Our Van-Kel Kelowna office has been a fixture in the BC irrigation industry for more than 30 years. In the fall of 2006, Van-Kel Distributors Ltd. was acquired by EMCO Corporation.
Originally a branch of Oakcreek Golf & Turf Inc., our Van-Kel Burnaby office was acquired by EMCO Corporation in 2007. Our two offices now work within the EMCO Waterworks Division, and continue to be a leading supplier of Irrigation and Landscape products in British Columbia.
Here is a link to Van-Kel’s mission statement
Van-Kel is a proud member of the IIABC, Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia, and the WCTA, Western Canada Turfgrass Association.
A History of
EMCO was initially incorporated in Ontario, Canada in 1906 as the Empire Manufacturing Company Limited and is one of Canada’s leading distributors of building materials for the residential, commercial and industrial construction markets. EMCO offers products in the distinct categories of Plumbing and Heating, Waterworks, Irrigation, Industrial, Oilfield supply and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). EMCO strives to satisfy the needs of its customers with a focused product assortment, transported and sold through an extensive network of branches, distribution warehouses and showrooms. EMCO Corporation operates under many names and styles across Canada, including the following:
Batimat |Deluxair | Drolet Products |EMCO Distribution | EMCO Industrial | EMCO Offshore | EMCO Pros Du Depot | EMCO Retail Services | EMCO Waterworks Ensuite | Frontier Mining | Heating Design Showcase by EMCO | Julmar | McKeough Supply | McLennan Sales | Phoenix Industrial Supply | Sandale Utility Products | Sumner Plumbing | Thalassa | TTL Pipe | Viau | Van-Kel Irrigation | Wamco | Wellhouse Supply | Western Supplies | Westlund | Westlund Tren-Dy Oil & Industrial Supplies | Westlund/Canadian West | Wholesale Heating | YK Plumbing and Heating Supplies
EMCO is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for our employees, our customers and our suppliers. Each location has a designated Health and Safety (H&S) representative who acts as a Safety Champion at each of our locations. The Heath and Safety Rep ensures that various policies and procedures are in place including, but not limited to:
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials) Training
TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) Training
Level One First Aid attendant at each location
Workplace Inspections are completed on a monthly basis
EMCO’s strategic priority is to ensure that our employees, customers and vendors stay safe and that at EMCO, nobody gets hurt!