TEMECULA, Calif. — TST Water LLC, a manufacturer of water filtration products, has merged its' sister company, Payne USA, into one, according to a press release.

Mike Baird, president and founder of TST Water (2004), started the company by offering consulting services to the water industry. He also had offshore manufacturing capabilities for custom and OEM products, and provided inline water filters and cartridges with various medias and configurations, stated the release.

Now, almost 10 years later, virtually all of TST Water's manufacturing is done here in the USA.

The company offers a wide range of refrigerator replacement filters under the name brand Water Sentinel, a variety of filter products for the beverage and food service industry with the BevGuard brand, UltraGuard hollow fiber ultra filtration membranes and now with this merger the full line of Payne USA products that consists of components for residential and light commercial reverse osmosis and filtration systems, noted the release.

"By merging the two companies we are enhancing our ability to provide a full range of products to fit the needs of our OEM customers," said Baird. "Internally, it allows all of our departments; sales, customer service and manufacturing, to be more efficient and deliver goods quickly to our customers, and affords us the time to continue developing new products for the industry."

Read the entire press release here.