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Britco Receives Three Awards from Modular Building Institute

For Immediate Release

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (March 24, 2014) – Britco took home three top honors at the Modular Building Institute (MBI) Awards in held in San Antonio, Texas on March 24.

“Britco is very proud to be recognized by the Modular Building Institute for our 2013 succes ses,” said Mike Ridley, President of Britco. “ These international awards are important achievements for Britco and reflect the hard work and dedication of the very talented design and construction teams we have at Britco.”

Selected by the MBI for the best marketing piece in the industry in North America , Britco’s new Aboriginal logo was the result of a Design C ompetition sponsored by Britco that drew over 250 entries from 125 of BC’s Aboriginal artists. The winning design was submitted by Andr ew Dexel from the Nlakapmux Nation of the Interior Salish in south – central British Columbia . Dexel ’s Thunderbird Soaring depicts direction, determina tion and a focus on the future – values consistent with Britco’s business.

Britco’s Atlantic Power Offic e earned its MBI Award for best Permanent Office under 10,000 square feet in North A merica in part for its ability to maximize office space on limited available land with minimal impact on the environment. The site included challenges such logging road access, overhead power lines and a crane lift requiring custom engineering.

The Terminal Sys tems Building that Britco constructed received the aw ard for best Permanent Institutional or Assembly over 5,000 square feet in North America. The two – storey administration building was designed to meet high compliance standards for multiple uses on a very compact site in an industrial environment at Port Metro Vancouver’s marine container terminal.

The MBI is the trade association representing companies in Canada, the United States and 14 other countries involved in the construction and distribution of commercial modular buildings.

Entries were reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non – industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing pro fessionals. Building entries were judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation and sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency and calendar days t o complete. Marketing pieces were judged on stated objectives, creativity, methodology and results.

Contact: Meghan Cairns
Communications Manager
mcairns@britco.com
604.679.9032

About Britco

With approximately 1,000 employees and operations in Australia, Canada, and the United States, Britco is one of the largest modular construction companies in the industry.

Britco provides temporary and permanent residential and commercial modular buildings an d offers leading design – build c a pa bilities as well as turn – key construction management services for a wide range of customers in the construction, energy and resource sectors.

Britco is headquartered in Langley, British Columbia and its parent company is WesternOne Inc., (TSX: WEQ).

Additional information about Britco and WesternOne is available at www.britco.com , www.weq.ca or www.sedar.com .

About the Modular Building Institute

Founded in 1983, the MBI is a non – profit trade association serving the modular construction industry. It is MBI’s mission to support the modular construction industry by encouraging innovation, quality, and professionalism through communication, educat ion and recognition. www.modular.org

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