Metallurgical Activity in BC’s Lower Columbia

Teck Metals Ltd. Operations in Trail, BC

The Teck Metals Ltd. Trail Operations is one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes. It also produces a wide variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products. Teck Trail Operations has a two-thirds interest in the Waneta hydroelectric dam as well as ownership of the related transmission system. The Waneta Dam provides clean and renewable power to the metallurgical facility.

Teck Metals Ltd. Trail is a division of Teck Resources Limited, a Vancouver-based diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focussed on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy.

Serving the Metallurgical Industry

BC Lower’s Columbia attracts players large and small interested in opportunities created by the region’s reputation for refining, recycling and adding value to metals.

For example, an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) consultancy historically located in Trail was acquired by AMEC’s Mining & Metals Branch. The Trail group provides mechanical, civil/structural and electrical engineering as well as project management services.

Small manufacturers also serve the local metallurgical industry, such as Able Plastics Ltd and Cycan Services Inc. (concrete polymers & ceramic coatings). XL Quality Industrial Services Inc. provides custom fabrication, machining, industrial blasting & welding.