HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB marries public and private sector, philanthropy and innovation to better serve vulnerable patients         Vancouver, March 15, 2017 – A groundbreaking service for people with mental-health and substance-use challenges opens this spring at St. Paul’s Hospital that will unite emergency care, rapid access to treatment and a transition centre to provide better and faster care for this vulnerable client population. The HUB, the first emergency care model of its kind in BC, will include two fully equipped units next to the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) to care for patients, from their arrival at the ED to their transition back to their communities. Specialists will provide these patients with culturally appropriate, trauma-informed care in a dignified, private setting separate from the ED. The HUB also includes a clinic one floor above the ED where specialized addictions nurses and physicians treat those dependent on a variety of substances, including opioids. The team can provide opioid-dependent patients on replacement therapy such as Suboxone or methadone as quickly as possible. The HUB, opening amid a public-health emergency in BC, with over 900 people dying from drug overdoses last year, will help St. Paul’s busy ED deal effectively with growing needs. It sees over 10,500 patients with mental-health and substance-use issues each year, the highest number of any ED in the province. The HUB will triage an estimated 6,000 patients with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges each year, or more than half the patients who visit the ED annually, ensuring they’re directed to the appropriate care they require.  It will decrease the amount of time police wait with patients with mental-health...
Government of Canada Acquires New Portable Shelter Systems – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. Wins Contracts

Government of Canada Acquires New Portable Shelter Systems – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. Wins Contracts

Next-generation Canadian design could become new world standard VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Yesterday the Government of Canada announced that it has selected Weatherhaven as the successful bidder for its $168 million Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS). As part of the HQSS program the Department of National Defence will purchase 1,435 tactical tent-based shelter systems with an option of an additional 338 shelters. The contract also includes integrated lighting, flooring and HVAC components, for use by the Canadian Armed Forces on deployed operations within Canada and overseas. The program also allows for an initial period of in-service support, as well as the opportunity to acquire additional years of in-service support. The potential contract value could be up to $350 million exclusive of taxes. These tactical shelter systems will be designed for rapid erection and mobility, as well for strength and thermal properties, to perform under the most extreme environmental conditions. The shelters involve a unique and compact modular design – they can be used as operations and command centres for disaster relief and peacekeeping, and component parts are interchangeable to maximize efficiency and maintenance costs. “Weatherhaven is honoured to have been selected for this opportunity to deliver a leading edge Canadian-made design for Canada’sArmed Forces in its HQSS program”, said Ray Castelli, CEO of Weatherhaven, “This design combines Weatherhaven’s trademark strength and durability in extreme conditions, together with a new rapid-erect and mobility element, that makes the HQSS shelter truly a next-generation solution.” Weatherhaven’s bid was determined to be overall best value, against many of its leading competitors from around the world, based on a technical, financial and industrial assessment by Public Services and Procurement Canada. As a long-time supplier to the...
2015 Canadian Defence Executive of the Year

2015 Canadian Defence Executive of the Year

Ray Castelli, the CEO of Vancouver based, Weatherhaven,  a builder of deployable military shelters, has brought in a private equity firm to bolster capitalization and boosted revenues 5 fold over his tenure at the company. For the full CDR article, please click here: 2015 Canadian Defence Executive of the...
Weatherhaven Aquired by Fulcrum Capital Partners, Chooses to Remain 100% Canadian-Owned and Operated

Weatherhaven Aquired by Fulcrum Capital Partners, Chooses to Remain 100% Canadian-Owned and Operated

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. (“Weatherhaven”), one of the world’s leading providers of redeployable shelter systems, has completed a transaction with Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. (“Fulcrum”), which will see the Canadian-based private equity firm acquire a majority interest in the Canadian defence and infrastructure company. In connection with the transaction the founding shareholders are stepping back and will assume an advisory role while the current senior management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Ray Castelli, has reinvested and will continue to lead the Company through this next phase of growth. “We made a deliberate decision to remain 100% Canadian-owned and operated despite receiving compelling offers from strategic and financial buyers outside of Canada,” says Weatherhaven CEO Ray Castelli. Weatherhaven is one of the few companies in the Canadian Defence Review Magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Defence Firms in Canada that is 100% Canadian-owned and operated. Last year, Weatherhaven engaged a leading global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firm in the defence and aerospace industry to assist in identifying an ideal financing partner. While more than a dozen competitive bids were received from around the world, Weatherhaven ultimately chose Fulcrum Capital due to its Canadian heritage and proven track record of growing small and medium-sized companies. “Fulcrum is excited to invest in Weatherhaven alongside current management and to play a role in maximizing the growth potential of this innovative shelter solution provider,” says Fulcrum Capital Partner Michael Berkson. “We have been tracking Weatherhaven for the past five years and the timing of this investment is ideal as the potential global market opportunity for Weatherhaven’s innovative...

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CSI Norway and Weatherhaven announce Teaming Agreement

CSI Norway and Weatherhaven announce Teaming Agreement

London, U.K — CSI Norway – a global provider of containerized solutions and Weatherhaven, one of the world’s leading providers of re-deployable shelter systems is pleased to announce the signing of a Teaming Agreement. The Teaming Agreement will enable both CSI and Weatherhaven to market each firm’s products within defined geographic regions globally. Initially, CSI will offer Weatherhaven products and services to the Norwegian, Russian and Chinese markets, while Weatherhaven will represent CSI products within the Canadian marketplace. “We are delighted to be working with Weatherhaven and look forward to offering Weatherhaven’s expandable shelter technologies to both CSI’s current and future customers” stated CSI’s Managing Director – Stig Harald Andersen. Mr. Ray Castelli – Weatherhaven CEO stated, “Weatherhaven is pleased to be working with CSI Norway, a company whose products are complementary to Weatherhaven’s existing product line. This Teaming Agreement further expands Weatherhaven’s global strategy and we are excited to be working together CSI Norway – a company with an excellent reputation for quality and service”. Contact: Karianne Andersen Executive Project Manager CSI Norway Karianne@csinorway.com Craig Campbell Managing Director, Global Partnerships Weatherhaven ccampbell@weatherhaven.com About CSI Norway: CSI Norway is a global leader in containerized shelter systems. Headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway with production and development in Skien, Norway and manufacturing in Changzou, China, CSI has extensive experience in the development, production, and support of container-based solutions for both military and commercial applications. www.csinorway.com About Weatherhaven: Weatherhaven is a leading provider of portable shelters, camps and systems for remote sites around the world. It is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., and has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil....
Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East, Visits Weatherhaven

Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East, Visits Weatherhaven

BURNABY, B.C. – Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East visited Weatherhaven to announce the awarding of a significant subcontract that will create jobs in British Columbia and play an important role in supporting Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project. Weatherhaven, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been awarded a subcontract by Boeing for approximately C$5.7 million in support of the Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project which will help to create high-quality, skilled jobs in the Metro Vancouver area. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our Government’s ongoing commitment to ensure our brave men and women in uniform have the equipment they need to conduct their missions safely and effectively for decades to come,” said Minister Findlay. “At the same time, our Government is proud to say that our investments in military equipment are contributing to the creation of highly-skilled jobs across Canada – including right here in Metro Vancouver.” Weatherhaven will fit made-in-Canada portable repair and maintenance shelters for the CH-147 helicopters, which the Royal Canadian Air Force will take delivery of in the near future. These portable shelters can be trucked and/or airlifted to locations to meet the Canadian Armed Forces’ various needs in the field, both domestically and internationally. This subcontract is a result of the Government of Canada’s $1.2 billion contract award to Boeing in 2009 for the purchase of 15 medium-to-heavy lift Chinook F-model helicopters (also known as CH-147F) to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ transport requirements. The new Chinooks will be used in a wide variety of roles, from transporting equipment, troops and supplies within...
Weatherhaven Awarded US $5.6-million Boeing Contract To Support Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Program

Weatherhaven Awarded US $5.6-million Boeing Contract To Support Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Program

(Burnaby, B.C, Canada) — Weatherhaven, one of the world’s leading providers of re-deployable shelter systems, has been awarded a USD $5.6M contract by Boeing to modify and convert existing Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) shelters to portable repair and maintenance Special Equipment Shelters for Canada’s CH-147 helicopters. The Special Equipment Shelter system will be used to provide support and test equipment for the repair and maintenance capability in support of deployed operations as part of the Canadian Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH) Program.The CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH) is a multi-mission helicopter that will help meet Canada’s obligations domestically and abroad. The CH-147F fleet of helicopters will be operated out of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, in Petawawa, Ontario. Weatherhaven’s portable repair and maintenance shelters will be trucked and/or airlifted to locations as needed to meet Canadian Forces land-based operations requirements. “We are delighted to be working with Boeing to provide this important service to the Canadian military,” said Ray Castelli, the CEO of Weatherhaven. “This is further proof that Canadian manufacturers have both the talent and design excellence to provide cutting-edge products for the aerospace and military markets.” The Canadian government awarded Boeing a contract for fifteen Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopters in June 2009. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013. The CH-147F missions may include air mobile operations, special operations, casualty evacuation, tactical transport, medical evacuation, logistical transport, aid to civil power, counter-drug operations, counter-terrorism operations, humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping support. The helicopters — and Weatherhaven’s shelter systems — will operate in extremes of weather on deployed operations throughout the world during day and night conditions. About Weatherhaven: Weatherhaven is...
Weatherhaven is voted #2 among BC Business Magazine list of Top 20 Innovative companies in BC

Weatherhaven is voted #2 among BC Business Magazine list of Top 20 Innovative companies in BC

Weatherhaven Resources Ltd. With an economy built on extracting resources from remote terrain, it’s only natural that B.C. has developed expertise in supplying portable field camps to resource industries. But one company has continually innovated on the basic prefab model, to the point where it is now supplying not only mining and forestry companies with bunk houses, but militaries around the world with popup field hospitals and satellite ground stations. Burnaby-based Weatherhaven got its start in 1981 supplying remote mining operations with prefab offices and bunk houses. The initial units, like tents in the shape of Quonset huts, were reusable, easily transported and quick to set up and take down. The first milestone innovation came about 20 years ago, when the Canadian military asked for a self-contained unit complete with plumbing, electrical systems, furniture and specialty equipment. Weatherhaven’s response was its patented Mobile Expandable Container Configuration, or MECC: a standard shipping container whose walls come down to triple the floor space; soft fabric walls pop out and inside are all the fixtures and equipment. Outside are standard connections for water and electricity. “It’s plug and play,” says CEO Ray Castelli, adding that units are fully operational within a half-hour of delivery. Weatherhaven initially sold about 200 of these units to the Canadian military, and went on to sell 2,500 to armed forces around the world. The company has configured the units as surgical operating theatres, satellite ground stations, vehicle repair centres and offices. The U.S. military liked the idea, but wanted hard walls. Weatherhaven’s response was the HERcon, or hard-wall expandable redeployable container. The company secured a U.S. patent...

Weatherhaven and AAR sign licensing agreement for new HERCon™ product in the US market

First time unique patented 5-1 hard-walled expandable will be offered in US market Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada – Weatherhaven, one of the world’s leading providers of re-deployable shelter systems, announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with AAR for its new Hardwall Expandable Redeployable Container (HERCon™), to serve a significant segment of the United States market. AAR, a leading aerospace and defence company in the U.S., will have rights to market as well as manufacture, the HERCon™ product for all services and agencies within the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, as well as the Department of Justice. Weatherhaven’s unique design concept for this container system, which received a U.S. Patent in May 2012, is that it enables two, four-foot wide, containers to be connected and shipped as a single ISO eight-foot container footprint. When the walls are fully expanded, these units become 2 x 400 square foot hard-wall buildings, creating more than 800 square feet of shelter, or more than 5-1 expandability from its original ISO shipping footprint of 160 square feet (8’x20’). The unit can be fully deployed within 15 minutes and can also be pre-fabricated to fold out in to apartment units, dormitories, kitchens, medical centres and washrooms. AAR will be the first company to have the right to offer these units for sale in the United States. “This unique design has been in development for more than 6 years and has been very successfully trialed in Africa and South America,” said Ray Castelli, CEO of Weatherhaven. “We’ve proven that the ability to rapidly deploy fives times the space of an ISO container, quickly...