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THE OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE
STAFF IS UNIQUE IN THE FACT THAT
WE ARE SIBLINGS, PARENTS, FRIENDS
AND RELATIVES OF OUR COWORKERS.
A TRULY FAMILY OWNED AND
OPERATED BUSINESS.

Once picked, items are packed and
invoiced to our customers. Orders are
received in several ways, including
handwritten or scanned from our
sales representatives, from our online
web store or via fax or email directly
from the customer. We deliver most
of the freight on our trucks, but also
send out order via couriers so that
customers can pick them up."

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The 12 year veteran of Coast
Distributors is proud of the
company's deep roots in Western
Canada. "We have been in business
for 30 years. Through those years,
we have grown with facilities and
warehouses in Kelowna and on
the lower mainland. Our outside
sales representatives service the
communities that they love and live
in. The office and warehouse staff is
unique in the fact that we are siblings,
parents, friends and relatives of our
coworkers. A truly family owned and
operated business."
The closeness of the team has
allowed the company to grow quickly
since their humble beginnings in
Lantzville on Vancouver Island. "In
my experience, when you work with
people you care about, and that
care about the company they work
for, everyone goes over and above
employee expectations. Each of us
wants to make sure every action
they take is not only helpful to the
next staff member that comes along,
but for the better of the company,"
Cooper went on to say.
Like others that work in warehouse
operations, Cooper feels proud at the
end of the day when everything falls
into place. "Getting product received,
having trucks loaded and then
delivering products to our customers
to fill their shelves is an art form. All
of these practices and procedures
working efficiently are of the utmost
importance."

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Cooper feels it's equally important
to work in a happy environment
where you feel as though you have
made a contribution. "Our company
has helped countless young people
through post-secondary education
and provided meaningful careers to
many others within the company.
The most successfully warehouses
recognize the need to use the
knowledge and experience of every
employee to create a continually
improving workplace," she explained.
As with any warehouse in Canada,
there are challenges the team at Coast
Distributors faces daily. "Weather
is one of the greatest challenges.
All types of weather mishaps can
happen. On the island with one main
highway, any accidents or weather
can shut down the road. This can lead
to vendor slowdowns as we wait for
shipments or containers to arrive."
There is also the challenge of
dealing with product. "Sometimes
is seems like there is not enough
room to fit everything in and close
the door. There can be late and last
minute adjustments or add-ons to
orders already picked, packed and
loaded. These dilemmas are why we
are constantly tweaking and adjusting
how we operate. Being in business
for so many years, we have seen all
kinds of different and unexpected
circumstances," Cooper concluded.
Learn more about
Coast Distributors at
www.coastdistributors.com. 


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018

Chair's Message
Calendar of Events
Education Events
Board of Directors
New Board Profiles
Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
BCFCA Board Members
Criteria for Choosing a Floorcovering Supplier
Concrete Placement
The Final Inspection
2018 Flooring Expo
ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BCFCA Events
President's Message
NFCA Board Members
Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
80th Anniversary Registration Form
President's Message Last Word
CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
Index to Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Chair's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - New Board Profiles
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Concrete Placement
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - The Final Inspection
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 80th Anniversary Registration Form
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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