Val-Matic Corporate Responsibility

A letter from the CEO

Val-Matic Valve was founded in 1966 by Andrew Nuter and is a manufacturer of fourteen valve product lines for the water and wastewater, industrial, commercial building construction, and plumbing industries with two factories in Elmhurst and Addison, Illinois.  After 55 years in business as a family owned company, Val-Matic Valve joined the A.Y. McDonald family in 2021.  A.Y. McDonald is also a family owned company and was founded in 1856 by Andrew Young McDonald, who emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland.  Today, the company is owned and managed by the 5th generation of the McDonald family.

At Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corporation, we know that there is only one boss and it is the customer. The customer is the person that pays everyone’s salary and who decides whether a business is going to succeed or fail. The customer doesn’t care if a business has been around over 57 years…the minute it starts treating them badly, they’ll put it out of business simply by spending their money someplace else. That is why no matter what decision we make in our company, we first ask ourselves how it will affect the boss, our customer. If it isn’t a good decision for the customer, it isn’t a good decision for our company. This philosophy has served us well for many, many years. 

Our people make a difference and are the key to our longevity. We are proud of the many years of service from co-workers at Val-Matic. This is a company that people retire from after a long career. Multiple generations of the same families have worked here. We believe that our company “runs on people” and are proud to call these hard working and dedicated people our co-workers and part of our extended family. 

I thank you for your interest in and support of Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corporation. We will continue to earn your business and look forward to serving you, the Boss!

Rob McDonald

Chief Executive Officer
Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.

Safe Drinking Water

All of Val-Matic products are third-party certified to be safe for use in drinking water. All of the alloys that touch drinking water are third-party certified to be lead-free. View a full listing of our Product Certifications.

Climate Change

Many of Val-Matic’s products are dedicated to saving energy to reduce our industry’s carbon footprint. Val-Matic’s plants utilize energy efficient equipment, lighting, and processes. Our process water and excess material undergo review and recycling. Our product coating systems were converted to water-based compounds to prevent the release of greenhouse gasses.

Industry Participation

Val-Matic plays a leadership role on many industrial forums and committees to develop requirements for safe and environmentally safe products for the water industry. Val-Matic publishes knowledge and policies that openly promote socially responsible initiatives.


Val-Matic co-workers participate actively in many local charities in our community. Val-Matic helps sponsor many college scholarship programs through the industry associations we are members of, as well as providing financial support to different causes our co-workers and customers advocate.