CPI's Guiding Principles are:
Integrity, Accuracy, Humility, Curiosity and Courage.
Each of the companies in the Unique family has also adopted these Guiding Principles as their own.
CPI International was established by two college roommates in their dorm room in 1986 to provide carbon TOX columns to various laboratories. Shortly thereafter, CPI moved to a garage in order to increase manufacturing capacity. Always the entrepreneurs, the pair recognized other substantial opportunities to offer additional innovative products to the environmental testing laboratories. After years of continuous growth and market expansion, CPI was acquired by a group formed by Unique Investment Corporation (“Unique”), a private equity firm located in Southern California.