NEWS:

Morinwood Expands to New Production Facility
in the Keating Cross Industrial Park

On September 1, 2010, Morinwood opened its new production facility in the Keating Cross Industrial Park. The new 7,500 square foot plant is dedicated to architectural millwork production for Morinwood’s customers on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. Estimating, engineering and production are integrated at the same location. The plant continues Morinwood’s tradition of innovative automation to support its team of skilled trades people.


IN THE MEDIA:

Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Video
Features Morinwood Walls

The Vancouver Convention Centre is recognized for its unique aesthetic approach. The interior walls, created by Morinwood, Inc., were assembled with 6,000 planks of sustainable BC hemlock, and were stacked by a Kuka robotic arm a first for the B.C. woodworking industry.

Morinwood Project Manager Tom Morin is featured in a new video posted by the Convention Centre, as he discusses the process of putting together these innovative and awe-inspiring interior walls for the convention centre. The space has been awarded the GO GREEN certificate from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for industry-approved, environmental best practices in building management.


PRODUCT LAUNCH:

Morinwood Launches FORESTwall Panel System

FORESTwall Architectural Panels
The advanced architectural wall panel system Morinwood, Inc. developed for the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project (VCCEP) is now available for wider use, under the name FORESTwall.

FORESTwall panels combine the natural beauty of wood with highly desirable environmental and acoustic properties. The panels are efficient to ship, install and maintain. Please contact Morinwood with contractor or wholesale inquiries.


WEB SITE LAUNCH:

A Dedicated Web Site for FORESTwall

A FORESTwall web site dedicated to the new panel system was launched in May 2009.

The site provides more complete information about the benefits and features of FORESTwall panels, including a photo gallery. The site’s content is initially available in English and German.


IN THE MEDIA:

The Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion is Open

Victoria Times-Colonist, November 6, 2008
“The local wood was front and centre yesterday as Premier Gordon Campbell toured Morinwood Inc., the Victoria company manufacturing the wood cladding that will finish the walls of the $900-million conference centre expansion.
Campbell told reporters it’s an example of a B.C. company working to showcase the strength of the province [...].”
Vancouver Sun, April 4, 2009
“Jaime Galley of Vancouver was delighted with the West Coast inspired design. “I think the space is absolutely fantastic and it’s unlike anything else in the city,” she enthused. “There’s definitely a natural inspiration with the interior. Like the beautiful wood mosaic walls and exposed wood beams and green roof — it’s just great.”
Vancouver Province, April 5, 2009