Warehousing and Shipping
Canned salmon was labelled and boxed in the warehouse. Cans were fed into automatic labelling machines. Each can had a colourful label glued on. Cans were then packed into wooden or cardboard cases for shipment. The British Columbia salmon canning industry measured production by the case. Since 1876, the standard industry case size has been 48 pounds of canned salmon. Cases of British Columbia canned salmon were sent by ship and by rail to markets around the world.