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Ecolab company is a multinational, Fortune 500 corporation that operates in the energy and services industry. The United States-registered business offers research to technology products sold through direct sales and sales representatives. The primary goal of Ecolab company is to provide its clients with products and services for their specific needs to clean, sanitize, and maintain buildings as well as control water, food, and other materials. The company is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota and operates over 70 countries across the globe.
Ecolab was founded by Merritt J. Osborn. Before creating Ecolab Inc., Osborn worked as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's sanitation committee during the Eisenhower administration and then as Vice President of Technical Service at AC Nielsen, where he helped develop dishwashing detergents before starting his own business in St. Paul, MN in 1961 . Two years later, after working with other corporations to help them improve their processes for cleaning food-preparation surfaces and equipment, he decided to open his own business under the name "Osborn Chemical Company." The company originally and sold only one product: a chlorine-based, water purification tablet to be used in the dairy industry.