In 2009, after nearly 20 years as a standalone success, the company acquired Emory Wilson Industrials to form Emory Wilson Process, Inc. – a strategic merger that established E.W. Process as one of the region’s largest suppliers of industrial fluid handling equipment. This period of extraordinary growth proved catalytic to significant and exciting corporate milestones, including:
The 2010 introduction of EWP Gives, a corporate philanthropy program through which we annually contribute 3% of gross profits. During the program’s first 10 years of operation, we awarded over $1 million in charitable giving to local and international organizations, including those in EWP Group communities.
In 2011, company ownership transitioned to the employees through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). In 2021, E.W. Process was named as the Carolinas ESOP Company of the Year, a prestigious award that recognizes exemplary endorsement of employee participation, wealth creation, and individual dignity and worth.