OI Analytical
 
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History

O.I. Corporation ("OI") was organized in 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 cycle.

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.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial settings. The Company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with pro forma annual revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at http://www.xyleminc.com.