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1967
Kenneth C. Rowe starts Industrial Marine Products Limited.
1969
IMP opens U.K. Fishing Gear Co. in Grimsby, U.K.
1970
IMP buys Fairey Canada Limited consisting of two hangars at the Halifax airport and creates the Aerospace Division.
1973
Holiday Inn was built.
1976
IMP buys Hammonds Plains factory from N.S. Government Agency, I.E.L.
1976
IMP buys Down East Aviation and enters the general aviation FBO (fixed base operation) business.
1978
IMP is appointed by Shell as Airport Dealer for Gander, Newfoundland.
1978
IMP Fishing Gear U.S. opens in New Bedford, Mass., U.S.A.
1981
IMP buys John Leckie Inc. and Atlantic Net Rope & Twine Limited to double in size IMP's marine fishing gear business.
1983
First contract with Aeroflot to fuel aircraft in Gander. This opened the door for later expansion into Russia.
1984
IMP's first trip to Russia.
1987
IMP buys Blanchette Frères Limited of Quebec City to expand the aviation FBO network across Quebec.
1989
IMP buys Can-Med Surgical Supplies Limited in Halifax.
1989
IMP buys Innotech Aviation Limited in Montreal and Toronto.
1989
Joint Venture Aeroimp was founded by IMP and Aeroflot to build what is to become the Aerostar Hotel in Moscow.
1990
IMP opens an office in Cyprus.
1991
IMP buys Execaire Inc. in Montreal.
1991
Moscow Aerostar Hotel opens.
1991
IMP buys Amherst Aerospace from the Province of Nova Scotia and established IMP Aerospace Components Limited.
1993
IMP opens IMP Fuels (home heating).
1994
IMP builds new facility for IMP Aerospace Components Limited in Amherst.
1994
IMP buys Forsea Fishing Gear in Moncton.
1995
IMP buys Air Atlantic establishing IMP as a regional scheduled airline.
1996
IMP constructs a new hangar facility at Innotech Montreal.
1997
IMP buys Pacific Avionics & Instruments Limited in Vancouver.
1998
IMP opens MediChair store in Halifax.
1998
IMP buys Toronto-based Air 500 Limited.
1999
IMP successfully competes for the U.S. Navy H3 (Sea King) helicopter maintenance support contract - the first time an entire airframe contract granted outside of the U.S.A.
2000
IMP successfully competes for the Canadian Search and Rescue Helicopter In-Service Support contract.
2000
IMP launches CanJet Airlines, a low-cost airline serving eastern Canada.
2000
IMP Solutions starts operations.
2001
IMP buys Oak Island Resort.
2002
IMP relaunches CanJet Airlines.
2002
IMP constructs a new CanJet hangar at the Halifax International Airport.
2002
IMP starts up the Bathurst Call Centre operation.
2003
IMP constructs Hangar # 8 at the Halifax International Airport.
2003
IMP is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.
2004
IMP buys Med-Tech Marketing of Burnaby, B.C.
2005
IMP buys Harding Medical in Halifax, Moncton, Sydney and Charlottetown.
2006
IMP builds largest hangar at the Halifax International Airport.
2007
Moscow Aerostar Hotel is sold.
2007
IMP Aerospace is awarded a $ 600M contract for Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter in-service support.
2007
Innotech constructs a new aircraft paint hangar in Montreal.
2007
IMP develops 2 condominium projects, one in Halifax, the other at the Oak Island Resort.
2008
Innotech enters into a long-term business aircraft completions contract with Bombardier.
2008
IMP Aerospace signs a contract with Royal Norwegian Air Force to re-wing P-3 aircraft.
2009
IMP Aerospace Components awarded a long-term contract with Boeing to manufacture Chinook helicopter sub-assemblies.
2009
CanJet enters into a long-term partnership with Transat Tours to provide Boeing 737-800 aircraft for charter.
2009
IMP rebrands its 4-star hotel in Halifax as Atlantica Hotel Halifax.
2009
IMP buys a call centre in Windsor, Nova Scotia.
2010
IMP becomes a member of the Platinum Club of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.
2010
IMP Solutions expands its business process management practice with an Ottawa-based acquisition.
2010
Kenneth C. Rowe inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
2010
IMP rebrands Oak Island hotel as Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island.
2010
IMP receives the following top employer awards for 2011:  Canada's Top 100, Nova Scotia's Top Employers, Atlantic Canada's Top Employers and Financial Post's Ten Best Companies to Work For.
2012
IMP Aerospace rebrands to IMP Aerospace & Defence with IMP Electronic Systems and IMP Aerostructures.
2012
IMP buys Cascade Aerospace
2013
IMP acquires Image Air Charter Limited
2015
IMP acquires Blue Ocean Contact Centers Inc.