Company looks for new Terrace office space

Triton Environmental Consultants expects to have 20 employees on staff by the end of the year.

  • Jun. 22, 2012 6:00 a.m.

AS business picks up in the northwest, preparations are being made by a local consulting firm to keep up with the pace.

Triton Environmental Consultants’ business has been ramping up alongside major projects, its staff nearly doubling in the last two years and expected to triple come December.

It has been looking for a new space to house workers and also more of its equipment — eyeing three lots on the corner of Greig and Apsley.

Last week, city council approved zoning changes to accommodate a new use for the space, bringing the company that much closer to building new office and storage space there.

While the company, which provides environmental consultation and monitoring services, has yet to purchase the property, which takes in the former Greyhound bus depot and a Chinese restaurant, Triton project manager Cody Latimer said the company wanted the zoning change approved prior to buying.

This is not a confirmed sale,” he said. “If we do decide to move and we do decide to purchase, then the building is applicable to our business.”

But Triton needed to come up with basic plans for what it would do with the space, which would involve a complete renovation and building a storage space in the current parking lot.

The purpose of rebuilding a facility would be “to show our commitment to the area and obviously to have a nice presence within the community and a nice work space for our employees,” said Latimer.

Triton is now in the Trigo building on Kalum but has outgrown the space.

New facilities would provide 2000 to 3000 square feet of storage space with roughly 3000 square feet of office space, said Latimer.

We’re steadily increasing and we’re pre-planning for what’s anticipated to come near August,” he said. “The budget for the project hasn’t been confirmed.”

Triton now has 14 people in Terrace, up from six two years ago. It expects to have 20 on staff by the end of the year.

Clients in the region include Shell Canada, Kitimat LNG, Swift Power, Pacific Northern Gas and Bechtel (Rio Tinto Alcan’s primary contractor on its Kitimat aluminum smelter rebuilding project) .








Just Posted

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

BC BUDGET: NDP cracks down on speculators, hidden ownership

Foreign buyers’ tax extended to Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Vancouver Island

BC BUDGET: Payroll tax replaces medical premiums

Health spending to increase $1.5 billion for drugs, primary care teams

Northwest Community College board appointments made

New board members have NDP flavour

Terrace runner earns honour for U20 Team Canada

Tyler Dozzi takes silver in Pan American Cross Country Championships, gold with U20 team

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban

The potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules according to economic development minister

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

Most Read