Kitimat, British Columbia, was the second community Chinook called home. Having operated in Kitimat for just over twenty years, Chinook has stuck with the community and people of Kitimat through the good times and the bad. Chinook Kitimat prides itself on having and keeping locals employed, most of which were born and raised in the area. Chinook takes the time to extend beyond business and sees great potential in longevity and commitment.
Chinook's Kitimat Branch serves Kitimat, through to Terrace, Prince Rupert, Hazelton, Stewart and Smithers. Currently this branch is involved with the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat Modernization Project as well as others directly for the RTA. The Ridley Terminal expansion in Prince Rupert, as well as various BC Hydro projects in the northwest area are also on the project list.
A few words from Mike Mckenzie, a member of the Kitimat Branch Management team, about what sets Chinook apart from the competition:
"We are the most diversified and efficient in our trade, while holding safety to the highest standards. We have shown companies we are willing to give them exactly what they need by having custom material built for the jobs that have to be done; thus saving those companies money by having more efficient work done."
Pictured is Charles Hays School in Prince Rupert, BC. This project was started November of 2011 with 1800 feet of scaffold around the school for upgrades to the windows and walls. The scaffold was then enclosed with shrink wrap and debris netting by us.
Kitimat is an integral part of their northern community, supporting many events in the area.
Our Kitimat Branch squeezed one more donation in last year to the Kitimat Fire Rescue 'Partners in Safety" where their donation helped provide a book and DVD for kids about fire prevention. For full details please see this letter from the chief..
Chinook Kitimat Branch has been a member of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce for a number of years.
Chinook also donates to the Child Development Center in the Kitimat area.