Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii), a Canadian green construction technology company, is constructing a new green manufacturing plant on the southern end of Vancouver Island.
The plant, which represents an investment of approximately $50 million, seeks to accelerate Vancouver Island’s transition toward a cleaner economy.
Through its Nexii Certified Manufacturing program, the Vancouver-based company provides local independent manufacturing businesses with access to its operating systems and protocols to produce Nexii building products in their regions. The new Vancouver Island facility, known as Alexzi Building Solutions Inc., will be developed under the program.
“We are excited to enter into a new Nexii Certified Manufacturing agreement with our partners on Vancouver Island, which will see Alexzi Building Solutions Inc. use Nexii’s breakthrough green technology to produce our sustainable building products in the region,” said Stephen Sidwell, CEO of Nexii Building Solutions. “Vancouver Island is home to some of the fastest-growing cities in the province, and it is essential to ensure that all new construction on the Island is also green construction.”
“Green technology innovation in our manufacturing sector is essential as we continue to move toward a low-carbon economy,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation of British Columbia. “In addition to being a tremendous job creator, this partnership advances our government’s CleanBC goals by encouraging the construction of buildings with smaller carbon footprints.”
Alexzi Building Solutions Inc. will be operated by a group of professionals with experience in manufacturing and real estate and will be led by local businesswomen Amber Simpson and Elizabeth Liu, QC. Alexzi is currently in the process of identifying possible sites for the new 13,935-m2 (150,000-sf) facility, and the plant is expected to be operational later this year or in early 2022.