Crispin Valve History
Crispin Valve began in 1905 with an Air Valve designed by company founder, Clarence Crispin. Moving back to Berwick, Pennsylvania and out of Engineering School at Cornell University, Clarence wanted increase output at the family-owned Berwick Water Company. Early attempts sought to pump water through a wood stave pipe that ran along the bed of the local Susquehanna River. However, the pipe kept collapsing, destroyed by an excessive vacuum that formed as the pipe drained. Clarence designed a valve that could release air from a water line while water was running through it, and admit air when the waterline drained, all without leaks or breaks in the water’s flow.
This patented fluid valve became the foundation for the Multiplex Manufacturing Company. Within 5 years, Crispin Air Valves were solving vacuum problems on the Panama Canal–history’s greatest waterworks project.
No other company in the world today has manufactured Air Valves longer than Crispin. Indeed, we hold the first U.S. design patent for the product. Our line of valves is extensive, capable of meeting whatever our consumers’ needs are. We offer various sizes of over 20+ different valves types. With our exemplary customer service department as well as sales representatives the exact product needed is delivered to the customer.
Today, as a fourth-generation family owned business, Crispin Valve is a modern professional company that is deeply rooted in the traditional values of its early beginnings.
Our products are used in both hemispheres and in almost every country throughout the world. The breadth of our international experience allows us to understand & provide the flexibility that customers around the globe require.
While guided by tradition, we consistently strive to stay ahead of current trends in the valve industry. We have expanded our product offerings over the years, acquiring the KFLO Butterfly valve line in 2005. In 2011, we introduced our complete line of reduced and full ported Eccentric Plug Valves. We also offer several different styles of in-line Check Valves suitable for clean water and/or wastewater. In 2016 Crispin Valve had acquired the Ludlow-Rensselaer Gate Valve product line from Patterson Pump. Ludlow-Rensselaer Gate valves is a world-class producer of Double-Disc Gate Valves. In combination of its 155 year-old history with ours we have created a depth of experience that is unrivaled in the industry.
Crispin Valve Customers
Focusing primarily on the municipal water industries, our products are also used extensively by industrial, mining, chemical, energy and processing companies. Through us and our representatives all over the nation Crispin Valve has a large reach of clients! Our customers include some of the world’s top corporations–from Philips Petroleum, Walt Disney Co., and Anheuser-Busch to Bechtel, International Paper, Black & Veatch and more.
Our municipal client index includes customers of every size; from major metropolitan areas to small town water systems. Among these customers the cities of Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and thousands of others.
We look forward to putting over 114 years of existence to serving your next project and continuing our family tradition of excellence. For more information about Crispin Valve feel free to check us out on social media!