The Ford Meter Box Company
has been a leading manufacturer in the
water works industry selling its products throughout the United States and in
over 70 countries worldwide. Ford manufactures gunmetal valves and fittings,
indoor and outdoor meter setting devices, service saddles, iron meter boxes,
covers and water meter testing equipment. All Ford meter box products are
manufactured in the most stringent manufacturing process and certified to ISO
9001 quality standards.
Ford Meter Box traces its roots to 1898 and the home of Edwin H. Ford
in Hartford City, Indiana. Mr. Ford served as superintendent of the
town’s waterworks, which struggled with shortages due to excessive
unmetered usage. He set about to solve the problem by designing an
outside meter setting that would stand up to the winter cold, and within
months he was filling orders for his new meter boxes. In 1911, Mr. Ford
moved his fledgling enterprise to Wabash, Indiana and The Ford Meter
Box Company was incorporated. Since then, the company has outgrown
two locations and has expanded its facilities numerous times. Today,
production facilities in Indiana and Alabama support a comprehensive
catalog of nearly 30,000 products and variations. Ford’s manufacturing
sites, aided by satellite warehouses, service hundreds of stocking
distributors and municipalities across North America.
Over the decades, Ford has invested in advanced manufacturing processes, giving them a unique ability to partner with our
customers in product development. The foundry and machining areas feature a flexible approach to production, providing
high speed, medium run and small quantity lots to meet the customers’ delivery requirements.
Group technology in cell assembly areas and the strategic use of robotics ensure high levels of quality and efficiency. As
an industry leader in innovation, Ford continuously works to meet customers’ requests for new product development.
Although typically buried and forgotten, Ford Meter Box
products play a critical role in the delivery of a clean and
abundant water supply.