Timeline – 100 Years and Growing
- The most modern filtration plant ever completed at that time –“A guaranteed quantity of excellent water.” – Churchill Hungerford, New Haven, CT. After that job for water filtration, this became his way of life.
- Our sales and technical platform was originally based on sand valves. The United Water Improvement Company patented sand valves. This too become a Hungerford’s platform for success. Hungerford joined Terry, to create Hungerford & Terry, Inc. Philadelphia, PA.
- Formal incorporation of Hungerford & Terry in the state of Delaware.
- WWI – USA declares war on Germany (July 29, 1914).
- Hungerford & Terry moves to Clayton, New Jersey in a renovated building that cost $3000 to buy (and today still stands as corporate headquarters).
- Major company reorganization to include all employees, setting a standard of employee ownership that is still in place today. H&T business diversifies into textiles, laundry industries, water softening/filtration, rinsing and dyeing activities.
- Stock Market Crash – Even during the Great Depression, H&T continues to work.
- WWII: Pearl Harbor–H&T supplies the government with water conditioning equipment. The US Navy needed removal of oil from condensated water spilled overboard. H&T resolves the problem. The US Army wanted filter plants because of insects in the South Pacific they were all manufactured in metal.
- A revolutionary plastic the Zeolite filter, could trap 10,000-12,000 grains per cubic feet – excellent results for a new product.
- Global activities to serve atomic energy and fossil fuel, electrical utility plants with water purification systems that were required.
- Standard airwash systems installed in Ferrosand units to provide exchange/retention of iron by regenerating with potassium permanganate.
- Continuous regeneration of manganese greensand now possible by utilizing potassium permanganate or chlorine in the process.
- Emphasis on the ionization from rivers to boilers-demineralization grows, along with complete pre-treatment activities for industries and municipalities.
- Nuclear power plant purification systems expanded in North America and in other parts of the world.
- Improved state-of-the-art custom-built treatment systems have advanced electronics and CAD/CAM as required.
2000s – 2010
- Switched our focus to municipal projects focusing on media filtration, nitrate removal, and color removal.
- Streamlined our engineering process introducing plug and play style GSP media systems, reducing engineering and manufacturing times dramatically
2010 – future
- Expanding our expertise on rehab of older systems, upgrading them to the modern state of the art H&T specifications
- Furthering research into future contaminates of concern such as PFOA’s, Chrome VI and other contaminates as well as developing systems to meet water supply constraints now becoming prevalent across the world