The original owner, Mr. John Meckling, began manufacturing distillers for family and friends for about twenty year before he decided to sell to the public in 1997. Mr. John said he was spending a fortune giving the units away. His daughter suggested that he start selling them. Pretty much the marketing has been by word of mouth until around 2000 when the Meckling set up a web page for Running Waters.
In August of 2004…
John and Tessie Trappey purchased Running Waters from the Mecklings. The business was moved to New Iberia Louisiana our hometown. It is great to bring jobs to the community you have roots in. We hope the business grows so we can help employ more local people. It is our goal to continue making High quality distillers and add new distillers to our line of products in the near future.
Running Waters, Inc. is located in New Iberia Louisiana. We manufacture our units with 304 grade stainless steel. Our holding tanks and boiler tanks are made out of 18 gauge stainless steel. The cover is made out of 20 gauge stainless steel. Compared to other units you will find our units are made out of heavier gauge material for longer life.