WHAT WE DO
Progressive Sealing Inc. was started in 1980 to service industrial fluid sealing needs within Western Canada. Since its inception, the A.W. Chesterton Company in Stoneham, Massachusetts has been Progressive Sealing’s partner as a manufacturer of high-quality sealing devices. We primarily provide services and products to the mining, pulp and paper, and water/wastewater industries. Our head office is located in Vancouver, B.C. and our service division in Surrey, B.C. We cover British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as the Northwest and Yukon Territories.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Our 17 full-time, factory-trained staff provide technical sales, support and services for all Chesterton product offerings: mechanical seals and packings, hydraulic seals and packings, pump products, industrial maintenance products and lubricants and ARC (abrasion resistant coatings) Composites. Our other industry-leading technologies include: Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolators, Enviroseal SpiralTrac™ Bushings and AGD Products’ DuraShield Shaft Seals.
In addition to sales, service and repair of fluid sealing products, Progressive Sealing is a facilitator for Chesterton training programs ranging from technical skills to customer training programs, which can be customized to specific needs and learning objectives. We are also proud to offer customers on-site product installation support.
Progressive Sealing services and repairs all makes and models of pumps and centrifugal blowers. We provide industry-leading solutions for troublesome rotating equipment conditions and can increase Mean Time Between Repair. In addition, we can supply brand-new pumps to cover a variety of applications. Progressive Sealing represents Blackmer System One Pumps, Summit Pumps, Pitbull Pumps and ATLAS Slurry Pumps.
In 1980, after five years selling fluid sealing to industry, Mike Burdick made the decision to strike out on his own, imagining the success and control he could have while he was building a company based on the growth model that he believed in.
He made applications to relevant manufacturing companies to become their exclusive representative in Western Canada and Progressive Sealing was born.
Both Mike and B.G. Burdick were involved from inception, with Mike taking the lead while they began their own family. The company began covering British Columbia and Alberta with two offices, 9 employees and a drive to grow.
Growth was necessary and tantamount to success. There was stiff competition but there was also confidence and a strong, loyal sales team. The inside staff gave excellent customer service and the sales force travelled extensively in good weather and bad, a novelty at the time.
Success came in increments. At the core was the business model of exclusive lines, attention to gross profit and the family values that extended to all employees. The company believed in high levels of customer service that continue to the present day. The sales team were highly technical, decidedly focused and “Never Give Up” became a mantra.
As owners and operators of Progressive Sealing, Mike and B.G. are proud of the group of committed people that call this company their work home. It is because of this superb team and its continued dedication and loyalty that the company continues to thrive and celebrate record growth.