Some may ask, “Why are Balon Valves made in America?”
We believe the proper question is, “Why would Balon want to manufacture our valves anywhere else?”
Outstanding domestic foundries and forging houses respectfully asked to build relationships with us.
The heart of America is where Balon humbly opened its doors, in 1965, on a 4000-square-foot shop that employed three persons.
It was American valve users who first came to recognize that Balon Corporation provides an unmatched combination of product integrity and customer support.
America is where Balon grew, building safer, more rugged, maintenance-free valves that comprise domestic content only.
Prospective employees came to our door, in America, asking for an opportunity to join their futures to ours by becoming skilled craftsmen in our manufacturing plant.
Balon’s diverse work force embodies skills, traditions, and a work ethic with origins around the globe. We honor and respect their cultures and the cultures of all countries. In fact, today, Balon sells and services valves in all regions of the world.
There was a time when “Made in America” meant exactly that. Now, to some, it means something less. It means, perhaps, importing components for final assembly within the borders of the United States.
Now, here in America, more than five decades after our founding, Balon’s manufacturing plant has grown to 1,400,000 square feet. We have brought together an excellent group of domestic raw materials suppliers who understand our insistence on quality and performance. We have hundreds of dedicated employees who spare no effort to manufacture valves that meet our customers’ highest expectations. Why change a winning formula?
Let’s be clear. At Balon, “Made in America” means what it ought to mean. It means ordering raw materials from domestic foundries and forging houses only. It means standing firmly by our tradition of manufacturing valves that are designed, machined, assembled, and tested, from start to finish, in our own plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.