We strive to produce the finest products possible using the latest advancements in foundry technology. This process starts with the very foundation on which our company was built: our commitment to using only the highest-quality ingredients available to produce the very best products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.
We believe those expectations start with a product that is safe to use around you and your family, that’s why we start with material that comes from only sources that meets our highest quality and safety standards.
A good analogy would be to food. A store can’t just slap a label on something calling it ‘organic’ without that food meeting stringent criteria defined by the FDA. Our metal must also meet strict standards, think of it as organic metal.
Isn’t all metal created equal? Where does the metal come from—does that really matter?
Great questions. No, all metal is not created equal. Yes, it really does matter where it comes from! Not all companies have the same business ethics or practices. Not everyone buys the ‘good stuff’, many companies believe they can just drive to the nearest scrap metal yard, buy a truckload of metal, whip up their products----and achieve a product that’s as safe to use around your family as the company that acquires metal that’s of the highest-quality and ethically-sourced---the ‘good stuff’.
The problem with this is that buying metal and not knowing where it originated is that you don’t just get one type of metal. You would be surprised with what you can hide in metal once it’s been melted down; keys, cellphones, car batteries, lithium batteries, heavy metals, you name it! After you throw it in the pot and give it a good stir, everything disappears and out pours a shiny gold colored metal. Around and around it goes but what’s in it---nobody knows!
Other things that end up getting tossed into the pot:
- Old copper pipe? Fine. Toss it in!
- Old fittings with solder, that might contain lead? Go right ahead!
- Old automotive radiator cores, that might contain lead? Looks good!
Of course, it’s important to note that we’re not talking about our competition down the street. We’re talking about products that are imported from other nations, places that might not have the best track record for quality and safety.
Okay, I know how it sounds, blame China and India. Now before you start rolling your eyes, give me a second here and just think about this: Most of the products we make handle water and over time those chemicals leach out into the water, maybe not on the first day, but it does eventually happen. Both China and India are considered some of the most polluted places on earth, where the air is so thick you can’t see the sun at noon. They don’t even bother discussing the water in their country. Do you think they care about what happens to our water? Or even what happens to your family when exposed to harmful chemicals?