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Another Big Player Making Foray Into Surrey’s Industrial Space

SURREY – Another high-profile business is moving to one of Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing industrial areas. A joint-venture partnership between Beedie Development Group (“BDG”) and Surrey City Development Corporation (“SCDC”) will welcome Weir Canada Inc. in 2016 to Campbell Heights North, a 250-acre business park in southeast Surrey developed by SCDC.

The partnership will see SCDC and BDG develop a 114,000-square-foot custom-built facility for R. Wales Canada, a business unit of Weir Canada Inc., that provides engineering services and manufactures processing equipment for the resource sector worldwide.

This is the first time BDG, Western Canada’s largest private industrial landlord, is building on industrial land owned by SCDC.

“We are excited to be working with SCDC,” said Todd Yuen, president of BDG’s industrial division. “This development adds to our presence in this centrally-located industrial area.”

Campbell Heights has quickly become one of Metro Vancouver’s most attractive industrial hubs due to its central location and transportation connectivity. Notable tenants include Loblaw Companies Ltd., OK Tire, and Advanced Wire Products.

R. Wales Canada is currently located in a 37,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, BC, with an additional 23,000 square feet of outdoor work space. The Campbell Heights North facility will be on 5.83 acres of land and will include an additional 30,000 square feet for future expansion. The company will create 30 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees in BC to 110.

“We searched a number of locations and facilities across Metro Vancouver and determined Campbell Heights North is best-suited for the company’s needs,” says Michael Carrigan, President of Weir Canada Inc., an employer of 1,400 people across Canada.

Weir Canada’s 20-year commitment in Campbell Heights North helps fulfil SCDC’s mandate to stimulate economic development in Surrey and attract high-paying, skilled jobs to the city.

“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 VP Development & 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.”

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