Exceptional flow control: the DeZURIK difference

Sept. 22, 2023

When Matt DeZurik invented the Eccentric Plug Valve in 1928, he didn’t set out to build a worldwide valve manufacturing company — he simply wanted to design a valve to solve an operational problem for his employer.

Today, more than 95 years later, the DeZURIK Eccentric Plug Valve remains the leader in water and wastewater treatment plants throughout North America. Ongoing product development led to industry-leading designs including Knife Gate Valves, High Performance Butterfly Valves, AWWA Butterfly Valves, V-Port Ball and Rotary Control Valves.

Strategic acquisitions allowed DeZURIK to further expand both its product line and service capabilities. In 2011, DeZURIK acquired APCO and Willamette, adding industry-leading check valves, air release valves, AWWA ball valves, and cone valves to its product roster. One year later, DeZURIK acquired HILTON Valve, a leading producer of fabricated large diameter and custom knife gate valves. In 2021, DeZURIK acquired Red Valve and TideFlex, global leaders in manual and control pinch valves; inline and duckbill check valves; pressure sensors; expansion joints; potable water mixing systems; effluent diffuser systems; and aeration and mixing systems.

DeZURIK is now a family of seven time-honored brands: DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton, Willamette, Red Valve, TideFlex and RKL Controls.

All seven DeZURIK brands were founded by entrepreneurs who shared the gift of innovation. These companies had a long history of creating solutions for tough flow control challenges. Together, the DeZURIK family of brands has more than 325 years of combined applications experience, more than 1,300 employees and factory-trained sales representatives, and tens of thousands of satisfied customers in virtually every country in the world.

While Sartell, Minnesota, continues to be the corporate headquarters and largest manufacturing plant, DeZURIK has strategically located facilities across North America, including Redmond, Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; Stafford, Texas; Houston, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Gastonia, North Carolina.

With nearly 700,000 square feet of combined manufacturing space, DeZURIK engineers, designs and builds innovative valves including some of the largest valves in the world — butterfly valves to 168 inches and JetFlo Gates with 77-inch ports that were 31 feet tall.

There are no limits to DeZURIK capabilities, including in-house rubber compounding and molding, machining, welding, fabrication, assembly, testing, painting and warehousing. DeZURIK’s ISO 9001 Quality Management Program, along with extensive certifications and approvals, ensure the highest standards of excellence.

DeZURIK is committed to delivering DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton and Willamette products that comply with the AIS Consolidated Appropriations Act meeting provisions of H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for projects involving Clean Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF) or Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF). DeZURIK has close relationships with a network of U.S.-based vendors throughout our supply chain that provide AIS/BAA compliant castings and components.

DeZURIK’s mission is to advance the human condition by applying our exceptional flow control expertise to the development of vital water and industrial infrastructure. It’s a challenge we embrace every day as the industry leader. It’s what makes us stronger, faster, smarter, better. It’s what makes us different. The DeZURIK Difference.


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