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Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corp.

	 Val-Matic	 partners	 with	 more	 than	
20	suppliers	including	foundries,	which	
pour	 the	 castings	 the	 company's	 manufacturing	 staff	 assembles	 into	 valves.	
Roughly	 half	 of	 the	 castings	 and	 other	
parts	 used	 in	 the	 company's	 products	
are	sourced	from	overseas	factories;	the	
other	half	is	produced	domestically.
	 Since	2014,	the	company	has	invested	
millions	into	its	manufacturing	capabilities.	 This	 followed	 a	 requirement	 that	
valves	 used	 in	 federally	 funded	 waterworks	 projects	 be	 made	 in	 the	 United	
States.	"We've	increased	our	number	of	
employees	and	invested	in	machinery	to	
make	 and	 test	 our	 valves,"	 Ballun	 says.	
"We	now	have	a	large	stock	of	U.S.-made	
valves	to	serve	the	industry."
	 Val-Matic's	 products	 are	 available	
through	 a	 network	 of	 70	 independent	

sales	 representatives	 located	 through	
the	United	States	and	internationally.	

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The	 company	 develops	 new	 product	
lines	roughly	every	three	years,	and	adds	
features	 to	 existing	 products	 annually.	
"We	 believe	 in	 organic	 growth	 through	
product	development	and	great	customer	service,"	Ballun	says.
	 Val-Matic	 has	 grown	 gradually	 since	
1966,	 when	 founders	 Andrew	 Nuter	
and	 Ted	 Makowan	 started	 it	 with	 just	
one	 product	 line:	 the	 Silent	 Check	
Valve.	 Additional	 product	 lines	 and	
valve	 types	 were	 added	 over	 the	 next	
several	decades.	
	 For	 the	 past	 12	 years,	 Val-Matic	 has	
been	 owned	 partially	 by	 its	 employees	
through	 an	 employee	 stock	 ownership	

Midwest

plan	(ESOP).	Ballun	became	the	company's	CEO	in	2016,	the	same	year	Val-Matic	marked	its	50th	anniversary.	Ballun	is	
a	 20-year	 veteran	 of	 the	 company	 who	
served	as	a	chief	engineer	and	in	senior	
management	positions.
	 "I	 am	 proud	 of	 our	 ability	 to	 deliver	 complex	 engineered	 products	 of	
the	highest	quality	to	our	customers,"	
he	 says.	 "We	 are	 customer-driven	 -	 it	
gives	 us	 great	 satisfaction	 to	 provide	
products	that	really	solve	problems	for	
our	customers."	mt
Just In Time Staffing LLC As the owner of the Just In
Time Group, I have had the pleasure of servicing Val-Matic
Valve and Manufacturing's staffing needs for 20-plus years,
and feel very fortunate to be a valued partner. We are
pleased to say that we have recruited for all departments
within Val-Matic, and placed many talented individuals
from shop-level machine operators to the current VP of
Manufacturing. -Bob Gibson, President. Visit us at www.
JITSynergy.com.

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