In 1963, NIBCO bought the Scott Valve Company located in Blytheville, Arkansas, which marked the company’s entry in the industrial valve market and establishment of NIBCO’s presence in Mississippi County. NIBCO soon emerged as a market leader in the manufacture of ductile and cast iron-body gate, globe, check, and butterfly valves.
When many companies were moving manufacturing offshore in the 1990s, NIBCO remained dedicated to investing in our future by staying in Blytheville, Arkansas. In 2011, NIBCO completed a 44,000-square-foot expansion of the iron valve facility, increasing NIBCO’s manufacturing capacity and marking the opening of its distribution center. In 2017 and 2019, NIBCO continued its investment in Blytheville by purchasing two additional buildings totaling more than 200,000 square feet. Today, the NIBCO campus in Blytheville has more than 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.
Quote to be placed with transportation information or on home page by map: “Mississippi County’s strategic location in the South Central United States provides access to main distribution hubs via air, water, and rail transportation. This location provides NIBCO access to manufacture and ship from one location to anywhere in the world reducing lead time and keeping projects on schedule.” David Goodling, Senior Vice President – Supply Chain
2019 American Supply Association Safety Award
2015 Large Business Industry of the Year by the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 American Supply Association Safety Award
2014 American Supply Association Safety Award
2013 American Supply Association Safety Award – greater than 500,000 hours worked
2012 Safe Year Award from the American Foundry Society
2012 American Supply Association Safety Award – greater than 500,000 hours worked
Not sure where this fits on website but nice story - Charitable Business Contribution
Recognizing that quality childcare is an important issue for many NIBCO associates, the NIBCO Children’s Care Center was constructed in 2003 through by a generous donation from the Rex and Alice A. Martin Foundation. Located on the campus of Arkansas Northeastern College near NIBCO’s Blytheville plant, the 4,000-square-foot building provides affordable or free daycare of students attending college and was dedicated to NIBCO’s associates both past and present.