Economic Benefits

The Foundation of British Columbia

British Columbia has one of the largest supplies of the best aggregate materials in the world, potentially making our aggregate products the top choice for construction in British Columbia.  Aggregate is the foundation for everything we construct in British Columbia. As new residential and industrial facilities are built, they require roads, bridges, power and sewer systems to service these developments. More business for aggregate suppliers means more jobs for British Columbian’s.

Employing British Columbians

Aggregate producers directly and indirectly employ many British Columbians, supporting jobs across the province. Producing, processing and shipping aggregate products from site to customer relies on a diverse range of workers across and beyond the industry. On site staff operate the equipment that handles the raw goods, while support staff manage the logistics, supply, sales, financial and operational aspects. Transportation and distribution is provided by companies that support the aggregate industry, resulting in an affordable locally-sourced product.

Local Quarries Servicing BC

Most quarry sites are set up close to the communities or businesses they serve, to support this British Columbia has a process in place to grant crown land usage at varying rates for certain operations. This makes it easier for companies to provide localized production and distribution and to employ workers from local communities, supporting the economies of the areas they serve. A strong economy encourages investment from companies and individuals within and outside of BC, making it possible for owners and operators to expand operations, supply new markets and employ more people.

BC Aggregate and the Global Economy

We are working towards finding new ways that our products can be transported less expensively, especially in markets that are currently cost prohibitive, as well as identifying prospective income earning opportunities in other areas, growing our local industry as the demand for our products increases abroad.