By Robert Colman
Chilliwack, B.C.-based Dura-Ramp has been building portable loading docks and loading ramps in the Lower Mainland since the
early 1990s. Its ability to create custom builds
for clients has helped the company stand out in
a niche market. Now, a number of technology
upgrades in the shop are creating efficiencies
that are making the company that much more
Like so many businesses, Dura-Ramp grew out
of a need that no local business could provide.
General Manager Brandon Edwards was working
for his father in the early ‘90s in a lumber business when the two were faced with a problem.
“We had a reload facility where we’d bring
in materials and then ship them out again to
customers across the U.S.,” Edwards recalled.
“However, the loading dock was difficult to
access directly, so we needed some kind of struc-
ture to bridge that gap, and we couldn’t find
Edwards commissioned a local fabricator to
build this loading ramp system. It worked well
In a niche market, having the right
tools at hand can make all the
Dura-Ramp GM Brandon Edwards stands in front of a loading system ready for shipping.
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