Hunt Valve Company was founded 1919 to manufacture severe service valves for the U.S. steel industry. With the end of World War I and the advent of assembly line manufacturing, America’s heavy industrial revolution was in full swing. During this time, Hunt Valve quickly became known as a supplier of reliable, heavy-duty valves in a variety of growing U.S. industries.
During the economic boom following World War II, Hunt Valve’s well-known reliability was established. While numerous American engineering firms were exporting heavy industrial machinery around the world, Hunt Valve’s valves were the product of choice on many of these machines because product reliability was critical in these distant, isolated locations.
Hunt Valve’s affiliation with the U.S. Navy dates back to the early days of submarine development with the supply of pneumatic valves that were used to control the periscope’s up/down function. This valve was later used in similar submarine applications such as for the snorkel’s up/down function. Hunt Valve also supplied valves for the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus in the early 1950’s.
Hunt Valve’s assets were purchased by the current company in the 1980’s.
Today’s Hunt Valve produces innovative engineering solutions that can be found in applications on all six industrialized continents. The company specializes in severe-duty valves and complementary engineered components and system solutions for applications that include primary metals, energy, process and U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessels, including all submarines and carriers in operation as well as the Virginia Class, Ford Class and soon-to-be-in-production Columbia Class.