2016 Top 50 Kootenay Companies

It’s time once again to present Kootenay Business magazine’s Top 50 Kootenay Companies by revenue.
We are pleased to see Selkirk College added to the 2016 list, especially since the West Kootenay educational institution is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other businesses that didn’t appear on last year’s list are Nelson-based companies KMC Kootrac - Kootenay Tractor and Trainor Mechanical Contractors Ltd., as well as the Eagle Ranch Resort in Invermere.
A number of car dealerships appear regularly on the Top 50 list, perhaps not surprising since auto sales in Canada broke records in 2016.
The mining and forestry industries also continue to be Kootenay mainstays. Other sectors that figure prominently are financial (credit unions and insurance companies), manufacturing and construction, retail, and hospitality and tourism.
If you believe your company would qualify for inclusion in the 2017 list, please email [email protected]

  Company Sales (millions) Product or Service Employees Established
1 Teck Coal Ltd. 3049 Mining of Steelmaking Coal 4000 1969
2 Teck - Trail 1847 Mining/Smelting 1471 1906
3 Canfor 456.7 (est) Lumber 776 1938
4 Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership 381.3 Forestry 413 1961
5 FortisBC 346 Utility 2200 1897
6 Skookumchuck Pulp Inc., A Paper Excellence Company 312 Pulp 300 1975
7 Columbia Brewery (Labatt) 244.9 (est) Brewing 143 1847
8 Interfor Corporation 126.7 Lumber 309 2008
9 Downie Timber Ltd. 115 Forestry 300 1988
10 Investors Group Financial Services 95.8 Financial Services 44 1926
11 Columbia Basin Trust 87 Community Development 50 1995
12 Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. 82.5 Manufacturing 250 1987
13 Canadian Mountain Holidays LP. 60 Hospitality/Tourism 500 1963
14 Western Financial Group 60 Insurance & Financial Services 100 1897
15 Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd./Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. 57 Forestry 150 1938
16 Tamarack Centre 50 Retail/Services 300-350 1977
17 Selkirk College 45.0 (Budget) Post-secondary and community education 500 1966
18 Kootenay Savings Credit Union 35.6 Financial Services 200 1969
19 Selkirk Paving 35.5 Asphalt Paving/Ready Mix Supply/Gravel Crushing 80 1990
20 Porcupine Wood Products Ltd. 34 Forestry/Lumber Manufacturing 125 1993
21 WynnWood 32 Forestry/Lumber 135 1913
22 Sutco Contracting Ltd. 29.8 Transportation (Regional/Long Haul), Waste Wood/Logs/Fuel 135 1994
23 Denham Ford (BC) Ltd. 28.5 Ford Dealership/Automotive 33 2008
24 Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd./Brisco Manufacturing Ltd. 26.2 Wood Preservation, Agricultural Products, Laminating & Manufacturing 68 1989
25 A.M. Ford (Sales) Ltd. 24.5 Retail 38 1982
26 Maglio Building Centre/Maglio Building Centre (Trail) Ltd. 24 Retail/Lumber 75 1976
27 J.H. Huscroft Ltd. 16 Forestry 78 1908
28 Galena Contractors 14.6 Road Construction/Drilling/ Blasting/Logging/Bridge Construction 67 1969
29 Kootenay Country Store Co-op 13.2 Retail 110 1975
30 Nelson Chrysler 13 Retail 26 1951
31 Fab-Rite Services Ltd. 12.6 Manufacturing 70 1982
32 Box Lake Lumber Products Ltd. 12.3 Forestry 40 1988
33 Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited 11 Engineering/Consulting 74 1965
34 Heritage Credit Union 10.3 Financial Services 45 1949
35 Glacier Honda 8.7 Automobile Sales & Service 20 1991
36 Grand Forks Credit Union 8.5 Financial Services 42 1951
37 Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd. 8.5 Manufacturing 60 1984
38 Revelstoke Credit Union 7.7 Financial Services 50 1953
39 Unifab Industries Ltd. 7.3 Steel Fabrication 50 1999
40 Boundary Electric (1985) Ltd. 7.2 Electrical Manufacturing & Installation 30-35 1947
41 Creston & District Credit Union 6.6 Financial Services 22 1951
42 Nelson & District Credit Union 6.3 Financial Services 60 1950
43 Canadian Timberframes Ltd. 5.7 Commercial and Residential Timber Frame Design, Manufacturing & Construction 25 1999
44 Parastone Team of Companies 5 Construction, Real Estate, Food & Beverage 25 1999
45 Trainor Mechanical Contractors Ltd. 4.3 Service/Manufacturing 40 1980
46 Kemlee Equipment Ltd. 4.1 Retail 8 1980
47 BDO Canada LLP 4 Financial Accounting 28-30 1958
48 Koocanusa Publications Inc. 3.6 Publishing 40 1992
49 Eagle Ranch Resort 3.2 Recreation 75 2000
50 KMC-KOOTRAC/Kootenay Tractor 2 Manufacturing 15 1988