2017 Marks 125 Years for OPW
Fluid handling solutions provider OPW, a Dover company, will observe a year-long celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary in 2017. Its range of CNG products include nozzles for use in self-service, fast-fill and high-flow CNG applications, along with receptacles, hose assemblies, in-line breakaways, fittings, valves and filters.
Founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Company in Cincinnati, OH and officially incorporated in 1892, OPW has stood the test of time. Founded through a $390 investment by Victor E. Tresise and Joseph E. Hausfeld, OPW began life during the Industrial Revolution as a company that created wood and metal patterns for use in the manufacture of everything from grave markers to oil valves.
Over the years, the company was able to thrive by identifying and reacting to changes in the markets in which it operated. Through a series of shrewd business decisions and strategic acquisitions, OPW has established a global reputation as the fluid-handling equipment provider, embracing the continuing emergence of alternative fuels, including natural gas.
“We have been able to realize this great accomplishment by focusing on the three ‘Ps’: People, Partners and Products,” said Mike McCann, interim President of OPW, and Vice President and General Manager of the OPW Retail Fueling business unit. “Our products have long set the industry standard in fluid-handling excellence, a leadership position we intend to maintain for the next 125 years.”