Chris Teichrob, test bay technician at Clean Energy Compression (IMW Industries Ltd.), takes visitors on a tour of the company’s new location during an open house on Saturday. The local business is a global manufacturer of CNG (compressed natural gas) compressors and recently moved to a warehouse on South Sumas Road. Though the new 74,000 square-foot space is 8,000 square feet smaller than their old location on Progress Way, it is more efficient says general manager Colm Murphy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Big move for 100-year-old Chilliwack industry

IMW Industries has shipped nearly 3,000 natural gas compressors to 40 countries

One of Chilliwack oldest and largest companies celebrated its move to a new location with a grand opening on Saturday.

IMW Industries Ltd. – doing business now as Clean Energy Compression — is a major global manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressors. The company employes more than 100 people, including machinists, fabricators, engineers, welders and electricians.

IMW was established more than 100 years ago in Chilliwack and since 1985 has shipped thousands of units around the world.

The company has shipped almost 3,000 units since 1985 exporting to 40 different countries.

Formerly located on Progress Way, general manager Colm Murphy said the company moved the factory to a new location on Sumas Sumas Road back in September. The office moved in March and the test bay moved in May.

On Friday, Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove and council got a tour, and on Saturday it was family day for the employees and the company’s grand opening.

Coun. Harv Westeringh was at the grand opening on Saturday.

“We are very proud to have a company like this in Chilliwack and we wish you continued success over the next 100 years,” Westeringh said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Chris Teichrob, test bay technician at Clean Energy Compression (IMW Industries Ltd.), takes visitors on a tour of the company’s new location during an open house on Saturday. The local business is a global manufacturer of CNG (compressed natural gas) compressors and recently moved to a warehouse on South Sumas Road. Though the new 74,000 square-foot space is 8,000 square feet smaller than their old location on Progress Way, it is more efficient says general manager Colm Murphy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chris Teichrob, test bay technician at Clean Energy Compression (IMW Industries Ltd.), takes visitors on a tour of the company’s new location during an open house on Saturday. The local business is a global manufacturer of CNG (compressed natural gas) compressors and recently moved to a warehouse on South Sumas Road. Though the new 74,000 square-foot space is 8,000 square feet smaller than their old location on Progress Way, it is more efficient says general manager Colm Murphy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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