A St. Paul-based company that provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to food, hospitality, health care, industrial and oil and gas markets.

St. Paul
April 17, 2015

Ecolab to buy Travelers tower in downtown St. Paul

The deal gives fast-growing Ecolab a bigger footprint and keeps Travelers in St. Paul's downtown core.
March 23, 2015

CEO Pay Watch: Douglas Baker Jr., Ecolab Inc.

CEO Pay Watch Ecolab Inc.Douglas Baker Jr., chairman, CEOTotal compensation: $47,308,112 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014Salary: $1,103,277Non-equity incentive pay: $2,564,100Other compensation: $260,078Restricted…
March 9, 2015

U.S. Bank, 3M, Ecolab, Thrivent named among 'most ethical' businesses

The group featured U.S. Bancorp, 3M, Ecolab and Thrivent Financial.
January 13, 2015

Ecolab signs deal, says it's going all-solar in Minnesota

Company reaches a deal with SunEdison to provide renewable energy for all of its Minnesota operations.
October 29, 2014

Ecolab's profit again driven by surging energy business

Adjusted earnings up 16%, but sanitizer business grew tepidly.
October 9, 2014

Schafer: Breaking down Medtronic's tax move

One of the ironies of this season of tax inversions is that the big Minnesota company that seems hellbent on completing one already pays less…
August 21, 2014

Ecolab, 3M send medical supplies to West Africa

Cleansers, facemasks, surgical drapes and more are being sent to help doctors and aid workers fight the Ebola virus.
July 29, 2014

Ecolab posts record second-quarter results, boosts guidance

The industrial cleaning company's results were driven by 20 percent growth in its energy division.
April 29, 2014

Ecolab meets 1Q earnings estimates

The division that provides supplies to energy producers saw first-quarter sales grow 78 percent.
March 21, 2014

CEO Pay Watch: Douglas Baker Jr., Ecolab Inc.

CEO Pay Watch Ecolab Inc.Douglas Baker Jr., chairman, CEOTotal compensation: $8,164,252 for the year ended Dec. 31Salary: $1,079,000Non-equity incentive pay: $2,534,600Other compensation: $210,935Value realized…
February 22, 2014

Ecolab's fourth-quarter results boosted by energy-related growth

Ecolab's energy services business helps deliver solid quarter, though earnings missed analyst estimates by a penny.
February 14, 2014

Schafer: Cluster strategy could work with water

A collection of water technology businesses in the Twin Cities is here only because of serendipity and certainly not strategy, but economic development leaders in…
December 24, 2013

Ecolab's energy-­services headquarters will be built in Texas

The new building will house 1,000 energy services employees and consolidate energy-related operations in the Houston area.
October 30, 2013

Energy products boost Ecolab's strong third-quarter results

The St. Paul company beat Wall Street projections, posting a 15 percent jump in total sales.
October 21, 2013

Oil gives Ecolab a new global frontier

Oil business expands firm's global frontier to some challenging places.
July 30, 2013

Ecolab posts strong results amid thriving Champion deal

Ecolab posts strong second quarter thanks to its acquisition of energy-services firm.
July 29, 2013

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

Minnesota's top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.
June 1, 2013
Doug Baker is the CEO of Ecolab, one of Minnesota's largest companies...

Schafer: Big deals will be the exception for Ecolab

Plenty of corporate executives can turn into deal guys, their steps quickening as they chase a big acquisition. Confidential negotiations, meetings with boards and investment…
May 31, 2013

Ecolab to pay $29M settlement to pest exterminators

The class-action suit covers overtime for California pest exterminators for nearly five years.
May 13, 2013

Ecolab introduces new antimicrobial wash for restaurant vegetables

The antimicrobial food wash is intended for restaurant use.
May 1, 2013

Ecolab posts positive first quarter

It also raised profit expectations for year, after Champion purchase.
April 25, 2013

Ecolab scores another acquisition in water treatment

It's buying a Swedish water-treatment division with $23 million in sales.
April 15, 2013

Ecolab unit dismissed from oil spill lawsuits

Ecolab Inc.'s Nalco Holding Co. unit, which provided a dispersant used to deal with the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been dismissed from lawsuits over the incident.
South Metro
April 15, 2013

Ecolab challenges city road assessment

The global company says the improvement of Ames Crossing Road in Eagan did not benefit its property. Talks are continuing.
April 15, 2013

Sale of car-care business seen as sharpening Ecolab's focus

Just days after announcing the second-biggest acquisition in company history, Ecolab Inc. said Wednesday it will sell its vehicle-care business to Zep Inc. for about $120 million.