From humble beginnings, Kirkman® has grown into the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for a growing community of special needs individuals.
Kirkman® was founded in 1949 in Seattle, WA by Lyle Wellman and Bill Graham. The partners operated the company until 1967 when they sold Kirkman® to entrepreneur Stan Bachman who moved the company to Portland.
In May 2011, Kirkman® introduced a new standard of purity for nutritional supplements with its Ultra Tested® line of products.
This was done in response to the mounting scientific evidence that environmental toxins are causing serious health issues, especially for developing infants and children.
Kirkman's Ultra Tested® products are tested for more than 950 environmental contaminants including, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, biocides, endocrine disruptors and other harmful chemicals. No other company in the world conducts purity testing to this degree.
Kirkman® continues to be at the forefront of product innovation to better serve the needs of its customers.