The NDS tradition of designing and manufacturing stormwater management, efficient irrigation, and flow management solutions began over 40 years ago, when we started production of our signature line of plastic drainage products. Lightweight yet durable, NDS plastic drainage products provided solutions that were easy to install and simple to maintain.
Having established ourselves as market leaders in storm water management, the 1990s represented a whole new era for the company that focused on continuous innovation through new product launches and growth by acquisition.
In 1990, we began manufacturing channel drain systems to expand our highly successful drainage product line offering. Micro Channel, Mini Channel, Spee-D Channel, and Dura Channel were all introduced within a two-year period. In 1992, we manufactured our first valve box, thus entering a whole new market segment.
Utilizing a national distribution network, we quickly made a name for ourselves in the irrigation valve box market. NDS Pro Series channel drain systems were introduced in 1995, with a modular design including a mechanical interlocking joint system that replaced the need for couplings. The Pro Series channel quickly became our premium channel offering, and a model for product line segmentation.
In 1995, we moved our manufacturing facilities from Camarillo in Southern California to Lindsay in Central California. From this new location, NDS products could now be delivered to most locations in California and surrounding states within one business day. In addition to this, the move marked the beginning of major changes for NDS, widely regarded as the most innovative company in the drainage industry.
Pro Series Valve Boxes were introduced in 1996. With this new line of superior quality valve boxes, we now matched the high quality of the market leaders in this category, opening many new opportunities for specification by Landscape Architects and Engineers.
In 1997 we purchased American Drainage Products (ADP), incorporating a lower priced drainage line and a complete line of landscape products including root barrier, trunk protectors, and TuffTrack Grassroad Pavers. With the acquisition of TuffTrack Grassroad Pavers we entered the market for eco-friendly permeable paving surfaces.
We focused much of 1998 on new product introductions and improvements to our existing products. Root barrier fabric was introduced in the third quarter of 1998. This revolutionary new product allows essential water, air, and nutrients to flow through the fabric to the roots while also suspending horizontal root growth and promoting secondary root growth. In the fourth quarter, DuraCast ductile and cast iron inline grates and fabricated PVC catch basins were introduced, allowing NDS products to be specified on more golf course and municipal landscape projects.
In 1999, there was a shift back to an acquisition mode with the purchase of Bartron Corp. and Agrifim Irrigation Products. Bartron manufactured Grassroad Pavers8 Plus, the industry’s leading grass paver product, and Agrifim was a leader in the drip and micro irrigation markets. One year later, we acquired Flo Control, a market leader for thirty years and a manufacturer of specialty fittings used for flow management applications in the irrigation and pool & spa industries. Also in 2000 we acquired Raindrip, the best-selling brand in retail drip irrigation. As a result of the Agfirm and Raindrip acquisitions we are now the No. 1 provider of landscape drip irrigation products west of the Rockies.
During the period from 2000 to today we rationalized our manufacturing and shipping facilities while making significant investments in new machinery, new molds, engineering capabilities, product development and R±D, marketing technologies, and expanding our sales organization.
We have continued to introduce new and innovative products while continuously building new enhancements and features into our existing products including the following:
Today, we are proud to be the industry’s source of choice for innovative storm water management, efficient landscape irrigation, and flow management solutions. Our products are manufactured in state of the art facilities and sold to our customers with among the industry’s highest service model. We ship all orders received before 11AM that same day with a 97% order fill rate and 97% on time shipping performance.
We are committed to providing innovative high quality products and services to meet and exceed our customers' expectations.
A tradition of innovation and of providing effective, easy to use solutions began over thirty years ago with the industry’s first polystyrene catch basin.
Channel Drain was added to our drainage product line in the early 1990s.
Our Pro Series Valve boxes were introduced in 1996, engineered for heavy-duty use in the non-residential markets.
We entered the landscape market in 1997 with our purchase of Tufftrack Grassroad Pavers, our strongest and most durable permeable paver.
Agrifim is a leader in the drip and micro irrigation markets and allows users to conserve up to 70% of the water they would be using with conventional sprinkler irrigation.