WestGen is pleased to announce that was the 2016 recipient of the “Award of Excellence” in the Agricultural Buildings category at the 2016 Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards, held on Thursday November 17 at Cascades Casino Hotel & Convention Centre at 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC.
This prestigious award recognizes WestGen’s new office located at 1625 Angus Campbell Road, Abbotsford, BC.
Sponsored by Re/MAX Commercial and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, this gala event was designed to celebrate the best in commercial and industrial construction in the area including North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack. New institutional, commercial, industrial, multi-family, recreational and renovation projects completed between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016 were eligible.
“THE HUB OF WESTERN CANADA’S AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY”
Although the WestGen building is located in Abbotsford, the company serves farmers from all of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. WestGen is a farmer-owned and famer-directed organization, so the Abbotsford facility was built not only as an office, but also as a hub for the Western Canadian agricultural community. It features inviting seating areas, a fully-functional kitchen and large communal dining area, cryogenic storage capabilities for a variety of agricultural needs, and rentable meeting spaces for all the WestGen members to enjoy. The double-helix shaped building reflects the shape of DNA, which is the substance at the heart of genetics. At WestGen, the double-helix shape is not only the company logo- it also inspired many unique architectural features at the new Abbotsford headquarters, built by Craven Huston Powers Architects; and General Contractor, Unitech Construction Management.
WestGen has been in business for 72 years and is Western Canada’s Leader in Genetics and Reproduction. Their new building serves as a home for both their members, and their growing subsidiary companies: Cryogen Liquid Nitrogen Solutions and (after the completion of Phase 2) Boviteq West. To learn more visit www.westgen.com or call us at 604.426.1944.