Alco Manufacturing Announces New Contract
Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Million-dollar award will expand Alco’s reach into plumbing market segment
(Elyria, OH)- Alco Manufacturing announced today that it has recently been awarded a million dollar contract to produce precision-machined brass and aluminum components for bath and shower fixture assemblies for global plumbing fixture manufacturer, Delta Faucets. The plumbing fixtures will be used in residential construction and sold at leading retail home improvement stores nationwide. Alco will produce these parts in volume at their brass/aluminum Center of Excellence located in Grand Haven, MI. and will assist Delta in keeping pace with record-breaking demand for residential fixtures as the housing market continues to accelerate. Alco has been serving Delta with precision machined parts for over a decade.
Video: Delta Faucet Commodity Manager, Sydney Cherry on awarding Alco new business.
This agreement will see over a million bonnet nuts produced on Alco’s Hydromat production line, an area of particular expertise for Chris Hendrix, Engineering Manager at Alco’s Grand Haven facility:
“Due to our long-standing relationship with Delta, we have an extensive knowledge of their business and unique requirements. For this reason, we are able to pivot and respond quickly to their needs as they arise. In this instance, an upsurge in the market led to a higher-than-anticipated demand for our customers’ products that an overseas supplier simply could not meet. As a strategic partner, Alco is able to step in and make sure our customer has adequate inventory to maintain market share and satisfy demand for their products without sacrificing on price or quality.”
This mutually beneficial agreement was just the latest in a long line of successful engagements for Alco Manufacturing in the plumbing and faucet industry. Since the beginning of the year, Delta also agreed to source several other critical internal plumbing fixture components with Alco, including a large order for unleaded brass Tip Spouts and Ferrules. The most recent award from this customer has a nominal value of over $1M US.
"We have a long standing relationship with Delta that is built on mutual trust, engineering collaboration and delivery of high quality parts. We are thrilled with the new business award and look forward to future opportunities to further our relationship with Delta Faucets," Mike Clark Director of Sales.
As a leading domestic supplier, Alco is well-positioned to assist customers with domestic manufacturing, competitively priced, high quality solutions in all areas of precision machining and turned part requirements.