2017 Top 50 Kootenay Companies

It’s that time again for Kootenay Business to present our list of Top 50 Kootenay companies by revenue. This year, we welcome two new companies to the list—Acklands-Grainger Inc. and CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.
Acklands-Grainger has a long history, having been founded as Acklands in 1889 by Dudley Ackland. In 1996, Acklands was purchased by publicly traded company Grainger, and the name was changed to Acklands-Grainger Inc. The company takes pride in being Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products. In the Kootenays, Acklands-Grainger has a presence in Cranbrook, Sparwood and Trail.
CanWel, founded in 1989, is Canada’s only fully integrated national distributor of building materials, lumber and renovation products. CanWel, which purchased Jemi-Fibre operations in the Kootenays in 2016, also operates a vertically integrated forest products company through its CanWel Fibre division based in Western Canada.
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  Company Sales (millions) Product or Service Employees Established
1 Teck Coal Ltd. 4144 Mining of Steelmaking Coal 4000 1969
2 Teck - Trail 2049 Mining/Smelting 1432 1906
3 Canfor 626.0 (est) Lumber 971 1938
4 Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership 381.3 Pulp 413 1961
5 FortisBC 360 Utility 2200 1897
6 Skookumchuck Pulp Inc., A Paper Excellence Company 350.8 (est) Pulp & Power Generation 300 1968
7 Columbia Brewery (Labatt) 247.8 (est) Brewing 143 1847
8 Interfor Corporation 183.5 (est) Lumber 309 2008
9 Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. 127.2 Manufacturing 250 1987
10 Columbia Basin Trust 97 Community Development 52 1995
11 Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. 96.5 Forestry 355 1956
12 Investors Group Financial Services 91.1 Financial Services 31 1926
13 Canadian Mountain Holidays LP. 75 Hospitality/Tourism 500 1963
14 Columbia Power 66.2 Power Generation 42 1995
15 Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd./Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. 61 Forestry 150 1938
16 Western Financial Group 60 Insurance & Financial Services 100 1897
17 CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (Formerly Jemi-Fibre) 46 Forestry 300 1989
18 Selkirk College 46 Post-secondary and Community Education 450 1966
19 Porcupine Wood Products Ltd. 43 Forestry/Lumber Manufacturing 125 1993
20 Kootenay Savings Credit Union 35.9 Financial Services 208 1969
21 Denham Ford (BC) Ltd. 33.4 Ford Dealership/Automotive 33 2008
22 Sutco Contracting Ltd. 31.2 Transportation (Regional/Long Haul), Waste Wood/Logs/Fuel 150 1994
23 ReMax Caldwell Agencies 30.9 Real Estate Sales 13 1963
24 A.M. Ford (Sales) Ltd. 30.2 Ford Dealership/Automotive 38 1982
25 Selkirk Paving 29 Asphalt Paving/Ready Mix Supply/Gravel Crushing 90 1990
26 Maglio Building Centre/Maglio Building Centre (Trail) Ltd. 24 Retail/Lumber 75 1976
27 Heritage Credit Union 19.2 Financial Services 45 1948
28 Kootenay Country Store Co-op 16.8 Retail 170 1975
29 Galena Contractors 16.6 Road Construction/Drilling/ Blasting/Logging/Bridge Construction 67 1969
30 Spring Honda 16 Automobile Sales & Service 25 2011
31 Acklands-Grainger Inc. 15 Industrial Supplies 20 1889(Acklands)1996 (Grainger)
32 Box Lake Lumber Products Ltd. 14.9 Forestry 45 1988
33 East Kootenay Community Credit Union 13.7 Full service Financial Institution including mortgages, loans, investments, accounts will advice 60 1951
34 Selkirk Security Services Ltd. 12 Security, Fire and Safety Products & Services 53 2006
35 St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 11.9 Hospitality/Tourism 260 2000
36 Glacier Honda 10.6 Automobile Sales & Service 20 1991
37 Fab-Rite Services Ltd. 10.2 Manufacturing 60 1982
38 Marbor Holdings (Hume Hotel & Spa and Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn) 10 Hotels & Spa 213 1979
39 Selkirk Signs 10 Manufacturing 75 1984
40 Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited 9.6 Engineering/Consulting 74 1965
41 Revelstoke Credit Union 7.7 Financial Services 50 1953
42 Boundary Electric (1985) Ltd. 7.2 Electrical Manufacturing & Installation 30 - 35 1947
43 Canadian Timberframes Ltd. 7.2 Commercial and Residential Timber Frame Design, Manufacturing & Construction 35 1999
44 Grand Forks Credit Union 7 Financial Services, wealth management 50 1951
45 Trainor Mechanical Contractors Ltd. 7 Mechanical Contractor 50 1987
46 True Key Hotels & Resorts Ltd. 7 Hotel & Resort Management Company 200 2010
47 Creston & District Credit Union 6.6 Financial Services 22 1951
48 Nelson & District Credit Union 5.9 Financial Services 47 1950
49 Unifab Industries Ltd. 5.5 Steel Fabrication 30 1999
50 Columbia Valley Credit Union 5.1 Financial Services 21 1957