A Celebration 25 Years in the Making

A Special Holiday Gala: CWA Celebrates 25 Years of Engineering Innovation

This past holiday season CWA Engineers marked a significant milestone, celebrating its 25th anniversary during the company’s annual holiday event.

President Ray Chu, one of the founders, gave staff a whistle-stop tour of the company’s history. He spoke about CWA’s beginnings in the wood products industry, its expansion into the construction materials, public, and energy sectors, and the development of its expertise the mining and ports and terminals sectors.

Ray also highlighted the company’s growing reach; from many early projects in BC and throughout Canada, CWA expanded and now has a list of satisfied clients in countries such as Peru, Columbia, Greenland, the US, and Mongolia. He added that, over the 25-year period, CWA has completed over 3,000 projects across a variety of sectors.

The People Behind the Company

Ray Chu spoke at length about the people at CWA Engineers, proudly acknowledging that a company is only as strong as the team behind it. There was also room for a little nostalgia, courtesy of Vice Presidents and principals, Mark Malecek and Steven Yee. The former employed literary methods, while the latter chose a visual account of the changes that have taken place at CWA over the years.

Mark recited his own version, an engineer’s take, on a well-known Christmas poem, in which CWA and its employees were the protagonists. Steve Yee, on the other hand, produced a visual timeline of the company and it’s team of 100+ employees (complete with portraits), illustrating just how much we have all changed and grown along with the company. While on the mic, Steven also named Project Manager, Stan Dueck as the winner of CWA’s 14th Annual Innovation Awards.

A Nod to the Past with an Eye Toward the Future

While the 25th anniversary celebrations focused on what the company has achieved to date, there was also excitement about recent developments, such as CWA’s newly renovated offices, the rapid expansion of its team, and new projects in the pipeline.

President Ray Chu stated that all past and current CWA employees should be extremely proud of what has been accomplished over the past quarter century—and that there’s more to come. Noting the company’s recent expansion, he affirmed that CWA’s strong reputation in the engineering industry puts it on a stable footing going forward. Speaking on behalf of his management team, Ray added that he is excited to see what the future holds in store for CWA and its employees.