Sherwood Valve Celebrates 85 year anniversary
Sherwood Valve has its earliest roots in the Hill Clutch and Machine & Foundry Company founded in 1894. In 1923, Aluminum & Brass Company, a turn of the century foundry, produced the first industrial valves in Lockport, New York. In 1934, Hill Clutch & Machine designed the first hydraulic grinder in the United States. In 1938, the Deutsch Company was founded by two brothers. Deutsch Company introduced the first LPG valves under American Screw Products in 1940. All of these industry firsts are tied to Sherwood’s history — still today the only totally integrated valve manufacturer in the U.S.
Sherwood’s history of various mergers and acquisitions has strengthened the Company with continued growth and reinvestment in equipment, products and people. In 1951, the Deutsch Company incorporated Selwyn Pacific as the design, assembly and marketing arm of American Screw products. In 1957, Aluminum & Brass of Lockport, New York began producing SCUBA valves and regulators. The Deutsch Company merged American Screw Products and Selwyn Pacific under name of Deutsch-Selpac in 1962. Aluminum & Brass Company purchased Deutsch–Selpac in 1963 and renamed the company under the name Sherwood – Selpac. In 1968, Hill Acme Company (formerly Hill Clutch) acquired Sherwood – Selpac from the Aluminum & Brass Company.
Most recently, in June 2015, Sherwood Valve was acquired by Mueller Industries, a $2.3 billion global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of copper tube and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod, bar and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impact extrusions; plastic fittings, pipe and valves; refrigeration valves and fittings; and fabricated tubular products. Mueller is committed to continuous improvement, growth and reinvestment in Sherwood’s core product offerings.
Today Sherwood Valve is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and comprised of two U.S. manufacturing centers providing quality American made products to the packaged gas, alternative fuel, cryogenic, specialty gas, and life support markets. Over the years, Sherwood has earned a reputation for products that not only keep pace with customer requirements, but also anticipate the market’s changing needs. Sherwood is proud to provide the gases and welding industry with American-made product and service for so many years and we look forward to many future firsts in valve manufacturing.
Congratulations to all GAWDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023.
GAWDA members represent the best-of-the-best companies in the gases and welding industries. Each year in the Summer issue, we recognize those GAWDA Members celebrating milestone anniversaries. In the Q3 issue’s President’s Column, GAWDA President Robert Anders explored the three C’s of longevity. We want to add a fourth C for this column: Congratulations to all those GAWDA members celebrating anniversaries this year! And if you have a milestone anniversary coming up in 2024 and would like to be featured in this column next year, please reach out today at [email protected]