A Timeline of Our Development

1964 Mettle Company is founded in Houston, TX by Harold Levins and Albert Poujol.
1973 George A. Williams Company merges with Mettle Company and forms Williams and Mettle Company.
1975 Southwestern Wire Cloth is founded by Robert Norman in Tulsa, OK
1978 Southern Screen in Shelby, NC is founded.
1980 Anderson Wire Works is founded by Albert Poujol in Houston, TX.
1982 Williams and Mettle acquires Niagara Screening Products in St. Catharines Ontario.
1987 Southern Screen is acquired by Southwestern Wire Cloth in Tulsa, OK.
2001 Southwestern Wire Cloth is acquired by Madison Filter Company.
2002 Madison Filter Company/Southwestern Wire Cloth is acquired by MI Drilling, a subsidiary of Smith International.
2002 (May) The Shelby, NC division of Southwestern Wire Cloth is acquired by a group led by Robert Norman, the founder of Southwestern Wire Cloth. The division is renamed Engineered Filtration Products.
2002 (August) Anderson Wire Works merges with EFP and the two companies form United EFP.
2004 (September) United EFP is acquired by CLARCOR and positioned within the Purolator Advanced Filtration Group; the company is renamed Purolator EFP.
2005 (March) Niagara Screen Products in St. Catharines Ontario is acquired by CLARCOR and is merged with Purolator EFP from Johnson Screen/Weatherford.
2007 (February) The synthetic fibers filtration segment of Newton Tool & Manufacturing Co., is acquired by Purolator EFP further expanding the number of products provided to the synthetic fiber manufacturing industry.
2011 (June) Purolator EFP celebrates the grand opening of its new 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Quzhou, China. This facility will allow Purolator to extend its reach into the Asian synthetic fiber and plastics industries.
2013 (December) Bekaert Advanced Filtration (BAF) is acquired by Purolator EFP to further expanding our engineering capabilities and product offerings into the polymer and synthetic fiber manufacturing industry. BAF is a leader in the polymer filtration market and was established in 1976. Divisions are located in Belgium and Indonesia