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Nordstrom Audco
1511 Jefferson St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

T: 903-885-4691
F: 903-439-3411
Toll Free:
800-225-6989


Map to Nordstrom Audco from Dallas.

Nordstrom Valves

1999

Serck Audco Valves and Nordstrom Valves, Inc. merge to become Nordstrom Audco, the world's largest plug valve manufacturer located in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

1989

Rockwell International sells its Measurement and Flow Control Division to BTR, Inc. BTR forms Nordstrom Valves, Inc., headquarterd in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

1977

Nordstrom awarded patent for the first dynamically balanced plug valve.

1976

Nordstrom undergoes second plant expansion to handle increasing volumes.

1975

Nordstrom awarded patent for the first polyethylene valve for gas distribution.

1973

North American Rockwell and Rockwell Manufactuing merge, forming Rockwell International.

1963

Plant expands to manufacture globe and check valves transferred from East Chicago, IL

1953

Rockwell Manufacturing Company breaks ground for new manufacturing facility in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

1932

The Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, later Rockwell Manufacturing Company, purchases Merco-Nordstrom Valves Company and concentrates on improving and increasing sales outlets.

1925

Merril and Nordstrom form the Merco-Nordstrom Valve Company. First plant is built in Oakland, California.

1920

Nordstrom installs the first valve in natural gas service.

1919

Nordstrom begins manufactuing valves in the United States and expands products to serve the chemical industry.

1918

Beginnings of an association with the Merril Engineering Company in San Francisco.

1914

Swedish born engineer, Sven Nordstrom, utilizing Pascal's Law invents lubricated plug valve at Reale del Monte Gold Mine in Mexico. Patent awarded in 1916 and the manufacturing begins in Mexico.

Audco

1999

Serck Audco Valves & Nordstrom Valves, Inc. merge to become Nordstrom Audco. BTR and Siebe announce merger and become Invensys company.

1996

Double isolation plug valve (DIPV) introduced for demanding offshore service.

1992

Hardfaced plug valves introduced for abrasive services in oil & gas industry.

1982

Super H introduced as a successor to type H plug valve.

1981

Acquired by BTR (some product lines moved to other companies within the newly formed valve group.)

1972

RASA (Rockwell - Serck Audco joing marketing company in Geneva) was folded & SAVI (Serck Audco Valves International) was formed.

1966

Manufacturing of butterfly valves begins.

1961

Audley Engineering Company becomes Serck Audco Valves.

1960

Manufactured the first presure balanced plug valve.

1955

New location purchased known as "Avenue Works."

1938

Introduced type H plug valves developed jointly with Nordstrom.

1922

Started manufacture of lubricated plug valves under license of Nordstrom Valves of Oakland, California.

1869

Audley Engineering company was founded - making iron cocks and other type of valves. The company was previously known as St. Mary's Iron Works.

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