Our Story

Meyer Laboratory was founded in 1978 by Russ Meyer. We are proud to be a 2nd generation family-owned business. In the past 40 years, Meyer Laboratory has grown to be a North American industry leader. We currently have team members reaching every corner of North America with three manufacturing facilities located in Kansas City, Charlotte and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Meyer Timeline

1978
Russ Meyer Starts With Catalogs
Meyer Supply was created by Russ Meyer in 1978. He wanted to provide a service different from other chemical suppliers. He initially focused on institutional business located in rural Missouri. He greeted each customer with an honest smile, a firm handshake, and a commitment to partner with them to find solutions to their cleaning needs. This worked well and Russ was met with great success.
1978
1987
Meyer Lab Is Formed
Meyer Laboratory is formed, they hire a chemist and start manufacturing their own products. Meyer now is a 6 person company.
1987
1997
Rapid Growth
Meyer has 7 years of rapid growth due to developing innovative cleaning technology and manufacturing.
1997
2003
The Move
Meyer builds current corporate Headquarters a 100,000 square foot facility.
2003
2006
Canada
Meyer Laboratory begins manufacturing in Canada.
2006
2010
Overcoming Obstacles
Meyer associates overcome a major economic downturn by posting the best sales and profit year in Meyer Laboratory history.
2010
2014
Ready Mix/Asphalt
Brady Meyer (3rd Generation) on his first sales call. Meyer enters the ready mix and asphalt industry sparking another substantial growth spurt.
2014
2017
North Carolina
Meyer opens another manufacturing facility in Charlotte, NC to support growth along the Eastern seaboard.
NC
2017
2017
2nd Generation Ownership
Rusty and Amanda Meyer become owners of Meyer Laboratory.
2017
2018
Family Owned Business Award
Ingrams magazine recognizes Meyer as one of the best family owned businesses in Kansas City.
2018
2018
40 Under Forty Award
Rusty Meyer (President & Owner) receives the Ingrams Magazine Award of Top 40 Under Forty.
40
2018
2020
Nationally Recognized Brand
After more than 40 years, Meyer Laboratory completes a company rebranding as the first step in creating a more nationally recognized brand.
2020