Analyzer manufacturer MEECO, Inc. has been paying tribute to its customers and team members past and present, after celebrating its 65th year of business.
MEECO is a leading manufacturer of electrolytic moisture analyzers, founded in 1948 by Gustav Bergson, a Harvard-trained physicist.
After negotiating an arrangement with E.I. DuPont DeNemours to develop moisture analyzers using electrolytic technology, MEECO (initially known as the Manufacturers Engineering and Equipment Co.) began building innovative instruments to measure trace moisture in solids, natural gas, and industrial specialty gases.
In 1983, Lisa Bergson took over her father’s enterprise and steered the company into global expansion and market diversification, without losing sight of the imperative to innovate.
Beginning in 1985, the Pennsylvania company recorded at least a number of firsts including the first solar-powered portable moisture analyzer (Sunsprite, 1985), the first moisture transducer, the first parts-per-billion trace moisture analyzer, the first single-digit parts-per-billion moisture analyzer, the first continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CW-CRDS) analyzer, and the first electrolytic ‘mini’ moisture monitor.
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