A History Made in Metal

Today’s valve material choices are like a Chinese buffet: Everything imaginable is on the menu.


The U.S. Valve Industry in World War II

While valves didn’t directly sink ships or shoot down planes, the American valve industry played an important role in winning World War II for the allies.


Standards Spring from the Need to Protect

Most of us in the valve industry take for granted the interchangeability and standardization of the valves produced today.


From a Humble Beginning, an Industry Rises

Although VMA members might think the valve industry began with formation of the Valve Manufacturers Association on Sept. 1, 1938, in reality, the industry in this nation was around for 100 years before that date, its roots firmly attached to the American industrial landscape.

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