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CRU AIR + GAS is Officially Certified as a Minority Owned Business!

July 12, 2021

We are excited to share that we have been certified as a Minority Owned Business by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC).

What is the CAMSC?

The mission of the CAMSC is “to champion business relationships and economic growth of the Canadian supply chain through the inclusion of Aboriginal and Minority suppliers. Associated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), CAMSC is also a member of the Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) and Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA).

A recognition of our roots

Although our story is not unique, our roots stretch out from Goa, India to Mississauga Ontario and continue to stretch south as we expand our footprint into Ontario, California to meet the needs of our US customers. A family owned business since it’s inception in 1999, CRU AIR + GAS was founded by Yorrick de Souza – who immigrated to Montreal, Quebec from Bombay, India in 1973. In 2016, it was purchased by his son Shannon. From day one, we have welcomed team members from all over the world. We are proud to have one of the most diverse teams in our industry – with Canada, the United States, Malaysia, Egypt, India, Trinidad and Tobago and most recently from the United Kingdom all proud members of our team.

Our team is a reflection of our customers

If you have spent any time in the manufacturing industry, diversity is not something new to you. Many times you will find our technicians speaking to our customers in their native languages. The goal is to provide a high quality, unique customer experience and many times the little things leave the largest impression. It is also a recognition that English is not always their first language and its easier to communicate complex mechanical questions or concerns without having to translate to English. North America is a land of opportunity for immigrants from all over the world and CRU AIR + GAS is no different. We pride ourselves on finding the most qualified and capable team members and are not surprised that the same happens at our customers across North America.

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What does this mean for you?

For our existing customers, our CAMSC certification confirms what you already know – you have trusted your business to a diverse, inclusive company that will always put your interests first and is ready to provide you with efficiency you can count on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For new customers, we want an opportunity to earn your trust. If you decide to do business with us, you can have confidence that you will be dealing with a company that mirrors your workforce, will bring the best ideas and strategies from around the world to your doorstep and operates ethically from top to bottom.

Compressors, Blowmolders and Nitrogen Generators

If you weren’t aware, our product offering is pretty diverse as well. We are proud to offer equipment sales and service for:

  • Two stage all electric PET Blowmolders by FlexBlow
  • Oil free PET Compressors by ABC Compressors
  • Oil flooded and oil free rotary screw compressors by BOGE
  • Onsite Nitrogen Generation Systems by Holtec Gases
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