By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: June 2, 2012
Westburne, a wholesale supplier of electrical products, is closing shop in June.
Westburne operated from an approximately, 10,000 sq-ft shop on Discovery Way in the business park for eight years. It sold electrical products for commercial and housing developments.
The business flourished uptill the Olympics, but declined after it, said manager Phil Urch.
When the lease came up for renewal this month, the company decided not to renew it.
“The company doesn’t think there would be a significant growth here,” Urch said.
Two employees will lose their job because of the closure.
Urch said it was his personal opinion that commercial and residential construction in town is picking up.
“We have a number of electrical companies here, and they need supplies,” he said.
Not too far from it, another business is expanding.
Allied Salvage & Metals, a Richmond based scrap metal recycling company, is expanding its business to Squamish.
Allied bought the present scrapyard, and is now moving the business into a bigger facility on Industrial Way.