Valid Manufacturing acquired West Coast Electric on June 30, 2021. (Valid Manufacturing image)

Valid Manufacturing acquired West Coast Electric on June 30, 2021. (Valid Manufacturing image)

Salmon Arm’s Valid Manufacturing acquires West Coast Electric

Valid said merger will enhance presence in infrastructure, utility, industrial and municipal markets

A Salmon Arm employer, Valid Manufacturing, has acquired another company.

On June 30, Valid purchased West Coast Electric (WCE), an electrical manufacturer and integrator. Kamela Cosacchi, marketing coordinator at Valid, said the move was made to increase Valid’s presence in the infrastructure, utility, industrial and municipal markets.

Cosacchi said Valid will continue to market and sell the WCE brand.

Chad Shipmaker, Valid’s CEO, said Valid looks forward to building on WCE’s relationships with cities and municipalities in western Canada.

“The acquisition of West Coast Electric into Valid strategically combines two well established companies within the Electrical Industry,” he said.

WCE’s primary focus to this point has been in design and fabrication of integrated kiosks and enclosures, said Cosacchi.

Tom McWilliam, Valid’s director of sales — electrical, said WCE complements Valid’s product offerings.

“This acquisition brings many years of design and development expertise to our organization,” he said.

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