Feb 11, 2020 – Purolator Sorting Facility Tour

On Tuesday February 11th, 2020 CMHDS Members toured the Purolator Automated Courier Sorting and Air Operations facility near the Vancouver International Airport. Opened in 2009 this $32 million dollar, fully automated sorting facility has the capacity to process more than 12,000 packages per hour. Employing 300 people, this operation features 97 van positions, 27 destination doors and a 211,000 sq.ft. sorting floor. About Purolator Founded with a staff of two in 1960 as Trans Canadian … [Read more...]

Nov 26, 2019 – Warehouse Automation Breakfast Meeting

On Tuesday November 26th the CMHDS presented "Warehouse Automation: Beginning The Journey". This was the first in a series of meetings and seminars focusing on warehouse automation. We gathered a number of warehouse automation specialists and experts who discussed and answered questions about warehouse automation. What is automation? Where should you begin? Where can you find resources? What are the best questions to ask potential suppliers? What are the challenges? What results should you … [Read more...]

Sept 24, 2019 – Disaster Preparedness Breakfast Seminar

On Tuesday September 24, 2019 we kicked off the 2019-2020 CMHDS Season with a breakfast seminar on "Disaster Preparedness: Are You Prepared or In Denial"? BC's Lower Mainland is one of the most seismically exposed area's in the world, with many communities also located below sea level. Is your business prepared and are you personally prepared or are you in denial, hoping the big one won't hit within your lifetime? The first half of this presentation focused on Business Continuity, detailing … [Read more...]

May 28, 2019 – CMHDS / RackSafe Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner

On Tuesday May 28th, 2019 CMHDS Members & Guests came together for the Annual CMHDS / RackSafe Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner at the Guildford Golf and Country Club in Surrey, BC. Shortly after the shotgun start the clouds parted and the sun stayed out for the rest of the day. Event highlights included a $10,000 Hole-In-One Challenge and an on-course WorkSafeBC Racking Regulation Trivia Game. By dinner time the dining room was filled with an energetic crowd of almost 100 who helped … [Read more...]

April 3rd, 2019 – “Racking Regulation: Year One In Review” Breakfast Meeting

On Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 the CMHDS presented - "WorkSafeBC?s Storage Rack Regulation: Year One In Review". This breakfast meeting was an opportunity to hear from WorkSafeBC, a Professional Racking Engineer and a Racking Industry Representative about the first year of WorkSafeBC's Storage Rack Regulation (4.43.1) which came into effect on January 1, 2018. The event began with a presentation about year one of the new regulation, including a summary of the compliance orders and some of the … [Read more...]