KELOWNA, BC, January 22, 2018 - Kelowna manufacturer Vitalis Extraction Technology has advanced to the final stage of the Small Business BC (SBBC) Awards, reaching the top 5 finalists for Best International Trade with Friday’s announcement.

Vitalis is one of two Kelowna-based companies to make the top 5 in any SBBC category. "This is great recognition for the hard work, effort, and dedication of our amazing team," noted Vitalis co-founder, Pete Patterson. "We're very honored to make the top 5, and to be representing Kelowna's manufacturing sector." With continual innovation, research, and development, Vitalis is emerging as a global leader in industrial applications within the international botanical oil extraction industry.

The Small Business BC Awards annually recognize the outstanding achievements of BC's entrepreneurs. These awards are a celebration of the contributions small business owners make to their local communities and to the global economy.

Vitalis Extraction Technology was founded in 2016, manufacturing and distributing industrial botanical oil extraction equipment. Comprised of engineers, academics and business professionals, the Vitalis team is on the forefront of emerging Canadian and global markets.