On Thursday September 14, 2017 CMHDS Members kicked off the 2017-2018 season with a tour of the Loblaw Distribution Centre in Vancouver, BC.
Located under the Real Canadian Superstore on Marine Drive, this 482,000 sq.ft. facility operates 24/7 with almost 300 staff and over 125 pieces of Material Handling Equipment, shipping 28 million cases per year. Accounts serviced include Real Canadian Superstore, NoFrills, Extra Foods, YIG/City Market and Various Independent Markets.
The facility has had an active Racking Inspection Program in place for a number of years, which was of interest to those preparing for the upcoming WorkSafeBC Racking Regulations. In addition management spoke about their work in culture improvement and actively engaging their workforce.