Port Alberni company earns $10,000 grant from Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Bill Collette, second from left, of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulates Cydney Pedersen, Archie Cardinal and Darien Edgeler of DBA Silencing on receiving one of 62 grants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to assist the business after the coronavirus pandemic. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

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A Port Alberni business has been awarded $10,000 from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to help them overcome challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DBA Silencing is a privately-owned company headquartered in Port Alberni—it is part of Archie Cardinal’s stable of businesses, and is located in the same compound as Handy Andy Rentals at 4917 Burde Street. DBA Silencing was one of Cardinal’s first businesses along with Handy Andy—he also owns, among others, Slammers Gym and the Italian Canadian Events Centre, both on Sixth Avenue.

“We do work for the logging industry and fishing industry, but mainly we make exhaust systems for the mining industry,” said Darien Edgeler, who manages DBA Silencing with his wife, Cydney Pedersen.