Apollo Flow Controls; Conbraco Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 247
Matthews,NC 28106
(704) 841–6000
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210523  GENERAL-DUTY VALVES FOR FIRE PROTECTION PIPING
211100  FACILITY FIRE-SUPPRESSION WATER-SERVICE PIPING
220523.12  BALL VALVES FOR PLUMBING PIPING
220523.13  BUTTERFLY VALVES FOR PLUMBING PIPING
220523.14  CHECK VALVES FOR PLUMBING PIPING
220523.15  GATE VALVES FOR PLUMBING PIPING
221113  FACILITY WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPING
221116  DOMESTIC WATER PIPING
221117  GRAY-WATER PIPING
221119  DOMESTIC WATER PIPING SPECIALTIES
221313  FACILITY SANITARY SEWERS
221316  SANITARY WASTE AND VENT PIPING
221413  FACILITY STORM DRAINAGE PIPING
221513  GENERAL-SERVICE COMPRESSED-AIR PIPING
226113  COMPRESSED-AIR PIPING FOR LABORATORY AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
226213  VACUUM PIPING FOR LABORATORY AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
226313  GAS PIPING FOR LABORATORY AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
226600  CHEMICAL-WASTE SYSTEMS FOR LABORATORY AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
226700  PROCESSED WATER SYSTEMS FOR LABORATORY AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
230523.11  GLOBE VALVES FOR HVAC PIPING
230523.12  BALL VALVES FOR HVAC PIPING
230523.13  BUTTERFLY VALVES FOR HVAC PIPING
230523.14  CHECK VALVES FOR HVAC PIPING
230523.15  GATE VALVES FOR HVAC PIPING
231123  FACILITY NATURAL-GAS PIPING
231126  FACILITY LIQUEFIED-PETROLEUM GAS PIPING
232113  HYDRONIC PIPING
232116  HYDRONIC PIPING SPECIALTIES
232216  STEAM AND CONDENSATE HEATING PIPING SPECIALTIES
232300  REFRIGERANT PIPING
238316  RADIANT-HEATING HYDRONIC PIPING
328400  PLANTING IRRIGATION
332100  WATER SUPPLY WELLS

American Lubricator and Brass Co. and Sterling & Skinner Manufacturing Co., two established Detroit-based manufacturers of brass valves and fittings, merged in 1928. They adopted a new name, Consolidated Brass Company, and Conbraco Industries was born. After 75 years, Conbraco is an American success story that’s still being written.

Despite a weak economy in the early years, Conbraco thrived, driven by a spirit of innovation and a shared commitment to hard work and teamwork. That energy enabled the new company to succeed. Demand for valves and flow control products in new materials, designs and sizes was on the increase and Conbraco responded.

Twenty-five years after its founding, Conbraco began planning a major expansion. The company bought land outside Charlotte, N.C. in 1955 for a new headquarters, plant and foundry. It took five years to build, but in 1960 Conbraco moved its entire operation south.

The new facility was distinguished by its degree of advanced design, manufacturing and testing technology. It was a formula the company would rely on later as it built new manufacturing and foundry facilities in Pageland and Conway, S.C.

Conbraco earned a reputation for developing new products to meet emerging market demands. In 1968, the company introduced its Apollo® Series 70 ball valve to the commercial market.

A revolutionary innovation at the time, the product became the most specified ball valve in the world. Line extensions have resulted in new materials, new sizes and new applications for the classic Apollo ball valve in the ensuing years.

Conbraco's understanding of manufacturing technology and a commitment to controlling quality and cost has led to a continual reinvestment in plants and equipment.

Including new state-of-the-art foundries and machining facilities for both bronze and steel valves, Conbraco’s investments in manufacturing, quality control and distribution have surpassed $100 million in the past 10 years alone.

The company stocks $24 million in finished inventories at our distribution centers. Quick deliveries are supported by more than 2,000 stocking distributors around the globe. Inventory inquiries about the company’s 8,500 active line items are current to within one hour on a centralized computer system.

While some see valve manufacturing as a mature industry, Conbraco sees continuous opportunities for innovation. The company is constantly developing and introducing new products like our 87A/88A Series industrial flanged steel ball valves, our ASSE 1016/1017 mixing valve family, and our 77C Series full-port bronze ball valves, all built to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.

The lessons of our history tell us that by focusing on quality, helping our customers with problem-solving innovations, working hard and working as a team, Conbraco Industries will continue to thrive.

After 75 years, Conbraco employees are proud of their company and its traditions, and are prepared to achieve even more in the future.