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Universe Machine History

HISTORY Universe 1965 Small HISTORY Building under Construction 2009 Small HISTORY Building 2015 Small 1965
Universe Machine & Welding (1965) Co. Ltd. was co-founded by Pete Czurlok, Kurt Feigel Sr. & Alfred Pohl, in a 2000 sq. ft. facility
1970 Peter & Kurt acquire Alfred’s shares
1971 Expansion to 4000 sq. ft.
1973 Universe facility expands to 7000 sq. ft. 
1977 Kurt acquires Peter’s shares. Name changes to Universe Machine & Welding (1977) Co. Ltd. 
1979 Universe relocated to 5546 – 89 Street, 15,000 sq. ft. 
1982 Expansion to 30,000 sq. ft. 
1984 Universe implements quality standard system CSA Z299.3
1985 Name change to Universe Machine Corporation
1987 Expansion to 42,000 sq. ft.
1989 Universe forms partnership with Score Energy Products Inc.
1993
Universe is awarded the Pinnacle Award for one of the best run family businesses in Alberta
1996 Implementation of quality system to ISO standard - audited by QMI
1998 Expansion to 56,000 sq. ft.
1999 Universe forms partnership with Saturn Machine Works Ltd.
2000
Managements adopts TQM (Total Quality Management) methodology to further improve our ability to meet customer’s requirements
2006 Expansion and new head office to 100,000 sq. ft.at 5545 – 91 Street
2011 7000 sq. ft expansion added to the high capacity bay
2015 Universe celebrates it's 50th anniversary.