A Milestone: Sloan Celebrates 100 Years
Sloan Valve Co. turns 100 this year. In 1906, William E. Sloan, company founder and inventor of the Flushometer, introduced his first model of the Royal® Flushometer. However, when it debuted, plumbers were reluctant to forego their tank-type toilets and try the new technology. Sloan persevered with his idea. Today, the basic design remains essentially the same and, according to the company, the Royal is the most widely specified flush valve on the market, with millions of units sold and installed in facilities worldwide.
Sloan Valve also invented pressure-assist toilet technology, an alternative to older gravity-fed toilets, which is now offered as part of the FLUSHMATE division and sold within toilets available from various manufacturers.
“Sloan Valve Co. has enjoyed a long history of providing quality, innovative products to the plumbing industry - from the introduction of the first Flushometer in 1906 to today's full line of both manual and sensor-operated Flushometers and faucets and other water- and energy-conserving plumbing systems,” said Charles Allen, president of Sloan. “We plan to remain the market leader in offering the most reliable, technologically advanced plumbing systems available.”
Sloan, headquartered in Franklin Park Ill., is a family-owned company that manufactures plumbing products and accessories for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Web site (click on the link below).