SURREY, B.C.—A resource sector equipment engineering and manufacturing firm is moving into a 250-acre industrial park in Surrey, B.C., creating 30 new jobs when the facility opens in 2016.
Weir Canada Inc. subsidiary R. Wales Canada Inc. will move into a custom-built 114,000-sq.ft. facility in the 250-acre Campbell Heights North business park.
The facility will be developed under a joint partnership between Surrey City Development Corp. (SCDC) and the Beedie Development Group (BDG), the largest private industrial landlord in Western Canada.
It marks the first time BDG is building on industrial land owned by SCDC.
“We are excited to be working with SCDC,” Todd Yuen, president of BDG’s industrial division, said in a statement. “This development adds to our presence in this centrally-located industrial area.”
The facility will be built on 5.83 acres and will be home to engineering and manufacturing services for processing equipment for the global resources sectors.
R. Wales Canada is currently located in a 37,000-sq.ft. facility in Richmond, B.C., with an additional 23,000 sq.ft. of outdoor work space.
The Campbell Heights North facility will include an additional 30,000 sq.ft. of room for facility expansion.
“We searched a number of locations and facilities across Metro Vancouver and determined Campbell Heights North is best-suited for the company’s needs,” Weir Canada president Michael Carrigan said.
The company made a 20-year commitment to the location.
R. Wales Canada joins other notable tenants in the industrial park including Loblaw Companies Ltd., OK Tire Stores Inc. and Advanced Wire Products Ltd.
“Weir’s selection of Campbell Heights North is a clear testament to the many benefits of this location in terms of access to a strong employee base and transportation networks,” said Doug Avis, SCDC vice-president of development and investment.
“With Beedie’s expertise in industrial development and construction, we’re able to offer Weir Canada a facility that will provide a solid foundation for growth well into the future.”