Conbraco Industries, Inc. ::
American-Made Success since 1928
Conbraco Industries was created when two Detroit-based
manufacturers of brass valves and fittings merged in 1928
forming Consolidated Brass Company. Over 80 years later,
Conbraco is an American success story that's still being
The company now known as ApolloŽ Valves earned a reputation
for developing new products to meet emerging market demands. In
1968, the company introduced its ApolloŽ Series 70 ball valve to
the commercial market.
A revolutionary innovation at the time, the product became
the most specified ball valve in the world. Line extensions have
resulted in new materials, new sizes and new applications for
the classic Apollo ball valve.
In 2005, the company brought all of its products under the
ApolloŽ Valves brand. Products which had been sold under the
Conbraco brand included plumbing and heating products, water
gauges, pop safety and relief valves, marine fittings and
backflow prevention devices. Those lines joined the company's
ball valves, actuators and mixing valves as part of the complete
Apollo Valves family of products.
"As proud as we are of the Conbraco tradition that goes back
eight decades, it is the Apollo name, and the quality and
reliability that it stands for, that has won the confidence of
our customers," said Cal Mosack, Executive Vice President.
Conbraco was founded by Clarence Mosack, grandfather of Cal
Mosack, company president Glenn Mosack and vice president of
marketing Carole Mosack Lee. They assumed control of the company
after their father Carl Mosack retired as president in 2001. The
Mosack family has led the privately-held company for three
Nearly all ApolloŽ valves are produced in U.S. facilities
that are second to none in the industry, including
ISO-registered, state-of-the-art foundries and manufacturing
facilities in Pageland and Conway, S.C. The company's
headquarters is located in Matthews, N.C.
"Some of our competitors claim to be domestic while they are
really sourcing most of their products from the Far East", said
Glenn Mosack. "We actually manufacture 95 to 98% of all the
components in our valves in our own plants in the Carolinas,
right down to the yellow handles!"
Investments in manufacturing, quality control and
distribution have surpassed $100 million in the past 10 years
alone. Employing "lean manufacturing" practices in U.S. plants
allows the company to improve deliveries, control costs and
provide better customer service.
Open To Change, Eager For The Future
While some see valve manufacturing as a mature industry,
Conbraco sees continuous opportunities for innovation. The
company is constantly developing and introducing new products
like the 34HL thermostatically-controlled mixing valve, the
first valve to meet ASSE 1069 requirements for multiple
By focusing on problem-solving innovations, U.S.-made quality
and the best delivery and fill rates in the industry, Apollo
Valves will continue to thrive.
"We're a stronger company today because of our history," said
Glenn Mosack. "Now, we're looking toward the future."