Bamberton Cement Factory
The Bamberton cement factory was built in 1912-1913 by the Portland Cement Construction Company (later renamed the Associated Cement Company (Canada) Limited), a Canadian subsidiary of Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (1900) Ltd., one of the leading British cement companies of the period.
In February 1919, the Associated Cement Company (Canada) Limited merged with the Vancouver Portland Cement Company to become the British Columbia Cement Company.
The British Columbia Cement Company was controlled by Edward Rogers Wood, who had controlled the Vancouver Portland Cement Company at Tod Inlet. Robert Butchart was appointed President of the British Columbia Cement Company, a position he held until his death in 1943.
Here are links to some historic photographs of Bamberton:
- BC Archives photo H-04477 – circa 1940
- BC Archives photo I-27578 – aerial photo, 1957
The Bamberton cement plant operated until 1980, when it ceased operations.
Here is a map showing the location of the former Bamberton cement factory:
Here are some photographs of the ruins of the Bamberton Cement factory in 2004:
Bamberton cement factory ruins, 2004 (photo by author)
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