O.I. Corporation ("OI") was organized on March 6, 1963 in accordance with
the Business Corporation Act of the State of Oklahoma under the name
Clinical Development Corporation (CDC), a building contractor for medical and
research enterprises. In 1969, CDC changed its name to Oceanography
International Corporation ("OIC") and moved its headquarters to College Station
where it changed its focus to oceanography equipment. This led to OIC's
production of water-quality measurement instrumentation, as oceanography
equipment sales declined. In 1969, O.I. Corporation developed the Company's
first TOC analyzer. Since that time, the Company has become recognized
worldwide as a provider of quality analytical instrumentation. The Company
changed its name to O.I. Corporation in 1980.
The Company acquired ALPKEM in 1992, Floyd Associates in 1994, CMS Research
Corporation in 1994, Laboratory Automation, Inc. in 1995, and General Analysis
Corporation in 1999. CMS Research Corporation continues to operate in
Birmingham, Alabama as a wholly-owned subsidiary of O.I. Corporation. O.I.
Corporation was acquired by ITT Corporation in November of 2010.
On October 31, 2011, Xylem completed its spinoff from ITT Corporation, and
began a new chapter as a leading global water technology company with
operations in more than 150 countries; a passionate, talented, and experienced
workforce; well-known industry-leading brands and water solution products,
global 2010 revenues of $3.2 billion, and a shared commitment to making a
difference in communities around the world.
Xylem is comprised of four business units —- Water Solutions, Flow Control,
Analytics and Residential and Commercial Water. These four units are
interconnected to one another, anticipating and reflecting the evolving needs
and sharing their applications expertise to cover every stage of the water
O.I. Corporation does business worldwide as OI Analytical and designs,
manufactures, markets, and supports analytical instruments used for sample
preparation, detection, and measurement of chemical compounds. The Company
provides the highest quality instruments available at the best value to its
customers. OI’s products are supported by an ever-increasing network of field
sales, service, and applications personnel. The Company's products are sold
worldwide by direct sales, independent representatives, and distributors.