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VICTORIA Great White Cladding & Decking specializes in sheet metal fabrication

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Harbour Air’s Victoria Operations Among The Company’s Busiest

VICTORIA Heavy Metal Marine provides construction & pile driving services



Victoria Harbour Airport Terminal An Exceptional Asset BY DAVID HOLMES

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ICTORIA – Like an additional jewel in the Victoria Inner Harbor’s world famous crown, the new Victoria Harbour Airport terminal is a city asset that far exceeds its business functionality. Modern, elegant, stunning and a boon to the local air travel sector, the terminal building is home base for both Harbour Air and Seattle-based Kenmore Air’s downtown Victoria air service. “We opened the new terminal officially on April 4, it’s a 6,000 square foot building if you count the deck outside,” explained Randy Wright, Executive Vice President for the Harbour Air Group. “The company’s growth over the years has been substantial which spurred us on to upgrade SEE VICTORIA HARBOUR |  PAGE 15

The new Harbour Air floating inner harbor airport terminal is more than 6,000 square feet

Big year for local business with 50-year birthday, award and new building Creating healthy work environment is good for productivity and overall worker satisfaction BETH HENDRY-YIM

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A A NICHTON - Graphic Office Interiors has a lot to celebrate: a brand new, bigger and better showroom and warehouse space, its 50-year birthday and the prestigious 2016 Platinum Partner award from Steelcase, a leading office furniture manufacturer. It’s been an exciting and busy

past two years for Steve Nagy, one of three owners of the company, and the pinnacle of a long standing career as business owner and supplier of fine quality specially designed office furniture, flooring and modular wall solutions for the Greater Victoria region. “We were only one of 33 dealers in North America to win this award,” he said. It came at a good time after a

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busy year that included Graphic’s July 2015 move to a much larger facility. “We transported 100 semi-trailers of product and 60 five-ton truck loads of loose goods over three weeks in the middle of a heat wave,” Nagy said. “We now have 10,000 sq ft of showroom that is handicap accessible and allows our staff to have one-on-one consultations with our clients, a

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32,000 sq ft of warehouse space with an efficient containerized storage system.” “Citta Construction did a fantastic job, keeping the project on track and on time. Our last building wasn’t wheelchair friendly so we made sure that every aspect of the new building was accessible to all abilities.” SEE GRAPHIC OFFICE INTERIORS |  PAGE 11

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