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May 10, 2018, 8:47 am

Port Alberni Issues Building Permit for Marine Fabrication Centre

City of Port Alberni

PORT ALBERNI - Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME), carrying on business locally as Canadian Alberni Engineering, is fulfilling their commitment to the City of Port Alberni by improving the former Plywood Mill site (2120 Plywood Drive). This initial investment of just over $2 million involves the construction of a 33 metre by 45 metre marine fabrication centre which will stand approximately 13.5 metres high.

In May 2016 the City of Port Alberni announced the sale of 2120 and 2160 Plywood Drive as part of its plan to foster increased economic activity in Port Alberni. This sale included a development covenant that required Canadian Alberni Engineering to undertake site improvements of no less than $500,000 Cdn within 36 months of ownership.

On May 7, 2018, the City of Port Alberni issued a building permit for construction of the fabrication centre valued at $1.85 million.

The City is committed to increasing economic activity throughout the community by making smart use of underdeveloped properties, like the former plywood site. Both the 2016 land purchase and 2018 site improvements by Canadian Alberni Engineering speak to that commitment.  

“These are exciting times in Port Alberni," said Mayor Rattan. "This improvement project is just another example of how we are becoming a more prosperous, healthy community. By attracting investments, creating jobs, and pursuing economic diversification, we will grow our tax base and build a strong Port Alberni for this generation and the many generations to come,” concluded the Mayor.

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