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Business View – March 2022 / Member Spotlight
Mobile-based Quality Valve is growing with a new location for its corporate headquarters and distribution warehouse facility, as well as the acquisition of another company.
Quality Valve specializes in providing instant shipment of valve replacement parts specifically to valve repair companies and factory service centers all over the world. In addition, they offer support with new valves.
In four years, the company has nearly doubled its volume by doubling its investment in inventory.
“It really comes down to having the parts when people need them,” said Quality Valve President Jody Dunn. “We play offense by adding inventory as fast as we can and having the best players on the field that we can find.”
We take a lot of pride of ownership. The same guy that talked to the customer is the same guy that pulls it off the shelf and puts in a box.”
Jody Dunn, president Quality Valve
The company houses millions of spare parts on its shelves from manufacturer brands customers need the most and its state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled warehouse facility is designed for fast response.
Dunn says they have three priorities: being knowledgeable, fast and accurate. “We take a lot of pride of ownership. The same guy that talked to the customer is the same guy that pulls it off the shelf and puts it in a box.”
The new headquarters, located at 1541 East I-65 Service Road South in Mobile, is a million-dollar investment in relocation allowing 70 percent more space for future growth, inventory, product lines and new hires.
Quality Valve announced in November 2021 the acquisition of Griffco Valve, based in Buffalo, New York.
Griffco Valve manufactures reliable, high-quality pump accessories for chemical feed and pumping systems. Its products are made in the U.S. and are used for municipal, industrial and processing applications worldwide.
Griffco will continue to operate under the same name from New York, with its existing team, building on the strong customer and vendor relationships it’s built over the past 30 years.
“We bought a great company with great people,” said Dunn. “Griffco significantly expands our product reach, customer base and end-market potential, particularly in water/wastewater. Together, we will build great relationships and deliver great results for our customers and investors.”
Quality Valve was founded in 1994 in Mobile by Raymond McCaffrey III. It’s currently owned by Pfingsten Partners LLC. The management team includes Controller Mat Hariel, VP of Sales and Marketing Gabe Salwan, Director of Warehouse and Inventory Operations Frank Reeves, and General Manager of Griffco Division Stan Kazowski. It currently has 37 employees across five states.
“I’m as grateful as I can be to be part of an organization that values every single position, every single role in the same way,” said Dunn.
Griffco significantly expands our product reach, customer base and end-market potential, particularly in
water/wastewater. Together, we will build great relationships and deliver great results for our customers and investors.”
Jody Dunn, president Quality Valve
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