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1960

Founded as Palmason Industrial Equipment Company to manufacture industrial evaporators

Industrial evaporator

1962

Purchased by the Parker Pen Company and renamed Parkson Industrial Equipment Company

1967

Acquired by Axel Johnson Inc.

Axel Johnson Inc.

1971

Entered the environmental market with the Lamella® Gravity Settler, the original inclined plate clarifier

Lamella® Gravity Settler, the original inclined plate clarifier

1976

Introduced the Aqua Guard® Bar/Filter Screen, a continuous, self-cleaning fine screen

Single Unit of Aqua Guard® Shown

1978

Moved further into liquid/solids separation with the DynaSand® Filter, a continuous backwash, upflow, granular media filter

DynaSand® Filter, a continuous backwash, upflow, granular media filter

1984

Joined the aeration segment by acquiring the Wyss® Flex-A-Tube® Diffuser – the first flexible membrane diffuser available in the United States

1985

Expanded into biological treatment with the Biolac® System, an extended aeration and activated sludge process

Biolac® System, an extended aeration and activated sludge process

1988

Added the HiOx® Aeration System with ultra-fine bubble aeration, the most efficient diffuser available

HiOx® Aeration System with ultra-fine bubble aeration

1993

Set up sales networks in South America

South America Sales

2001

Became the largest screening and headworks company in the world with the acquisition of the Separations Division of Waterlink, Inc., adding the Hycor® Liquid/Solid Separation brand of screening, washing and dewatering equipment

Hycor® Liquid/Solid Separation brand of screening, washing and dewatering

2003

Established an office in Chicago, Illinois

Vernon Hills Office

2009

New corporate headquarters established in the first LEED Certified corporate space in Broward County, Florida; Opened the Parkson Water Research Facility

Silver LEED Certification

2013

EcoCycle SBR™ and VariOx™ jet aeration added to the biological portfolio to expand activated sludge and aeration technology offerings

2015

Signed exclusive licensing agreement with Equanox Systems, LLC, offering a suite of biological treatment solutions branded as Parkson™ Equanox Systems®: EquaReact®, EquaJet® and EquaCel®

2016

Acquired the assets of FilterONE USA® to further bolster aftermarket parts and service business

2017

Acquired Meurer Research, Inc. (MRI), bringing together two well-respected brands and expanding Parkson's presence in the water and wastewater industry

MRI - Logo

2017

Added the Aqua Caiman® In-Channel Articulating Rake Screen and Aqua Rhino® In-Channel Escalating Screen to the screening and headworks portfolio of products

Aqua Caiman and Aqua Rhino