see the creation of a new plant on a site that already has a number of high-tech buildings full of state-of-the-art construction equipment, will create 35 new full-time jobs, increase its output and contribute to the province’s goal of increasing the supply of new housing and the speed of building through more efficient construction methods.

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