Hawkins, Inc. engaged in the distribution, blending, and manufacture of chemicals and specialty ingredients for a wide variety of industries. It operates through the following segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. The Industrial segment provides g industrial chemicals, products, and services to the agriculture, chemical processing, electronics, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and plating industries. The Water Treatment segment offers chemicals, equipment, and solutions for potable water, municipal, industrial wastewater, industrial process water, and non-residential swimming pool water. The Health and Nutrition segment comprises of the ingredient distribution, processing, and formulation solutions to manufacturers of nutraceutical, functional food and beverage, personal care, dietary supplement and other nutritional food, health, and wellness products. The company was founded by Howard Hawkins in 1938 and is headquartered in Roseville, MN.