Company History
40s - E.H. Price Limited is founded in 1946
1946
Ernest H. Price founded E.H. Price Limited in 1946.
Originally conceived as a consulting engineering firm, the Price organization started out as a sales company, distributing air distribution products.
Price was the manufacturer’s agent for Hart & Cooley, Farr and Maid-o-mist, as well as their own branded line of fill & vent caps for oil furnaces.
50s - Offices and Warehouses Established
E.H. Price offices were established in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Regina.
The first distribution warehouse was located in Edmonton, and served the western Canadian market.
During this decade, Price continued to forge strategic relationships for Canadian distribution of US made air distribution products.
60s – Price’s Expansion into Manufacturing / Canadian Sales Expansion
1961
E.H. Price became the Canadian sales and manufacturing agent for Titus.
1961
The first distribution warehouse was located in Edmonton, and served the western Canadian market.
1966
During this decade, Price continued to forge strategic relationships for Canadian distribution of US made air distribution products.
70s – Price’s Own Products Developed & Manufactured Internally
1970
A new 42,150 sq ft facility, including the first Price development lab, was built in St. Jerome, Quebec.
1972
Price entered a strategic partnership with Alcan Aluminum, which later became APEL Extrusions.
1973
A new 23,400 square foot facility was built in Calgary. APEL continues to serve the needs of all Price companies to this day.
1974
Price became the exclusive Canadian sales agent for Greenheck Fans, an agreement which is still strong to this day. Price also manufactured a small portion of the Greenheck line.
1975
This year saw the launch of the Price Data Center, the first mainframe computer the company ever purchased, and the beginning of the conversion of all data processing to automated systems. The Dartmouth sales office was also added this year.
1978
The Winnipeg head office was relocated to a new 22,400 sq ft office building on the Raleigh Street site. The new head office included a sophisticated product development laboratory.
80s – Manufacturing & Sales Expand into Asia & the United States
1982
Price Asia Manufacturing Company was established in Singapore to manufacture Price product for Asia Pacific markets. A second plant was opened in Kuala Lumpur in 1986
1983
Price purchased its first CNC turret press in Singapore. This was a major step toward automated manufacturing.
Additional offices were added in Moncton (1984) and Hamilton (1986), followed by an expansion in Toronto to a new 21,000 sq ft facility (1987). Montreal also moved to a new 10,500 square foot home in 1988.
1986
The company’s first CAD system was purchased, giving the Engineering group never before seen abilities in speed and accuracy.
1987
Price announced its intentions to enter the U.S. market. By the end of the year, the company had appointed 26 independent rep offices.
1989
Price leased an 80,000 sq. ft. plant, thus beginning the manufacture of Price products in the United States. Price Industries was born.
90s – Distribution & Training efforts are Focused on the American Market / Price Becomes the Leader in Software Tools for the Air Distribution Industry
1995
A decision was made to construct Price’s new home just north of Atlanta, Georgia. This new 174,000 square foot state-of-the art facility quickly began producing a vast majority of Price products.
1998
Price launched their first Price Technical Center, to serve as a hands on training facility for Price Representatives. This facility, located adjacent to the Atlanta plant, is a virtual air distribution playground for engineers, sales reps and architects. It features nearly all of the Price family of products, including interactive flow visualization rooms.
Price became the industry leader in technology by making massive investments in software development, which has so far produced the Price Digital Catalog, the Price Training Modules and RepNet.
2000s – Manufacturing expands in the US with the creation of Price Industries Phoenix
2000
A major expansion of the Winnipeg head office was concluded, adding significant office space as well as a Machine Development Center, Electronic Development Center and expansion to the Winnipeg lab.
Continued expansion and rising sales in the American market prompted a major move for Price Industries – the establishment of the third Price air distribution facility just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. This 130,000 square foot plant produces products that are sold primarily to the Western U.S. market. The plant is situated in an active commercial community and has plenty of room to expand.
The Phoenix facility also houses the Price Technical Center West, which is a replica of the Center in Atlanta. This allows the Western U.S. market to access Price training resources much closer to home.
With the addition of this facility, Price now operates a “3-Plant” distribution system, and can access most cities in North America in one trucking day.

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