Delta B.C.’s Avcorp gets visit from Yelich
Jan. 25, 2012, Delta, B.C. - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), capped off a successful Metro Vancouver visit by touring Delta-based Avcorp Industries yesterday.
Avcorp was sub-contracted to build Outboard Wings for the new generation of F-35 stealth fighters. This week, the first set of plane wings were being prepared for final assembly at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Forth Worth, Texas.
"Occasions like this provide us with a valuable opportunity to witness the excellent work of Western Canada's vibrant and growing aerospace sector," said Minister Yelich. "Our Government continues to support economic development opportunities that will ensure jobs and growth for residents, businesses and organizations like this in Delta."
While at Avcorp, Minister Yelich met with President and CEO Mark van Rooij and stopped to talk with employees. "Avcorp's success is an excellent example of western Canadian aerospace innovation at its best," she stated.