Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets. The company offers specialized cleaners and sanitizers for washing dishes, glassware, flatware, foodservice utensils, and kitchen equipment, as well as for laundries and general housekeeping functions; food safety products and equipment, water filters, dishwasher racks, and related kitchen sundries; pool and spa treatment programs; janitorial cleaning and floor care products; chemical dispensing device systems; and dishwashing machines, detergents, and rinse additives. It also provides lubricants, animal health products, cleaning systems, electronic dispensers, chemical injectors, and antimicrobial products, as well as clean-in-place process control and facility cleaning systems; hard surface cleaners, degreasers, polishes, hand care products, and assorted cleaning tools and equipment; and infection prevention and other healthcare related products. In addition, the company offers chemical laundry products and proprietary dispensing systems; vehicle appearance products; pest elimination services; and equipment repair and maintenance services. Further, it provides water services, including treatment of cooling water, boiler water, influent, and wastewater, as well as solutions for process improvements and pollutant control; paper services in the papermaking process and across various grades of paper; and energy services, such as on-site, technology-driven solutions to the drilling, oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemical industries. The company sells its products through field sales personnel; independent, broad-line, and janitorial distributors; dealers; and third-party distributors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Canada. Ecolab Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.