IAP Worldwide began in 1953. As the Pan Am World Services, they built and operated the first space launch complex base in America. IAP Worldwide Services supported the testing for over 2,500 space launches during that time. The company then progressed as a business to provide maintenance support to facilities, including the planning of airports, engineering services, and construction management.
During the early 1990s, Johnson Controls, Inc. acquired Pan Am Services, which together formed a global leader in maintenance support to facilities. The new business was called Johnson Controls Worldwide Services Inc. IAP Worldwide Services developed new ways to increase the efficiency of facilities, while also managing the lighting, environmental controls, and fire and security systems of the facilities. JCWS also provided its customers with technical support and temporary staff. Founded during this time, IAP became a company that specialized in logistics and procurement. Beginning as a small company, IAP quickly grew.
Partnering with the U.S. military, IAP Worldwide Services acquired contracts for international procurement, along with temporary and mobile power generation, transportation services, and emergency disaster relief.
In 2005, IAP acquired JCWS, forming IAP Worldwide Services. They specialized in three specific role, including providing support to base operations, managing global operations and logistics, and providing professional and technical services to their clients.
Most recently, IAP acquired new ownership and a new board of directors, which led to the completion of its restructuring and recapitalization. With over 1,600 employees worldwide, IAP supports over 175,000 employees in military installations around the world. Their expertise in science and technology aids their clients in focusing on their specified missions. During disasters, IAP Worldwide quickly responds to supply power, life-sustaining supplies, and services.
For example, when faced with hurricane Matthew, IAP Worldwide Services sprung into action to provide assistance and electricity for FEMA Regions 4 and 5. They deployed numerous teams to support bases in Matthew’s track, to provide support in the preparation for this pending disaster.
Some of their emergency response support items include emergency power, commodities, communications systems, and the deployment of expert personnel. IAP has been known to deploy over 100 power experts to activate and manage emergency generators on the east coast.
IAP’s ultimate mission is to solve the most challenging problems that their clients face, using the most up-to-date and proven technology and expertise. IAP Worldwide adopts their clients’ goals as their own, and work tirelessly until all needs are met.