Key highlights and milestones
J. Walter Company founded by Walter J. Somers in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Start-up of USA operations
Start-up of Brazilian operations
Acquisition and conversion of Argentina operations
Mr. Bert Overland files patent on "Apparatus and method for bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated objects" with the US Patent Office.
Establishment of Germany operations through joint-venture with CB-Chemie und Biotechnologie
ISO 9001 Certification of Canada operations
ISO 14 001 Certification of Germany operations
Start-up of Chile operations
Start-up of Mexico operations
Acquisition and conversion of Swiss operations
U.S. Patent #6,057,147 awarded (now owned by Walter Surface Technologies)
May 2nd, 2000
Launch of Bio-Circle parts washing systems using bioremediation
Launch of WalterShare! Knowledge Management initiative to build collaborative relationships throughout the company
Celebration of Walter’s 50th Anniversary
Bio-Circle certified by Environment Canada's 'Environmental Choice Program - Eco-Logo'
SO 14 001 Certification of Germany operations
Technology Innovation Award by the Wall Street Journal
Launch of TWN (The Walter Network) web-TV network to enable customers to share their successes on-line through video testimonials and reports.
SO 14 001 Certification of Brazil operations
Bio-Circle L approved for the NSF Non-food Compounds Registration Program & EPA approval process started
Completion of LEED® certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System) New International Headquarters in Pointe-Claire, Quebec Canada.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water efficiency
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
Certification is based on the total point score achieved, following an independent review and an audit of selected credits.