Morris Hauldren, along with his wife, Clara, incorporated Nondestructive Inspection Service (N.I.S.) in 1960. After performing some nondestructive testing (NDT) in the Air Force, Morris went to work for Union Carbide in its NDT department. After a year there, he decided to strike out on his own. After his second year there, he left Union Carbide and started N.I.S. Since that time, N.I.S. has grown from a local WV-OH-KY tri-state service company to one that services customers all over the world.
On May 3,1977, Morris Hauldren received a patent for equipment to inspect down-hole tubulars on drilling platforms on land and off-shore. He helped develop inspection procedures to satisfy the Senate sub-committee ruling for unsatisfactory results they were receiving form inspections on the Alyeska Pipeline. Since that time, N.I.S. has been fortunate to have been a part of many challenging inspection opportunities and has been able to develop numerous procedures for many applications on many different types of equipment.