Where: Flemington, NJ, USA
On October 29th, 2018, Waltron marked the 115th anniversary of the founding of the company with a small celebration in the Flemington Headquarters. Waltron is the direct lineal descendant of the first Bull & Roberts partnership founded in 1903. Irving C. Bull, a graduate of Yale University, and Alfred E. Roberts, a graduate of Wesleyan University (Connecticut), met each other while studying for their advanced degrees at Columbia University. Shortly after graduation, they formed a partnership to practice analytical and consulting chemistry with offices and a laboratory at 100 Maiden Lane (and later 117 Liberty Street), New York City. Irving Bull brought business from his former employer, the NY Ontario and Western Railroad, and Alfred Roberts brought business from his former employer, the Old Dominion Steamship Company. The links to the maritime industry became the backbone of the business, as the two started building a clientele door-to-door at the nearby steamship docks and offices.
In 1984, the maritime division of the company was sold to Nalco, and the new Waltron company transformed into a leading supplier of online analytical instruments for steam and ultrapure water applications. In the next thirty years, the company grew in stature with new subsidiaries and representatives all around the globe. With major new initiatives for building up the company’s technology and quality starting in 2014, Waltron is once again at the pinnacle of the industry, known and respected for its dedication to customer support and personal attention.