Jerry Simpson, like many others at that time decides to migrate north of the border in the winter of 1948-49. It didn’t take long for the opportunity of starting a company of his own to present itself. This is how Simpson Elevation Company came to be.

Jerry’s wife Marilyn was all the help Jerry needed at the time, working the Stadia rod. The couple lived in Edmonton for 2.5 years and relocated to Calgary in 1952 all while working out of their home.

One of the first employees was a draftsman named Gordie Johnson. Although he never was interested in owning shares, he was one of Jerry’s most dedicated employees.