Research and development services have been integral to Guild Associates’ corporate charter since its formation in 1981. As one of the very early companies to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Guild has been a frequent and active winner in solicitations organized by the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Institute of Health (NIH), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Education (DoEd).
Guild’s expertise centers on separation and reactive science, and the engineering implementation of those disciplines. One common theme in Guild’s projects is the intelligent use of electronics to accomplish scientific and engineering goals. Because of its modest beginning, Guild engineers learned early how to utilize the burgeoning electronic developments to, as in the old engineering maxim, “accomplish for fifty cents what any fool can do with a dollar”. As electronic capabilities have grown, Guild has sharpened these skills and expanded their breadth. In its traditional fields of adsorption and reactive research and development, Guild technologists can now apply unique research equipment to provide unprecedented insight into functional process operations.
As early as 1984, Guild Associates participated in broader DoD research and development programs. Those activities have flourished as Guild Associates' reputation for innovative ideas, parsimonious project management and frank reporting of program status has filtered from agency to agency.
More recently, Guild Associates has developed a series of industrial collaborations that build on our expertise in adsorption and reactive technologies, allied with system and engineering design. It is fair to say that our industrial partners are frequently amazed at the sophistication that the Guild Associates staff brings to problem solving. The enthusiasm and commitment of Guild Associates' employees is not lost on these allies either.