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James E Watson & Co has a rich history dating back to 1952 when it was founded by James E. Watson in Marietta, GA. Initially, Watson operated the business from his home and stocked and shipped GAST Manufacturing products. In 1965, the company moved to its current location on Doran Avenue. In 1970, Joe Johnson acquired the company and expanded its product lines to include Liquiflo Chemical Processing Pumps in 1972 and Busch Manufacturing products in 1975. Over the years, ownership of James E Watson & Co changed hands, with Starr Johnson becoming the majority owner in the 1990s. In 2010, RJ Berger and Ashley Williams took over as majority owners, with Berger's background in aviation and Williams serving as the company's CFO. Recently, in 2023, Atlas Copco acquired James E Watson & Co as a distributor of vacuum equipment and service solutions. With a dedicated team and extensive experience, James E Watson & Co continues to provide personalized service, maintenance, repair facilities, and same-day shipping on all in-stock items.