Companies line up for India trip

Posted by Rumin Mann
January 7th, 2011

More than 20 local companies are joining Mayor Dianne Watts on a trade mission to India next month. The trip, which will include elected officials as well as CEOs, will take place February 10 to 20 and include time in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar.

Mayor Dianne Watts said the India trip presents great opportunities.  “With its rapidly growing population and strong connection to Surrey’s population,  India is a natural fit for establishing partnerships to create jobs and attract investment in our city,” Watts said when the trip was announced last September. “As we expand our focus on the rapidly growing economies in the Asia Pacific, it has become clear that the business potential of India is largely untapped in Western Canada.”

Participating companies [include]:

• Sunrise/Chateau Designs – Surrey-based cabinet manufacturing company. Chateau Designs manufactures wood mouldings and trim used in Sunrise’s cabinet projects.

• Coast Clearwood – providing BC hardwood and softwood products to match specific needs of international markets. Currently servicing Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, Korea, and India.

• Mill & Timber –a cedar sawmill specializing in western red cedar products for shipment in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

• Jhajj Lumber Corporation – a wholesaler, remanufacturer, and exporter of Canadian whitewood lumber.

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