Canadian Manufacturing

Univar Solutions expands with a new facility in Abbotsford, B.C.

by CM Staff   

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Abbotsford aligns with the Company's long-term sustainability commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The facility aligns with the company’s reported focus on reducing emissions.

DOWNERS GROVE — Univar Solutions, LLC announced the grand opening of the Company’s Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada distribution facility. The site, approximately 2.5 miles from the United States border, is strategically located near Univar Solutions’ facility in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Together, the two sites will try to support opportunities for suppliers in the region and enhance the delivery of products to customers in western Canada, with a reduced carbon footprint.

At the recent ceremonial ribbon cutting, Chris Halberg, senior regional vice president of Chemical Distribution for Univar Solutions in Canada, expressed his optimism about the enhanced services for customers and suppliers, with two Company locations in the area. “We are excited about the growth opportunities and modern capabilities afforded to us via this new facility. Designed with the principles of our sustainability commitments embedded throughout, our ability to deliver products more quickly and safely when and where they are needed will offer strategic efficiencies for our suppliers and customers.”

Abbotsford aligns with the Company’s long-term sustainability commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The facility was designed with the goal of offering energy-efficient technology and compliance through the latest emission standards as well as logistic and storage strengths. The company says that implementing best practices was a key focus throughout the planning and building of the facility, which included more efficient and expanded chemical and ingredient storage, rail capacity, a whole-site tank telemetry system for real-time product inventory, and specially designed blending rooms for solvents, corrosives, and oxidizers.



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