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ACCOR Technology

West

build single-family homes, hotels and multifamily apartments. The product's one-valve-fits-all technology makes it
easy for plumbers, wholesalers, builders and consumers to
buy only one product, available under two brands FlowTite
and PUSHON, that fits all different pipes, whether copper,
CPVC or PEX.

Made in U.S.A.
One of ACCOR's goals was to manufacture its product entirely in the United States, which is how its factory came to
be located in Wenatchee. It continues to work solely with
U.S.-made materials that it assembles itself. But with product demand increasing since the early 2000s, ACCOR realized it needed to automate and speed up productivity.
Since its product is so unique, ACCOR needed a one-ofa-kind automation machine. With an excellent technical
team, the company created two high-tech robotics systems
to increase productivity and to control quality, doing all the
engineering, programming and construction in-house.
"We compete directly with brass valves that are made in
China with much lower labor costs," O'Neill explains.

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