July 07, 2015

For more than 130 years, CLOW Valve has been servicing its customers as one of the United States' premiere manufacturers of iron valves and hydrants for the waterworks industry.  On July 18th, CLOW Valve hosted United Water Works for lunch and a tour of their Corona facility.  This location is the production facility for their extensive wet barrel fire hydrant line- and the United team was able to see the entire process from start to finish!

Nolan Foran, our local sales rep, outlines the process: “Once the hydrants are received, the rough castings are sand blasted and machined- preparing them for assembly.  Assembly includes the installation of hydrant nozzles, stem sleeves, and stem and disc assemblies.  Once the complete unit takes shape, each hydrant is pressure tested for leak tightness at one of the two hydrostatic testing machines.  Upon satisfactory testing, the hydrant is taken to the paint booth for the application of one of the many hydrant colors CLOW Valve offers.  After painting, hydrants are prepared for delivery or placed in inventory for future shipment. “

CLOW Valve’s relationships with their customers allows them to anticipate needs, provide a superior level of service and, ultimately, help them focus on the intricacies of their business, without worrying about their experience.  We thank CLOW Valve & Nolan for their partnership & continued support!