Cranbrook Compression Company Goes Global

Mike Sanderman, Applied Compression Systems

Mike Sanderman says many folks in Cranbrook don’t know Applied Compression Systems exists. That’s because it’s making a name for itself by supplying specialty compressors for clients who are usually outside of the area … in fact, around the world.

Sanderman is the operations manager. He says Applied Compression Systems started four years ago. However, business really began 11 years ago with its sister company Canadian Purcell Machinery.

“We are a family owned company and we started in Calgary. We spent summers over here in B.C. and we started selling used compressors and then people wanted specialty new ones and couldn’t find anybody to build them.”

Applied just hired three new full-time employees bringing its total staff to 12 people. Plans are to possibly hire two more folks within six months. This growth is in large part due to the Canadian and U.S. economies picking up.

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