July 21, 2015

AdvanTec Companies Featured on British Columbia Government’s Job Maker Website

Exports fuel growth for Fraser Valley manufacturer

A Maple Ridge based manufacturing company is experiencing tremendous growth due to an export contract with South Korea. Advanced Flow Systems and Surround Technologies, a subsidiary of AdvanTec Global Innovations, is growing so quickly that recruiting skilled tradespeople is a challenge. The company needs welders, fabricators, industrial electricians and general labourers. It has hired 100 people since January 2015 and expects to hire 35 more in the coming months.
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July 9, 2015

Surround Technologies and Advanced Flow Systems expand manufacturing capacity, add new capabilities to meet client needs

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations have recently added new equipment, staff and expanded manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding and other industrial contract manufacturing projects. Supported by the successful acquisition of new contracts, the management team has successfully completed a plan to double manufacturing capacity. “We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment including an 115T lift crane which grants us the flexibility to lift and move extremely heavy and large enclosures as well as piping loads thus reducing labor and loading time. We have added a sand blasting booth, which along with our 5,000 sq. ft. paint booth enables us to both blast and paint onsite improving project timelines and schedules. We have also added the capability to fabricate penstock utilizing sub arc welding and improved pipe spooling process utilizing orbital welding. All of these capabilities, along with our expertise in ASME fabrication, building integration and modular construction allow us to be a single stop solution for complex projects and offer better scheduling options to our clients,” said Anthony Van Grol, general manager of Surround Technologies and Advanced Flow Systems.

“Our solutions meet industrial standards for safety and quality including ASME, CWB, CSA and ISO. We have a large pool of engineers, technicians and project managers to support every stage of project execution including up-front design and technical requirements. The benefits of collaborating with us are the ‘value adds’ we offer. For example, our four manufacturing facilities in western Canada and the ability to barge projects weighing 3,000T and up to 70′ X 300′, offer unique shipping advantages to our clients. We also offer complex structural, pipe and steel bending solutions through our sister company Advanced Bending Technologies,” added Van Grol.

Surround Technologies and Advanced Flow Systems are also featured in British Columbia government’s Job Maker program for creating new employment opportunities in the province.

About Surround Technologies

Surround Technologies, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of modular prefabricated steel enclosures and the integration of generators, electrical gear, mechanical and control systems.

About Advanced Flow Systems

Advanced Flow Systems, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations specializes in the fabrication of custom engineered ASME welding projects including, pipe spooling, tanks and vessels, penstock, helical coils and large-scale pipe fabrications.  www.advancedflowsystems.com

About AdvanTec Global Innovations

AdvanTec Global Innovations is a family of companies that have been serving industrial and marine customers around the globe for more than 50 years. AdvanTec’s family of brands include: Advanced Bending Technologies; Advanced Flow Systems; Diamond Sea Glaze; Freeman Marine; Manly Marine; Pacific Coast Marine; RM MachineWorks; Steelhead Marine; and Surround Technologies. AdvanTec Global Innovations is headquartered in Canada.  www.advantecglobal.com

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