Barclay Timeline

Since 1932

Stanton Barclay recognized the value of hard work and built the foundation of our company with dedicated employees committed to meeting the needs of their customers. This philosophy still holds true today, more than 75 years later. We salute our founder and all employees, past and present, who have worked hard to make Barclay Water Management the largest employee owned firm in the US water treatment industry.

1932   STANTON D. ESTABLISHES BARCLAY CHEMICAL CO. INC.

The Barclay Chemical Company, Inc. established in the basement of the Chickering Piano Company boiler room in Boston, MA.

 

 

1941-1945   WORLD WAR II

During the war years the Barclay brothers established a machine shop to produce machine screws and other fastenings for defense contractors, including the Raytheon Company.

1960  AUTOMATIC WATER TREATMENT CONTROLLERS

Barclay develops state-of-the-art water treatment controllers T-55 and T-110 to allow automatic and proportional chemical feed and blowdown in cooling tower water systems.

1965  NEW CONSTRUCTION MARKETPLACE

Barclay establishes a division to work closely with architects and design engineers to provide contractors and building owners with water treatment programs for new facilities.

1970s  NON-TOXIC CORROSION INHIBITORS

Barclay takes the lead in developing environmentally friendly, chromate-free corrosion and scale deposit inhibitors for evaporative cooling tower water systems.

1982  EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

Stanton Barclay establishes a new corporation, Barclay Water Treatment Co. Inc., to be majority-owned by the Company’s employees.

1992  SAFE® DELIVERY SYSTEM

Introduction of Barclay’s SAFE® drum-less chemical delivery system to eliminate operator handling of water treatment chemicals.

1995  BARCLAY WATER MANAGEMENT, INC.

Barclay Chemical Company, Inc. employees vote to change the Company’s name to Barclay Water Management, Inc. to better reflect its identity.

1999  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

Barclay Water Management, Inc. establishes a water hygiene division.

 

2004  MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL OFFICE

Barclay opens a Regional Office and SAFE® Distribution Center in Edison, New Jersey to provide improved service to customers in the Mid-Atlantic States.

2007  TOP SMALL WORKPLACE AWARD

Barclay Water Management, Inc. is named by The Wall Street Journal one of just fifteen Top Workplaces in North America.

2007  75TH ANNIVERSARY 

Barclay Water Management, Inc. celebrates 75 years of providing high quality water treatment products and services.

2010  EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN (ESOP)

The Board of Directors establishes an ESOP to ensure more uniform distribution of share ownership and enable every employee to become an owner of the business.

2014  NEW HEADQUARTERS 

After a half of a century in Watertown, Massachusetts, Barclay Water Management expands our company headquarters and research laboratory to Chapel Bridge Park in Newton, MA.