In this week’s edition of Road to Recovery with Douglas Magazine, CHEK’s Jasmine Bala sits down with Ray Brougham, owner of Victoria-based Rainhouse Manufacturing.
Rainhouse provides expertise at every stage of the manufacturing process, from the idea to the creation, according to its website. The company is a service provider, manufacturing product for external clients in the defense, marine, technology, medical and scientific industries.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Brougham says they’ve had to pivot and shift gears. Rainhouse has invested heavily in automated machinery to make their own products to sell, instead of building product for other clients.
Now, Rainhouse is designing, testing and certifying their own battery packs for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company is one of 24 recipients of the province’s Supply Chain Resiliency Grant, a one-time grant of $400,000 for manufacturing projects that support economic recovery and strengthen the supply chain in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brougham discusses in this segment what the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the manufacturing industry has been and how the company has had to pivot.
Road to Recovery is done in partnership with Douglas Magazine.