Victaulic celebrates 100-year anniversary of first patent
By Jillian MorganHPAC General
Victaulic is marking a major milestone. On April 4, 2019, the company celebrated 100 years since its first patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions.
Lieutenant Ernest Tribe filed the first patent for the Victory Joint–now known as the Victaulic coupling–a mechanical bolted coupling that joined grooved pipe ends.
Since then, the company’s products have been used on a range of large-scale projects, including the Hoover Dam, Eiffel Tower, Beijing Olympic Stadium, Petronas Towers and Hudson Yards.
“Our next 100 years will include more customer-centric innovation as technology grows more rapidly than ever before and we continue to make strategic R&D investments,” said John Malloy, Victaulic’s chairman, president and CEO.
Victaulic is currently headquartered in Pennsylvania, which is slated to open in 2020. The company is building a 400,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in the area. www.victaulic.com/100-years-innovation