Resource Development

Teck Highland Valley Copper Mill Optimization Project, Kamloops, BC


Project owner: Teck

Date: June 2012-December 2013

Total cost: $550 million


CLAC-represented companies: JVD Installations


CLAC members at peak: 1,100


Scope: CLAC members modernized Highland Valley Copper’s operations by upgrading existing facilities and building new ones to extend the mine’s life to 2027. Local 68 pipefitters, carpenters, electricians, scaffolders, equipment operators, welders, millwrights, concrete finishers, sheet metal workers, skilled labourers, warehouse personnel worked on the half-billion dollar project.