Humphrey Products of Wichita, Kansas started shipping aluminum products into Canada in 1952 to Humphrey Windows in Edmonton, Alberta. Humphrey Products was one of the first window companies to establish a dealer based window retail organization. Their sales people out of Great Falls, Montana opened Dealers throughout western Canada. Dealers were established in Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary, Swift Current, Regina and Saskatoon. By 1960 demand for the product was so strong it was decided to open a distribution centre in Canada. This would allow Humphrey Products to service their accounts better and develop new ones. Winnipeg was chosen as the site for the new facility.