Kennedy Valve History
Below is a rich timeline of the history Kennedy Valve is proud to share.
Daniel Kennedy starts making gate valves in a shop on Gold Street in Lower Manhattan
To provide larger manufacturing facilities, the plant is moved to Coxsackie, N.Y. The D. Kennedy firm becomes the Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co.
The Kennedy Valve business continues to develop rapidly, and a larger, more modern plant is built on a 20-acre site in Elmira, N. Y. — now 52.59 acres.
Kennedy Valve expands with the addition of a brass foundry.
The plant receives three Maritime Commission awards to manufacture eight million valves for the Victory Fleet.
Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co. is purchased by Grinnell Corp. of Providence, R.I.
Grinnell Corp. is purchased by ITT, and Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co. became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Grinnell.
McWane, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., purchases Kennedy Valve from ITT Corp.
Kennedy Valve celebrates the milestone of 100 years of operations in Elmira, N.Y.