Facility Tours

Experience the Industrial Circular Economy Firsthand

Our exclusive virtual facility tours provide an unrivalled opportunity to see the industrial circular economy in action. Through our professional videographer, you’ll visit progressive industrial sites throughout lower Kootenay region and see firsthand how modern industrial manufacturers implement circular solutions that create value, reduce consumption and improve environmental outcomes.

Mercer Celgar

Built in 1961, Mercer Celgar was the first pulp and paper mill in the interior of British Columbia and has become a leader in the global pulp industry. The mill produces approximately 500,000 tonnes of pulp each year and generates enough eco-certified green energy to supply its own needs as well as up to 20,000 area homes. The mill also produces up to 250,000 litres of turpentine annually, making it one of the main employers and economic generators for the region. Learn more »

 

Kalesnikoff

Virtual Tour

Kalesnikoff is North America’s most advanced, vertically integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturer. The unique, slow growing forests in Canada’s beautiful West Kootenay mountains allow them to harvest some of the highest quality fine-grained fibre in the world. By leveraging their production facilities with integrated timber supply, they’re able to manage products, reduce waste, and optimize value in our natural resources. Kalesnikoff is committed to growing relationships with customers, building a responsible future for North America, and caring for the community and the land in which they operate. Learn more »

Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC)

Virtual Tour

The Selkirk Technology Access Centre is a fabrication laboratory that provides access to the equipment needed for digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, as well as project working areas, a research and development lab, a metal shop, a wood shop, a computer lab and a training centre. The STAC also offers a suite of services designed to build competitiveness in research and development companies in British Columbia’s interior region. Learn more »

KC Recycling

Virtual Tour

KC Recycling is the largest lead acid battery recycler in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. In addition to lead acid batteries, they process electronics and cathode ray tube glass, selling all of the commodities generated by their operations including aluminum, copper, plastic, and steel. Learn more »