Richmond Business News – December 2019

Credit: Harbour Air News

Richmond local business news for December saw Harbour Air propel into the future with the world’s first electric flight of a commercial airplane. Check out the story below:

Industrial real estate sales in Richmond set new record at nearly $332 million: report

Richmond industrial real estate sales set new records last year – fueled by an extremely high demand.
Richmond News  • November 19

Teara Fraser and Cathy Press join community of Canada’s most influential women leaders

The British Columbia Aviation COuncil (BCAC) announced that Tear Fraser, CEO, Iskwew Air and Cathy Press, CEO, Chinook Helicopters, have been named Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.
BCAC •  November 21

24,000-square-foot helicopter repair facility opens in Richmond

A new helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, which works on both civilian and defense craft, has received authorization to operate from Transport Canada.
Richmond News • November 24

Great Little Box Company Inducted into Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce inducted Great Little Box Company into their Hall of Fame for 2019.
GLBC • December 2

Lafarge Canada Gets Closer to Canada’s Most Carbon Efficient Cement Plant

Following the implementation of the Project CO2MENT, Lafarge Canada has moved to the second stage of carbon capture at the Richmond Cement Plant.
Valdosta Daily Times • November 29

Corvus Energy receives funding from the Government of Canada for R&D of energy storage and digitalization in marine vessels

Novel battery designs and digital transformation will enhance Corvus Energy’s leadership in energy storage systems (ESS).
Corvus Energy • December 11

Harbour Air and magniX Announce Successful Flight of World’s First Commercial Electric Airplane

Inaugural flight is the first step in becoming the world’s first all-electric commercial fleet.
Harbour Air • December 10


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