Feb 4, 2019 – “New” BC Liquor Distribution Branch Tour

On Monday February 4th, 2019 CMHDS members toured the "New" BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) Distribution Centre. In 2018 BCLDB moved its Distribution Centre from a 200,000 sq.ft facility it had occupied in Vancouver since 1961 to a new 400,000 sq.ft. facility in the Tilbury Industrial Park in Delta. In addition to seeing this expansive new facility, members heard about the challenges and triumphs of moving a large distribution centre while maintaining service levels, ordering and … [Read more...]

Sep 19, 2018 – Marijuana Legislation Breakfast Seminar

On Wednesday September 19th, 2018,  Dave Earle, President and CEO of the BC Trucking Association presented “Marijuana Legislation – How It Will Affect Your Workplace”. Dave has an intimate knowledge of substance use, testing and treatment in an employment setting and has been the Co-Chair of the Program Administration Committee for the BC Construction Industry Substance Abuse, Testing and Treatment Program, and was previous Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Industry … [Read more...]

May 29, 2018 – CMHDS / Hi-Cube Storage Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner

CMHDS Members and guests enjoyed sun (and a little wind) at the CMHDS / Hi-Cube Storage Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner held on May 29, 2018 at the Guildford Golf & Country Club. By dinner time the dining room was filled with an energetic crowd of over 100 who helped raise $12,500 for Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Thanks to everyone who joined us and a big thanks to our event and tee sponsors. Also a big shout out to Ed Homsy (Arpac), David Lavigne (William's Machinery), Troy Spreeuw … [Read more...]

May 16, 2018 – Toyota Parts Distribution Centre Tour

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018 CMHDS Members toured the Toyota Vancouver Parts Distribution Centre in Richmond, BC. The 100,000 sq.ft. Vancouver facility is one of two distribution centres in Canada and provides parts to the 75 Toyota & Lexus dealers in Western Canada. As part of the tour, attendees saw the Safety and Quality “Dojo” (Japanese for Training Area) and learned about the Toyota safety practice called Po-ke-te-na-shi. This was a rare opportunity to see inside one of the … [Read more...]

March 6 & 13, 2018 – BC Liquor Distribution Branch Tour

On Tuesday March 6th and 13th, CMHDS Members toured the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) Distribution Centre in Vancouver, BC. The facility is moving from its current location to the Tilbury Industrial Park in Delta later in 2018 so one of the high points of the tour was to hear about some of the pre-move preparations and how the two facilities compare. Other tour features included how the LDB serves its omni-channel customers, ordering and service cycles, how the LDB has maintained … [Read more...]