During the summer of 2011 a small number of senior executives from some of the major Industrial and Manufacturing companies on the West side of the Highway of the Saanich Peninsula started meeting together. The basic objective was to examine the need for an advocacy group that would promote the interests, concerns and necessary goals of the Manufacturing and Industrial businesses in Sidney and North Saanich. This group now has twelve member companies and is continuing to grow.
- Sidney Peninsula News – June 2015 Insert – “Industry Group left howling in the Wind”
- December 2013 – SNSIG Skilled Trades Sub-Committee – 2014 Goals
- November 2012 – Juricic joins Industrial Group
Areas of common discussion, focus and advocacy include:
- Attracting & retaining trained & qualified staff
- Increasing the availability of workforce / family housing in the region
- Enhancing transportation options for staff
- Enhance branding, marketing & PR opportunities for the region’s industry partners
- Increase networking amongst area managers & staff
- close to a billion dollars in revenues
- $110 million in payroll
- 2,500+ employees
- Sidney North Saanich Workforce Employment Survey
Scott Plastics – Since starting in 1952, Scott Plastics Ltd. has been a leader in the engineering, design, mold making and plastic molding industries.
Seastar Chemicals – SEASTAR CHEMICALS Inc. is a manufacturer of high purity reagents used in the global research and laboratory markets.
Nicholson Manufacturing – Nicholson Manufacturing is a Ring Debarker Specialist and it’s been that way for over 60 years.
Schneider Electric – Life-cycle Solutions to Help Keep Your Facility Safe, Reliable, Productive and Efficient
Viking Air – Viking is a first tier original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in de Havilland aircraft products.
Titan Boats – Titan Boats is the result of over 20 years of dedication to developing the finest vessels of their type. The company has expanded its production line to include conventional aluminum vessels utilizing a modified hull form developed from successful principles of the Titan Rigid Hull Inflatables.
Cube Storage – Cube’s high security post disaster centre specializes in the management of physical and electronic records storage in Victoria, BC, as well as co-location data centre and back-up services, with comprehensive continuity and disaster recovery strategies to mitigate business disruption and risk.
Epicure Selections – Epicure Selections is a unique, 100% Canadian, 100% family-owned, women-led company, committed to doing good by providing great food, a great living, and by giving back to Canadians and their communities.
AXYS Analytics – In the last forty years we’ve evolved into North America’s leading commercial laboratory focused on organic contaminant measurement in all matrices for multiple industries and governments around the world.
United Engineering – Now occupying the former Ramsay Group location, United Engineering specializes in large steel fabrication.