Water Guard was established as a Division of a Testing Laboratory in Wilson, NC in 1962. The laboratory was the only source of chemicals for the industry of eastern North Carolina and from this small beginning has matured to a significant supplier of chemicals and equipment in the state. The initial emphasis was for chemicals to treat industrial water in boilers and cooling towers. Shortly after this start, greater demand for chemicals to treat drinking water moved the company to supply this market as well. Chemical feed equipment, water softeners and water filters were added to the chemicals offered by the company. The company also functions as a consultant to the operators of potable water systems helping in the design and use of both the equipment and chemicals.