BC Export Awards Announces 2009 Top 25 Exporters

2009 Finalists Announced

Vancouver, BC -Craig Williams, Vice President BC Division, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), along with the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development announced BC’s Top 25 Exporters for 2009 today.

BC’s top business leaders and government officials will be in attendance at this year’s gala luncheon to help celebrate the announcement of the winners from the eight business categories and name one company as Exporter of the Year. The 2009 BC Export Awards Gala will take place on October 30, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.

“The BC Export Awards recognize the tremendous impact exporters make to the economy of BC,” said Williams. “This year is even more extraordinary as our exporters were able to overcome numerous challenges, a testament to the strength of BC’s export community and their contribution to our economy.”

The awards are open to all BC companies that have been exporting a product or service for two or more years. Since its inception, the BC Export Awards has recognized the achievements of more than 300 BC exporters.

This year’s Top 25 exporters are:

Advancing Technologies

  • BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., Vancouver
  • In Motion Technology, Inc., New Westminster
  • Knelson, Langley

Consumer Products

  • Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., Richmond
  • Contech Enterprises, Inc., Victoria
  • V.I.P. Soap Products Ltd., Mission

Manufactured Products

  • IMW Industries Ltd., Chilliwack
  • Jastram Engineering Ltd., North Vancouver
  • Unifiller Systems Inc., Delta

New Exporter

  • EnvirEau Technologies Inc., Richmond
  • Inproheat Industries Ltd., Vancouver
  • K2 Stone Quarries Inc., Nanaimo

New Media

  • Backstage Technologies Inc., Victoria
  • Arcana Studio Inc., Coquitlam
  • Vancouver Film School Ltd., Vancouver

Primary Products & Services

  • Pacific BioEnergy Corporation, Prince George
  • Punjab Milk Foods Inc., Surrey
  • Absorbent Products Ltd., Kamloops

Professional & Services

  • Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd., Richmond
  • Sandwell Engineering Inc., Vancouver
  • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., Vancouver

Sustainability

  • SEI Industries Ltd., Delta
  • ABC Recycling, Burnaby
  • Accent Refrigeration Systems Ltd., Vancouver

The BC Export Awards are co-hosted annually by CME and the Ministry of Small Business,Technology and Economic Development.

Sponsors of this year’s awards include RBC Global Transaction Solutions, Export Development Canada, Air Canada Cargo, The Eyes Television Production, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, KPMG LLP, Fireworks Marketing Group, UPS Canada, WorkSafeBC, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, International Financial Centre BC, TSI Terminal Systems Inc, Canada Export Centre, BC Hydro Power Smart, BC Council for International Education, Initiatives Prince George and StratWest Communications.

For more information visit www.bcexportawards.com

Media Information:
Tricia Heywood
StratWest Communications
778.896.9465
theywood@shaw.ca

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