American R/D History

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American R/D is now a product line of Kennedy Valve located in Elmira, New York

The Kennedy Valve Plant and Industrial Valve Group (PIV) markets Check Valves, Butterfly Valves, Eccentric Plug Valves, Rotating Disc Gate Valves and Resilient Wedge Gate Valves exclusively through contracted manufacturers' representatives in the United States, Clow Canada to the North and McWane International in all other countries.

Founded more than a century ago, American R/D is widely known as an industry leader in gate valve manufacturing.

From our humble beginnings as the Darling Pump Company back in 1900, American R/D has risen as a model of American dedication and ingenuity. In 1969, the company was purchased by the American Cast Iron Pipe Company and relocated to our current home state of Alabama. Here, in the heart of the South, we reaffirmed our reputation as an American company successfully serving customers around the world.

In 2006, McWane, Inc. took note of this reputation, as American R/D became an official member of the renowned McWane Valve and Hydrant group in Anniston, Ala. As a part of McWane, we’ve continued working hard to create innovative offerings for customers everywhere. These offerings range in both size and different types of valves from 2’’ up to 108’’. So, whether the customer’s need is large or small, American R/D has the products and the history to fulfill it.

Thanks to our long and well-known history dating back to the late 1800s, American R/D has more metal seated gate valve manufacturing and engineering experience than anyone in the industry. Our Rotating Disc gate valve, through constant upgrades, has been in continuous production for over 100 years. Make sure you ask for the industry leader — American R/D valves.