Oct 29, 2009 – UAP/NAPA Tour

On Thursday October 29th CMHDS members toured the UAP/NAPA Vancouver Distribution Centre in Langley, BC. This facility is one of 58 Distribution Centres supporting the 5800 NAPA Auto Stores throughout North America. About UAP/NAPA The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) was founded in 1925 to meet America's growing need for a auto parts distribution system. It is a retailers' cooperative that distributes parts to both corporately and independently owned auto parts stores. NAPA is a … [Read more...]

June 19, 2009 – Annual Golf Tournament, AGM & Dinner

On June 19th, 2009 after a day of golfing under the warm sun at the Delta Golf Club, members gathered for the Annual CMHDS General Meeting & Dinner. Some of the highlights of the meeting included the election of the 2009-2010 Board of Directors which included the re-election of last years board members (Brian Devereaux (London Drugs) – President, Sasha Yovanovich (Summit Logistics) and Dan Beer (Johnston Equipment), Howard Martin (ATS), Miklos Koronczay (London Drugs), Colleen Loader … [Read more...]

May 2, 2009 – 12th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally

On Saturday May 2nd, 2009 forklift operators from across British Columbia came together to compete in an event of mobile equipment skill and knowledge. The participants had their skills tested by competing in a precision driving course that required them to navigate though a variety of forklift activities and their forklift & safety knowledge was tested by a written test based on WorkSafeBC regulations. … [Read more...]

April 22, 2009 – Mountain Equipment Co-op Tour

On April 22nd CMHDS members joined host Alan Fitterer, a long time CMHDS member and former Executive, as he lead the tour of Mountain Equipment Co-op Distribution Centre in Surrey, BC. Located on 16 acres this 182,000 sq foot facility boasts some of the latest pick to light and environmentally friendly technology. The facility employs 50 people and services MEC’s 12 stores and a thriving online catalogue orders, handling over 19,000 SKU's! The facility is a combination of a refurbishment of an … [Read more...]

March 6, 2009 – Horizon Distributors Tour

Horizon Distributors is Western Canada’s largest distributor of organic and natural products in the dry, chill and frozen categories. They are a privately owned, 100% Canadian company located in Burnaby, BC, which expanded operations on June 2, 2008 into a new 150,000 square foot distribution centre.  Their customer base includes major natural, grocery and independent grocery chains, and a vast array of independent natural foods stores, buying clubs, wholesalers, restaurants, bakeries, cafés … [Read more...]