Flow-Rite, a manufacturer of injection-molded fluid control components for boats, RVs, golf carts, hydroponics and industrial applications, has reached a milestone. Founded by Dan Campau in 1981, the Byron Center, Michigan-based company is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The impetus to launch Flow-Rite, then referred to as Flow-Rite Controls, was to provide fluid control products that were more reliable than conventional mechanical valves. In a mere four years, it developed a global network of distributors for its innovative battery watering system. The marine industry in particular has adopted its innovative boat ballast and livewell plumbing solutions, especially paired with the innovative Qwik-Lok™ connection system. The ISO 9001:2015-certified company has a long history of continuous process improvement. Having earned its first patent in 1985, it has added hundreds since.
“We’ve accomplished so much in 40 years, but that which we’re most proud of is the culture Dan Campau established,” said Todd Hart, Flow-Rite president. “Because of the values he instilled into the company, we enjoy what we do as we support our community and solve our customers’ challenges.” A video of the company’s history and many accomplishments is at bit.ly/FlowRiteAnniversary.
Flow-Rite employees actively donate their time to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots, even throughout the pandemic. For four consecutive years, it’s been one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan. A video is at bit.ly/flow-rite-culture.
“While we’ve all been individually tested by the pandemic, the Flow-Rite family came together to support one another,” added Hart. “Throughout, we’ve remained strong and cohesive. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished this year and all the successes we’ve realized.” Vertically integrated and with a US supply base, Flow-Rite achieved a 99% on-time delivery rate in 2020.
Originally seen on Golf Car Advisor