A History Of IAP Worldwide: Continuing Tradition

September 5th, 2016

Before IAP Worldwide Services came into existence, Pan Am World Services was leading the way in space exploration and shuttle services, building Americas first permanent space launch program at Cape Canaveral. Founded in the fifties, Pan Am World Services spent forty- five years maintaining, engineering, and performing construction services for the Cape Canaveral facility. Pan Am Services oversaw 2500 shuttle launches, including manned shuttle launches and missile testing.

In 1989 Johnson Controls acquired the historic Pan Am World Services changing the name of the merged company to Johnson Controls Worldwide Services Inc.(JCWS). JCWS became a worldwide leader in facility management for commercial and military facilities. JCWS was frequently creating and implementing new ideas for controlling the safety and environment of facilities through computer programming. This idea saved the facilities time, money, and manpower. JCWS also offered technical and employee support when it was needed.

In the meantime, Ingenuity and Purpose (IAP) was founded in 1990 at Irmo, SC, as a procurement and logistics company. IAP began as a company that supplied the military with generators during Operation Desert Storm and has evolved into a trusted military supplier supporting troops through emergency disaster relief, transportation services, and power generation. By 2004 IAP became a major government supplier holding $370 million dollars in military contracts.

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2005 saw IAP expanding the company by obtaining JCWS and the subsidiaries that JCWS held. After this expansion, IAP Worldwide Services concentrated on three branches of the business: Global Operations and Logistics, Base Operations Support Services, and Professional and Technical Services. With the three specialized branches of IAP, the company is able to respond more rapidly to changes in the global environment.

Continued need for growth led IAP to expand yet again. In 2006 IAP acquired G3 Systems Ltd. Based in the UK, G3 Systems Ltd. specializes in designing and building facilities, either permanent or temporary made to withstand the harshest of climates. G3 Systems Ltd. is able to do it all from the designing of facilities to long term maintenance of permanent facilities.

With the abundance of professional growth since its conception, IAP Worldwide Services underwent restructuring in 2014 and is now under new ownership with a new board of directors. IAP has more than 1600 employees in more than 20 countries and still works closely with the military to provide support to over 175,000 personnel.

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