As we bid farewell to another remarkable year, it's only fitting to take a moment to reflect on the journey that was 2023. A year filled with its share of challenges and triumphs, it has taught us valuable lessons, brought unexpected joys, and reinforced the importance of gratitude in our lives.
In a world that often seems to move at an ever-accelerating pace, we would like to take a step back to appreciate the blessings of this past year.
Industry recognition is more than shiny awards or trophies, it is an acknowledgment of the tireless efforts, innovative thinking, and unwavering commitment that drives excellence at Secure-Rite. We are so grateful to be among so many incredible business leaders, partners, and to work with a team who pushes the envelope every day and wants to do well by others.
2023 Kelowna Chamber Mid-Size Business of the Year Award
This esteemed accolade highlights a commitment to excellence, innovation, and outstanding contributions to the business community. The judging panel, comprised of independent volunteer judges from the Okanagan, recognized Secure-Rite's exceptional growth, dedication to a ‘prosperity for purpose’ approach to business and corporate social responsibility, and unwavering core values demonstrated by the entire team.
GOLD Winner of the 2023 Best of Kelowna ‘Best Storage Company’ Award
Local businesses are the pulse behind our community and the Best of Kelowna allows all of us the opportunity to celebrate and put our favorites in the spotlight. We are so thankful to our community for voting us as the BEST Storage Company in Kelowna, and we would like to congratulate all of the other nominees and finalists who keep Okanagan commerce thriving.
2023 NPSA Special Deliveries Award
Secure-Rite Structures was tasked with building, certifying, and delivering two 20’x8’ units that when combined, would make a 20’x16’ workshop. Weighing nearly 5,000 lbs. each, Northspan Explorations required that the units be transported using a Chinook Helicopter to a remote mining site in Yukon, Canada!
Read about some of our other exciting container deliveries to places like Antarctica and Africa!
From envisioning the possibilities to navigating the complexities of logistics and construction, every step taken towards a new location is a testament to the dedication and collaborative effort of a team committed to success.
The New Secure-Rite Calgary Yard
Secure-Rite Calgary has upgraded to a new and improved storage yard just six minutes down the road from our previous one! Our new Calgary yard is now located at 4010 6A Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4B1, where our Branch and Yard Staff are ready to welcome you with a tour of the yard and answer any questions you might have about storage or structural needs!
Now Serving Prince George
Secure-Rite Mobile Storage is now proudly providing storage and structural solutions in Northern British Columbia! Between home moves, commercial development, construction, mining, and more, we are excited to bring the Secure-Rite Way to our northern communities.
One of the most profound reflections we make every year is the strength of human connection. Whether it was through virtual meetings, in-person gatherings, acts of kindness, or the simple yet powerful act of checking in on teammates, partners, or loved ones, we found solace in the bonds that tie us together. The importance of family, friendship, and communities that support each other are more evident than ever.
2822 Royal Westminster Regiment Army Cadets
Secure-Rite is a proud supporter of local youth and empowering them towards leadership. The 2822 Royal Westminster Regiment Army Cadets train youth between the ages of 12 and 18 through weekly parades and weekend field exercises. Secure-Rite Surrey is happy to help by providing two storage units and allowing them frequent access to retrieve equipment for Army Cadet activities!
Grillin’ For Good with the Central Okanagan Food Bank
This summer, family, and colleagues came together with Secure-Rite and the Central Okanagan Food Bank and served up 150 burgers and drinks, and countless iced cream cones (thanks to Foothills Creamery!) to the community. Thank you to everyone who lent a hand in a day filled with comradery and awareness on food security!
Cram The Can with the Central Okanagan Food Bank
What impact can 20' of space have? Approximately 13,000 lbs. worth of food donations! Secure-Rite works with the Central Okanagan Food Bank every year to ensure that those in need are fed hope and nourishment through initiatives like Cram The Can and Fill The Container food drives in an ongoing effort to fight hunger.
Lend A Paw Pet Food Foundation aims to help support companion animals in the Okanagan whose owners are experiencing pet food insecurity. Secure-Rite is a proud partner in storage space for food and supply donations!
The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas Warehouse in Calgary strives to deliver Christmas spirit into the homes and hearts of those who need it most and invite everyone to believe (again!) in the true spirit and The Magic of Christmas. Secure-Rite is a proud partner in warehouse space, providing 14 mobile storage rentals for donations storage, pick-ups and deliveries all at a highly discounted rate!
For the past 11 years, Kelowna Santas has helped spread festive cheer to families across the Okanagan by providing gifts and toys to those who need a little extra help during the holiday season. In partnership with NowMedia Group, Kelowna Toyota, Total Restoration, TD, and several other amazing community partners, we helped gather gift donations and deliver joy to 431 families and 1,100 kids in communities across the Okanagan this year!
2023 marked an exciting year for the Secure-Rite Structures Team in the way of innovative and custom projects; from spill containment units, designer offices, accommodations units, to power hubs being sent to the top of mountains and beyond. These projects are emblematic of a tried, tested, and true process, in-house design and production experts, and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do.
EECOL Electric Industrial Vending Machines
Access to tools and supplies is essential for the smooth operation of business in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, and transportation. Industrial vending machines like this one are filled with a selection of tools, components, and consumable items necessary for a given project or job site. Custom container solutions make it easy to relocate from one site to the next, protect stock from the elements, reduce maintenance downtime, and improve availability!
CVRD Designer Office
The beauty of building a sales office from shipping containers is that you can easily move your sales office from one site to the next! Shipping container structures are weatherproof, secure, highly functional, and give you all the benefits of a permanent site office without the cost or commitment to one location.
Spill Trays For Mining
Shipping container spill containment units can be a valuable solution for managing potential spills and leaks at mining sites. These custom units provide a controlled environment to contain hazardous materials, prevent environmental contamination, and help you to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
These containers are modified to be equipped with spill containment features such as spill trays, drip pans, and secondary containment systems. In the event of a leak or spill, the containment unit helps prevent the hazardous materials from spreading and causing environmental damage.
Click here for a quick video walk-through of this spill containment unit!
Fresh Air Experience Kelowna
Shipping containers have found innovative uses in the retail industry, providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions for pop-ups, product displays, and on-site storage.
Our friends at Fresh Air Experience went with a rugged, industrial look using modified multi-trip containers to display their sporting goods!
2023 was a reminder that the world is in a constant state of flux, and our ability to adapt and find gratitude in the midst of change is a powerful tool for personal and professional well-being. Gratitude is not about denying the challenges we face, but about acknowledging and facing them with grace, while also appreciating the goodness that coexists. From the Secure-Rite family to yours, we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2024!