Tree Island Industries

Tree Island Industries, in Richmond, manufactures farm fencing, game fencing like you see along the
Coquihalla Highway, cement mesh and reinforced mesh used to shore walls in mines. Its products are
in use throughout North America.

“There’s a good chance that the nails you’ve used in a home renovation have been made by Teamster
members,” said Secretary Treasurer Walter Canta. He began work there in 1978  and is also a former
shop steward.

There are 192 Local 213 members working on the site. When the company is looking for new workers,
it contacts Teamsters Local 213’s dispatch office.

Photos by Joshua Berson