In 1970, a few enterprising engineers in Blairsville, Pennsylvania envisioned launching a company on the strength of a single idea. High performance seawater batteries. Using seawater as an electrolyte, this promising new product was marketed to the oceanographic industry.Driven by their innovative spirit, these entrepreneurs also focused their energy and engineering expertise on a new, growing market-intrinsically safe lighting systems for hazardous environments. Their success not only built an enviable reputation, it built a dynamic company.