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Series S8 - Engineering and maintenance records

British Columbia Sugar Refining Co. Ld. Vancouver B.C., May 1899 Photograph of two different styles of clamp; one made by Bartlett and Son and the other  by Symes British Columbia Sugar Refining Co. Ltd. Strainers before pans Strainers before pans Wet and Soaking Hoppers Management, supervisors and office staff pictured in front of bins Wash House, Pulp Drier & Wet Hopper in background West end pulp warehouse Waste water pumphouse and start of sheet pile driving Pulp Warehouse Steel Pouring Wet Hopper Wash House Flume Forming Pumphouse, sumps, looking north Packing house foundations from top of machine shop East sump, looking north Pumphouse Wash house foundation Structural Steel, Pulp Warehouse Pouring Main Building Column Foundations Main building foundation Soaking hopper forms before steel erection Excavating at Waste Water Pump House Machine Shop and Storeroom Beginning of erection of waste water pumphouse wall forms - looking south Main building foundations from Bulk Storage looking south Applying 20 year bonded roof on cupola of Bulk Storage bins General View of building area Third Lift forms for Sugar Warehouse Elev. 184 Elev. 209 Night Operation Opening night Night Operation Say When! Moving the Jacks on No. 4 Bin Removing scaffolding Forming Cupola on Bins Second life of Sugar Warehouse Walls Pumphouse, looking north Forming Pulp Warehouse foundation wall Pouring chimney foundation Pouring north foundation wall of Pulp Warehouse View of inside wall forms of Sugar Warehouse Bulk Storage bins with cupola stripped and penthouse forms in place West end connection steel of sugar warehouse Erecting Machine Shop Steel Bulk Storage Bins, Cupola and Penthouse with outside forms removed Seond Life Forms on Machine Shop with Pulp Drier and Pulp Warehouse in Background Excavating Main Water Line and Loading Transite Pipe
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Engineering and maintenance records

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  • 1899-1986 (Creation)

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2.31 m textual records and other materials

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Series consists of files documenting the design, acquisition and maintenance of the manufacturing systems at the BC Sugar refinery in Vancouver, as well as facilities at its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Alberta and the Dominican Republic.

The records include vendor catalogues, technical bulletins and manuals for a wide variety of manufacturing and other plant equipment and tools. The records also include maintenance plans and feasibility studies, maintenance account records documenting the costs associated with maintaining equipment in various departments, technical drawings of plant equipment, and maps of the Vancouver refinery site.

The series includes one sub-series documenting production and engineering activities at the BC Sugar subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, the Ozama Sugar Plantation and Factory. The series also includes sub-series which document the construction, upgrading and renovations to the three sugar beet refineries operated by the BC Sugar subsidiary in Alberta, Canadian Sugar Factories.

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Series also includes 760 photographs, 2 photograph albums (351 photographs), 9 technical drawings and 7 maps.

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