OBJECTIVE – LEVERAGE BID GROUP METAL FABRICATION ENTERPRISE INTO ADDITIONAL METAL FABRICATION CLUSTER ACTIVITY
The Fabricated metal product manufacturing industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in forging, stamping, forming, turning and joining processes to produce ferrous and nonferrous metal products, such as cutlery and hand tools, architectural and structural metal products, boilers, tanks and shipping containers, hardware, spring and wire products, turned products, and bolts, nuts and screws. Src (incl. sector profile).
An Equipment Manufacturing component of the sector includes: agricultural, construction and mining machinery manufacturing; commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing; engine, turbine and power transmission equipment manufacturing; industrial machinery manufacturing; metalworking machinery manufacturing; other general purpose machinery manufacturing; ventilation, heating, air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturing.
The Kootenay Region is anticipated to have highest growth rate in this industry sector in BC through 2015. (Resource) More broadly, this sector forms part of an Advanced Manufacturing sector that is increasingly incorporating technology (productivity) to be able to compete with lower cost labour locations globally.