Wendy Coomber - Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - November 2011
Ashcroft Terminal has won over another politician.
"Ashcroft Terminal has all the makings of a large scale employer for the local community," said John Les after touring the grounds last week. "It's been a real eye opener for me."
John Les, Chilliwack MLA and Parlimentary Secretary to the Premier, was in Ashcroft on Nov.8 as part of a "boots on the ground" road trip with Pamela Martin, Premier Christy Clark's Director of Outreach, and staff. They had been in Lillooet earlier in the day and were heading for Logan Lake after leaving Ashcroft.
A proposed inland port in Kamloops already has two major customers, promoters told a meeting of regional politicians Thursday.
A list of potential customers for an intermodal terminal that would switch cargo between truck and containers is header by Mercer International, which operates the Celgar pulp mill in Castelgar.
Another major customer, Venture Kamloops CEO Jeff Putnam said is Adwood Manufacturing, North America's largest modular shelving manufacturer and a supplier to IKEA International.
Christopher Steele - Location Canada - April 2010
National borders mean very little when making location decisions. The logistics community in particular has consistently lived with the reality of the global economy — It is the nature of the business after all! And yet, even we in the location strategy business sometimes forget about the logistics powerhouse we have to the North.
The strength of the Canadian dollar, the stable regulatory environment, and the nation’s logistic network all indicate strong development opportunities for companies and investors. Canada has already embraced globalization and international trade, has developed solutions to address fuel and environmental issues, and has built a logistics industry which puts it in enviable stead for attracting business.
News Release Communique - July 14, 2010
ASHCROFT, B.C. - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, on behalf of the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced a $5-million federal funding commitment to Ashcroft Terminal for the expansion of its industrial-zoned land into a multi-user rail facility.
“Our government is proud to support this project that will have important benefits for the local economy,” said Minister Strahl. “By expanding rail access and rail service at the terminal, more industries will be able to use the facility, and this will lead to greater trade to the Asia-Pacific.”
Cam Fortems - Kamloops Daily News - July 19, 2010
ASHCROFT — Ottawa believes in an inland port beside the Thompson River and showed its support Wednesday with a $5-million investment.
Now entrepreneur Bob Landucci must convince industrial firms and the two national railways to do business at his complex — a rare location on benchland where CP and CN trains both pass by.
“Everyone talks about an inland port and what it means to the transportation corridor in Canada,” said Chuck Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon and Indian Affairs Minister.