EXPORT, PA – On September 15th, 2009, 180 employees at Dormont Manufacturing celebrated the manufacture of their 100,000,000th gas connector.
Dormont, located in Export, PA, has more than 35 years of experience manufacturing high quality stainless steel gas connectors for the residential, commercial and food service industries. Dormont was the first to introduce the Supr-Safe™ stainless steel gas connector for the domestic residential market place. Dormont is also the inventor of the Snap-Fast™ one-handed quick-disconnect coupling and “The Blue Hose” for the commercial and food service industries. Today, Dormont, a wholly owned subsidiary of Watts Water Technologies, North Andover MA (NYSE: WTS) has the broadest family of gas connectors, installation kits and accessory products in the industry.
“It is a proud day for us”, said Mike Mantia, VP of Operations. “We take great pride and care in our manufacturing processes. We work in a state-of-the-art production facility and follow a very stringent manufacturing process that exceeds the performance requirements mandated by CSA. We make each of our gas connectors as if they were going to be installed in our own home or business”.
“It’s our dedicated employees that make us so successful”, says Joe Dykta, General Manager. “Along with our outstanding manufacturing, we provide world class service to our customers – from customer service to engineering support to 99% on-time deliveries. We look forward to manufacturing the next 100,000,000 gas connectors and to continue to provide a safe and efficient product to our customers”.
“Our strenuous ISO certification process that requires an underlying business management system means that our customers can rest assured that our connectors are safe, reliable and above all, produced right here in Western Pennsylvania,” said John Kolson, VP HVAC Group. Every connector that we produce is 100% tested before it is shipped. That’s a lot of connectors over the last 35 plus years,” he added.
“To help us celebrate this milestone and to reinforce our value in the industry, we have kicked off a new “Connect with Confidence” marketing campaign”, says Jack Stein, VP of Sales. “This campaign will illustrate what sets Dormont apart from other manufacturers – our quality product, our quality employees and our quality partners.”