Symmons Celebrates 75th Anniversary
January 15, 2014
Braintree, MA – Symmons Industries, a third-generation family owned and operated plumbing manufacturer, located in Braintree, Massachusetts is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The company, founded in 1939 by Paul V. Symmons, revolutionized the plumbing industry with the invention of the anti-scald, pressure-balancing shower valve. Since the company’s inception, it has expanded its commercial business segment through the addition of multiple product lines and categories that provide solutions for commercial buildings. These products can be found in a wide variety of locations such as schools, healthcare facilities and hotels. Within the last ten years, Symmons has launched 14 premium product collections and a custom design service. The Company’s extensive offerings include a variety of durable, reliable and beautifully designed plumbing fittings for commercial, custom and residential applications.
“Throughout its history, Symmons has continuously changed to meet the needs of our customer base. Our custom design service, Symmons Design Studio™, is an example of how we’ve diversified our portfolio and offer customers value by pairing custom design with our durable products,” said Tim O’Keeffe, Symmons Chief Executive Officer.
Symmons provides Design Studio services to clients globally. Custom products have been installed in Four Seasons, Toronto, Casino del sol, Tucson Arizona, Courtyard by Marriott, National, Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes California and the historic Algonquin in New York City, to name a few.
The Company’s plans for the future include continuing to invest in the U.S. manufacturing platform while introducing innovative water management solutions that provide value to the customer.
“The Symmons valve is the foundation of our company and it was marketed as a solution for customers; seventy-five years later that same valve is installed worldwide. As the global market changes, we will continue to focus on expanding our portfolio and will offer the best in class solutions for our customers,” commented Jeff Reilly, President of Symmons.
Symmons employs nearly 300 people in the United States, Asia and Canada; 122 of which are manufacturing positions in the Braintree, Massachusetts facility.
“The Symmons team takes great pride in our 75 year history. This year marks recognition of our past achievements but also launches a new phase for our team as we focus on delivering innovative solutions on a global basis” said O’Keeffe, current third-generation family management for Symmons.
About Symmons Industries
Since 1939, Symmons Industries has been a premier manufacturer of commercial and residential plumbing products. Backed by a customer-first culture, Symmons offers a variety of durable, reliable and beautifully designed plumbing fittings for residential and commercial applications. Symmons’ pressure-balancing, anti-scald shower valve, in combination with its expansive premium products for kitchen and bath makes Symmons truly the smart choice in plumbing. Symmons continues to innovate within the custom fittings category, creating distinctive design solutions for premium hospitality and condominium projects.
Headquartered in Braintree, MA, Symmons is a privately-held company with regional sales offices and local representatives located throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. For more information, please visit www.symmons.com or call 1-800-SYMMONS.