Highlands Irrigation has won the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for the Resource Industry in Kamloops. The family owned company was started in Williams Lake in 1974 by Dick and Donna Ford and expanded to Kamloops in 2007. Pictured standing in the back row are Julie Ford (left)

Highlands Irrigation has won the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for the Resource Industry in Kamloops. The family owned company was started in Williams Lake in 1974 by Dick and Donna Ford and expanded to Kamloops in 2007. Pictured standing in the back row are Julie Ford (left)

Highland Irrigation honoured by Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Highlands Irrigation was proud to receive the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for the Resource Industry in Kamloops.

Highlands Irrigation was proud to receive the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for the Resource Industry in Kamloops.

Highlands Irrigation (the Waterpeople) are leaders in irrigation providing innovative and reliable water management solutions mainly for the agriculture industry.

Established in 1974 by Dick and Donna Ford, the company is family owned and operates from it’s head office in Williams Lake.

In 2007 Highlands expanded to a branch office in Kamloops.

Led by Chris Ford the branch expanded in 2011 to a 2,400 square-foot store front, warehouse and larger yard to carry more inventory.

Water is a valuable resource and Highlands specializes in water management providing irrigation systems to effectively water crops.

Highlands focus is on forage production for livestock feed, specifically for the dairy and beef sectors but including all agricultural pursuits.

Products include Lindsay Centre Pivots, Wheel Lines, Hose Reels, Pumps and many other water related products.

Pumps and pipes are integral to the systems and Highland’s focus is to ensure efficient use of water.

A wide variety of peripheral interests include livestock water management systems to isolate livestock from the waterways, as well as intake structures and screens to protect fish. The team supplies various mining operations with irrigation equipment for reclamation, dust suppression along with fish-proof intake systems and efficient pumps.

Highlands prides itself in providing excellent customer service with integrity and honesty.

The staff takes a strong interest in their customers and their customers operations to ensure that they fully understand their customers water management requirements.

Highlands staff is committed to an on-site design service to gather information on water source, elevation changes, shape of fields, proposed crop and expected labour input to ensure the best irrigation system design.

In accepting the award Dick Ford said he is very proud of his dedicated long time staff, the product he represents and his family support.

 

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