Metric Modular, formerly known as Britco, is hosting a community appreciation event to connect with locals. (Submitted)

Metric Modular, formerly Britco, hosting tours, lunch

Community appreciation event reaching out to locals

Metric Modular, formerly known as Britco, is hosting its second community appreciation event Thursday at its facilities on Tower Road.

The modular construction company has facilities in Penticton and Agassiz, and is one of the largest of its kind in North America.

Doug Dewhirst, the company’s environmental health and safety supervisor, said the company is one of the biggest employers in the area, and is hoping to reach out to the community with its community appreciation event.

Attendees can bring little ones to enjoy bouncy castles, face painting, a magician, DJ and a free hot dog lunch. Metric Modular will be giving facility tours to anyone curious about their modular construction projects.

“We want to invite people to come take a look and see what we do. We’re a great big building at the edge of town and so we will open our doors,” said Dewhirst.

“We want to let the local community know that we still have a presence here. In recent years there’s been quite an economic downturn in the energy sector…the rumblings that were coming locally were that we had closed down…so last year when we did [the community appreciation event] we wanted to remind everybody that we are still in the community that we still have a presence and are connected.”

The former ‘Britco’ plant has been in Agassiz since 1989, but recently transitioned to Metric Modular after being purchased by an Alberta company.

Any locals who want to enjoy some lunch and fun in the sunshine are invited to 1825 Tower Road, Agassiz on Thursday, June 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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