Ocean Concrete added a state-of-the-art 200+ meter per hour plant to its roster at its operating site in Surrey, BC. As part of Metro Vancouver operations, the plant will provide support to Ocean Concrete, Rempel Bros. Concrete, and Allied Ready Mix Concrete customers.
The plant, which is located under the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey, is the site of a former seasonal fishing village shared by First Nations people from locations as far as Nanaimo, Lummi Washington, and Squamish.
In recognition of the site’s history, Ocean Concrete, a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited funded the commissioning of drums at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre by artist Brandon Gabriel, and a permanent sculpture at the entrance to the plant by artists Drew Atkins and Phyllis Atkins.
An art unveiling ceremony held on May 30, 2016 celebrated the history and significance of the First Nations community; the ceremony was a collaboration between the Kwantlen First Nation, the City of Surrey and Ocean Concrete. We appreciate the symbolism captured by the art that incorporates and meshes historical significance of the land with current land use.