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Manufacturing in Prince George
Manufacturing is one of the largest economic sectors in Prince George and part of a fully-developed supply chain for natural resource projects. The sector complements growing mining, energy, and bioenergy industries in Prince George and has resulted in demand for some of the following:
- Metal products
- Industrial chemicals
- Custom and specialized fabrication products
- Plastic goods
Manufacturing Cluster Objectives
- Expand knowledge base of industries, leading to more collaboration and competition that breeds innovation, specialization, and expertise.
- Attract foreign direct investment by creating more focused marketing on specific industries.
- Clustering helps firms grow faster, increases their recognition, and establishes them in the market.
- Workforce attraction and retention. Clusters consolidate and highlight opportunities available in industry.
Manufacturing North American Index Codes
The manufacturing cluster uses the following
North American Index Codes (NAIC):
3111 - Animal Food Manufacturing
3112 - Grain and Oilseed Milling
3113 - Sugar and Confectinery Product Manufacturing
3114 - Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
3115 - Dairy Product Manufacturing
3116 - Meat Product Manufacturing
3117 - Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
3118 - Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
3119 - Other Food Manufacturing
- 3121 - Beverage Manufacturing
3251 - Basic Chemical Manufacturing
3252 - Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibres and Filaments Manufacturing
- 3253 - Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural and Chemical Manufacturing
- 3254 - Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
- 3255 - Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
- 3253 - Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
3259 - Other Chemical Product Manufacturing
- 3261 - Plastic Product Manufacturing
- 3262 - Rubber Product Manufacturing
- 3311 - Iron and Steel Mills and Ferro-Alloy Manufacturing
- 3312 - Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
3331 - Agricultural, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
3332 - Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
3333 - Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
3334 - Ventilation, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
3335 - Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
3336 - Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
- Transportation depots.
- Truck terminals.
- Warehousing and storage.
- Freight forwarding.
- Distribution centres.
- Retail and supply support.
- Highly skilled workforce which includes experienced millwrights, welders, machinists, and fabricators as well as people trained in computer numerical control technology and innovative techniques.
- The College of New Caledonia provides Red Seal trades training in welding, machining, millwrighting, carpentry, power engineering, and more.
- The University of Northern British Columbia, with an annual enrolment of over 3,500 students, offers programs in business, finance, human resources, marketing, engineering, and computer sciences that complement the manufacturing sector.
View a listing of manufacturing companies currently registered in Prince George.
Find contact information, company profiles, and more in the City's Business Directory.
1100 Patricia Boulevard
Prince George, BC V2L 3V9