Wolf Peak International, Inc. (WPI) was founded in Layton, Utah by a young entrepreneur, Kurt Daems, in 1998. For the first three years the business operated from a rented basement room while inventory was kept in a storage unit. In 2001, the company’s successes allowed for relocation to a small 1,900-square-foot office where the first employee was hired. The company experienced phenomenal growth and built its basic foundations in offering a premium experience to its business partners. Marketing the brand Edge Eyewear, WPI became the first company ever to offer designer safety-rated glasses. They began to innovate several new technologies – including being the first company to make polarized safety eyewear – and promote to new markets that had not been attempted by any other safety eyewear brand.
In the early 1920’s, polymer chemist Edward Addis Thompson developed a formula that protected buildings from exterior water damage. His discovery became known as Thompson's® WaterSeal® Clear Multi-Surface Waterproofer and initially was used by architectural and construction firms for concrete applications. After recognizing the fast-growing deck-building trend, The Thompson's Company expanded distribution of Thompson's® WaterSeal® Clear Multi-Surface Waterproofer to consumers in 1982. The deck protection category was born.
Thompson's® WaterSeal® Waterproofer Plus Clear Wood Protector is just one product in an extended brand line that includes specialized cleaners, waterproofing products for wood, fabric and concrete surfaces, and a complete line of Waterproofing Stains that offer wood stain and sealer all in one.