2008 Winners


Exporter of the Year and Advancing Technologies
Day4 Energy, Inc., Burnaby
Day4 Energy Inc. is a Vancouver-based manufacturer of high performance photovoltaic (PV) modules formed in 2001 to revolutionize solar power use in industrial, commercial, utility, and residential power generation. Recently, in June 2008, Day4 Energy Inc. received two British Columbia Technology Industries Association's (BCTIA) 2008 Technology Impact Awards which recognized Day4 Energy's innovation and excellence in British Columbia's technology community.

New Exporter
BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc, Vancouver
BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. builds and operates commercial plants in Canada, the United States, Australia and China to treat waste water from acid mine drainage, providing profitable metals recovery and sustainable environmental solutions. In October 2007, the company was named to British Columbia's Top 100 list as a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water.

Consumer Products
Donald's Fine Foods, Richmond
Donald's Fine Foods is an expanding specialty meat procurement, processing, and distribution company providing quality meat products and services to customers in the British Columbia, Western Canadian, and International markets. As a part of the company's active plan for growth, significant investments were made to "state of the art" meat distribution and processing operation, plant services, and administrative offices.

Manufacturing Products
Aluminum Curtainwall Systems, Inc., Kamloops
Aluminum Curtainwall Systems Inc. specialize in design and manufacturing of custom unitized, pre-glazed curtainwall systems while offering their customers assistance with budgeting and preliminary design and detailing. The company has successfully completed several highly custom projects in Western Canada and currently is expanding its focus into the United States.

New Media & Entertainment
Next Level Games, Inc, Vancouver
Next Level Games Inc. is a unique full-service videogame developer serving the United States and Japanese markets. By making games that are responsive and player-driven, the company focuses on creating engaging gameplay experiences. Next Level Games Inc. has been honoured with several awards including the Best Company to Work For in British Columbia, Canada's Top 100 Employers and have been prestigiously nominated for Excellence and Innovation from WorkLife BC.

Primary Products & Resources
SPF Precut Lumber, Port Moody
SPF Precut Lumber operates a lumber remanufacturing facility that produces and exports precut pallet stock and Canadian softwood with a strong focus on expansion into new markets in the Middle East, and the Far East. Already the biggest exporter of pallet stock in Western Canada, SPF Precut Lumber is developing a five-year plan for future growth.

Professional & Services
Energold Drilling Corp., Vancouver
Energold Drilling Corp. is a socially and environmentally sensitive contract drilling company servicing the international mining sector, and industry leader of man-portable drilling rigs. Throughout its operations in the developing world, Energold emphasize an environmentally and socially sensitive approach to drilling. The use of state-of-art man-portable rigs provides a competitive advantage allowing Energold to create the smallest environmental footprint in the industry with the most local involvement.

Sustainability
Domtar Corp., Kamloops
Domtar Corp. is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity. Through its operations, the company addresses all four elements needed to sustain life - air, water, fire, and earth; offering sustainable solutions for different areas of production.

Leadership
Mr. Barry Lapointe (of Kelowna Flightcraft), Kelowna
Barry Lapointe was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and graduated with honours from BCIT's Aircraft Mechanic Engineer course in 1966 as class president. Upon completing his commercial pilot's license in 1967, Barry gained invaluable experiences by working his way through various small air-charter companies. In 1968, he was rewarded for his hard work by becoming the Chief Engineer at Air west Airlines, which would later become Air BC.

International Business Students Award
Annalea Krebs, Victoria
Annalea Krebs is recognized by the BC Export Awards for her leadership and excellence in international business studies and her contribution to BC's export community.