AEP Expands Into Lower Mainland British Columbia

Atlas Engineered Products (AEP) plans to acquire selected assets of a truss manufacturer as it expands its geographical footprint into the lower mainland region of British Columbia. AEP says the buoyancy in the BC residential and commercial building market has encouraged it to fast track its plans for expansion in the region, firstly through establishing a pre-fabricated wall factory expansion in Nanaimo, and now through this acquisition. “Once this acquisition is completed, we will continue upgrades to [the Nanaimo] facility and its equipment in order to expand and develop the lower mainland market through a full service business,” says Dirk Maritz, CEO and president, AEP. “Located in the Fraser Valley, this new operation will supply our pre-manufactured wall-panels, manufactured floor trusses, I-joists, LVL options, open web floors, roof trusses, and other engineered wood products to the very large lower mainland BC market.”