It goes without saying, Port Moody (and the Tri-Cities) is a prime example of shopping local, but did you know Pacific Coast Terminals is too? In fact, over 80% of all PCT purchasing is within the Lower Mainland, with over a third of that in the Tri-Cities alone. Over 80% of all Pacific Coast Terminals purchasing is within the Lower Mainland.

Money spent locally creates more revenue generated for return into the community. Along with generating local income, a sense of community is created when local businesses are supported and are supported by each other. This not only creates more jobs locally but gives local businesses motivation and the community connections to support local causes. A great example of this movement is the new initiatives implemented by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Charged with a mandate of supporting and growing our local economy, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new initiative, #ShopChamber, to stimulate the local purchase of goods and services. Dana Strong, the Chamber’s Director of Membership and Marketing, explains why: “When we keep our purchases in our community, it boosts our economy, creates local jobs, increases our local tax base, encourages local investment, and saves time and money for local consumers.”

One great example of our local talent is the enCompass Solutions Group. enCompass is a leading industrial automation company and systems integrator specializing in controls and automation engineering, industrial IT, and electrical installations. The company was founded in 2003 in Port Coquitlam. Since then, it has expanded by opening two more offices in British Columbia. The majority of their team members have obtained their engineering credentials or trade designation locally. Additionally, they fi­nd it important to partner with educational institutions to mentor students during the completion of their term projects providing guidance and information regarding business operations and related industry topics.

enCompass designs and implements custom solutions in various industrial environments. They strive to use local contractors, suppliers, and materials. Their working relationship with Pacifi­c Coast Terminals dates back to 2004. Since then, enCompass has had the privilege to leave a part of its legacy at PCT by completing projects like the Canola Handling Facility, Potash Handling Facility, and the New Shiploader Boom. These projects at PCT, along with multiple others, have generated over 30,000 man hours of local labour providing jobs to skilled trade workers as well as engineers, thus stimulating the local economy.

Along with enCompass, PCT has established many strong business relationships within the Tri-Cities community. For example, Ballistic Arts, Graphic Artists of this very newsletter, is centered out of Coquitlam with Phoenix Print Management as printer and distributer, based right here in Port Moody. A.W Fireguard and Supplies in Port Moody is the provider of all our quality ­re protection and supplies; Pedron Contracting, another great example, is a local family concrete and excavation business, situated in the Coquitlam area. Since 1996, their business focus has been their customers’ satisfaction- providing reliable, committed concrete pumping, forming, placing, and ­finishing services (and PCT can speak to this!). Total Energy Systems in Coquitlam is another company PCT proudly supports. Total Energy Systems has been providing power solutions for over 60 years. Shopping local accomplishes a number of very positive goals for businesses and the community. PCT, and other businesses that shop local, form partnerships between local businesses that lead to future and ongoing benefi­ts of improved service and innovation. Businesses shopping local also results in other businesses growing and investing which supports and further produces local jobs. The increased business activity being promoted grows the municipal tax base and results in more business contributions to non-pro­fit organizations for the bene­fit of everyone in the community. Shopping local also reduces the transportation of people and goods which reduces the impact of business on the environment. PCT is a proud local shopper and supporter of the Tri-Cities and Lower Mainland businesses.

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