Top manufacturing companies in the Kootenays

These Kootenay businesses represent the peak of excellence in the manufacturing industry

Brisco Manufacturing

This plant at Brisco Manufacturing Ltd. makes engineered wood products through a process of glueing, pressing, planing and cutting to size. — Photo courtesy Brisco Manufacturing Ltd.

The manufacturing field is abuzz in the Kootenays, and a variety of products are being created to a high standard of quality. Here are a few of the top companies that the Kootenays' manufacturing industry has to offer.

Pacific Insight Electronics Corp.

Established: 1987

Number of employees: 250

With a facility in Nelson, B.C., this company makes the Kootenays proud by designing, manufacturing and supplying electronic solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle market.

For more information, visit the Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. website.

Porcupine Wood Products Ltd.

Established: 1993

Number of employees: 125

Porcupine Wood Products Ltd. is a family-owned business that has a forest products manufacturing facility in Salmo. The site includes a sawmill with a small and large log breakdown line, a planer mill, and a remanufacturing plant.

For more information, visit the Porcupine Wood Products Ltd. website.

Brisco Manufacturing Ltd.

Established: 1998

Number of employees: 68

Located in the Columbia Valley, Brisco Manufacturing Ltd. has become a specialty producer of large beams made from Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). It is a privately held Canadian company.

For more information, visit the Brisco Manufacturing Ltd. website.

Fab-Rite Services Ltd.

Established: 1982

Number of employees: 70

Fab-Rite Services Ltd. is a CWB-certified steel fabrication company with locations in Sparwood and Cranbrook, B.C. The company has been serving a variety of customers throughout Canada and the USA since 1982. 

For more information, visit the Fab-Rite Services Ltd. website.

Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd.

Established: 1984

Number of employees: 60

With a location in Cranbrook, Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd. is dedicated to providing exceptional options in signage to all different venues. They do custom work, vehicle wraps, digital printing and more.

For more information, visit the Selkirk Signs & Services Ltd. website.

Canadian Timberframes Ltd.

Established: 1999

Number of employees: 25

Canadian Timberframes Ltd. is located in Golden, B.C., and manufactures beautiful timberframe buildings. The company also offers design consultation and has an in-house design team ready to create your customized dream home.

For more information, visit the Canadian Timberframes Ltd. website.

 

Danielle Cameron

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