Control Devices

Founded in a garage in St. Louis by Joseph Krechel in 1963, Control Devices began its early history as an innovative designer and manufacturer of check valves and controls for air compressor OEMs. The company remained solely in the control of the Krechel family for nearly 45 years, when Corridor Capital, LLC, a California-based private equity firm, acquired majority ownership in June of 2007.

Through a series of successful acquisitions (Hunter-Fritz in 2008, Robert Manufacturing Company in 2010, Drain-All® in 2011, and KeepFlo™ in 2012), the company was able to broaden its product offering to the point where it now includes products and components for pressure washers, air compressors, fire suppression systems, vehicle systems, specialty gas applications, refrigeration and air conditioning, and the agricultural and food & beverage industries. Specific products include a wide variety of specialty valves, nozzles, condensate traps, and refrigeration distributors.

Today, Control Devices is a financially strong  and growing business. To support this growth and to position the company for further success, Control Devices moved into a new, consolidated headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fenton, Missouri in January 2012.

Control Devices provides the customers with a full range of specialty engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Their world-class engineering department works closely with many customers to design, test and develop proprietary equipment to fit specific needs and to customize existing products in the company’s designated Engineering/R&D lab. They also house a fully-staffed quality control laboratory on-site to ensure the final product output continues to meet or exceed industry requirements.

Float Valves: In 2010, Control Devices introduced float valves to their already expansive product line via the acquisition of Roberts Manufacturing Company (RMC) of Rancho Cucamonga, California. A company with over 70 years of manufacturing industry know-how, RMC designed and  patented the BOB® line of performance brass and stainless steel float valves, BOBBY® valve reservoir assemblies and BOBBY® miniature float valves. Today, Control Devices continues the legacy of the RMC vision while working to design, engineer and market new concepts within the float valve industry, serving diverse applications from ice-making equipment and cooling towers to livestock watering equipment.

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