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Raising the profile of B.C. manufacturers

“We’re really strong at the national level. We’re trying staff reporter to grow the presence proBurnaby could become a vincially, and like any busilarger part of B.C.’s manu- ness, you’ve got to localfacturing industry, thanks ize your service offerings. to a new three-year agree- We want to bring those ment by the Burnaby Board strengths to Burnaby.” of Trade and Canada’s The board and the CME leading trade and industry are currently celebrating association. National Manufacturing Announced last week, Monthbytouringnumerous the BBOT has manufacturing partnered with facilities throughthe Canadian out the city. Manufacturers & Their most recent Exporters B.C. – a tour stopped by group that repreenergy solutions sents more than group Alpha 10,000 companies Technologies, – in an effort to glass fabricator showcase the ecoGaribaldi Glass nomic contribuand BCIT. tions of manufac- Paul Holden Through the turing and raise BBOT president partnership, both awareness to stuorganizations will dents about wellwork together to paying jobs in the sector. support the manufactur“Burnaby, being one of ing industry in Burnaby, the centres where there a as well as advocating for lot of manufacturers, it was policy to enhance the comlogical that we should work petitiveness of Burnaby with the board of trade,” businesses. said Marcus Ewert-Johns, “We will be able to colvice-president of CME B.C. laborate on a number of

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