Our company's roots sprung from the ashes of prohibition and the resurgence of the American wine industry.
It all began with a single chemist based out of Berkeley, California.
The University of California at Berkeley donates its wine yeast collection to the fledgling business. The company was named "The Berkeley Yeast Laboratory".
1933 - 1963
Advances through these years centered on meeting industry demand for innovative solutions to winemaking and brewing. Fining agents such as Sparkolloid were developed as well as the production of the first American plastic champagne cork.
Rapid expansion of the company begins with its purchase by Robert Scott. Ground is broken for a new Richmond, California facility, greatly expanding capacity. Robert Scott (second from left) pictured with Richmond mayor George D. Carroll (second from right).
The company's name is changed to Scott Laboratories Inc. which reflects the broadening range of the company as well as the new location and ownership.
Scott Laboratories Ltd. is opened in 1969 in Ontario, Canada to service the growing Canadian and eastern United States market.
Stephen Scott (1946-1984) and his younger brother Bruce join Scott Laboratories Inc. The company moves during this period from Richmond to San Rafael, CA.
Scott Labs enters the cork business and progressively expands machinery and cellar supply business.
Robert Scott retires and Bruce Scott becomes company president.
Scott Laboratories Inc. moves into its current headquarters in Petaluma, California.
This location was chosen for its close proximity to the California wine industry. The new facility houses expanded processing and warehousing as well as
offices and laboratories to accommodate a larger technical staff.
A second Petaluma facility is opened to house the new packaging materials processing plant. This state of the plant has allowed
for more efficient distribution and heightened Quality Assurance. Simultaneously warehousing and cold storage were expanded at the original Petaluma
facility. Zachary Scott (Stephen's son) and Alex Scott (Bruce's son) also join the company during this time period.
In early 2009 a third Petaluma facility is opened to accommodate an expansion of parts, service and laboratory departments.
Warehousing and shipping capabilities are also enlarged. Total operating facilities now equal 55,000 sqft in Petaluma.
In the summer of 2009 a satellite facility is opened in Healdsburg to service northern Sonoma customers and beyond. Scott Laboratories Ltd.
in Canada celebrates its 40th birthday.