RuB, Inc. history

Since 1994, RuB Inc has been delivering quality valves while continuously improving our technology and manufacturing capabilities in order to supply the best valves in the market. The events below highlight our key milestone achievements that have shaped our values and will guide us into the future.

1993

RuB concludes national plumbing valve exclusive with major plumbing distributor and hires consulting firm to survey U.S. market potential beyond existing RuB house accounts. Sales rep network is setup and stocking warehouse is opened in Massachusetts.

1994

RuB Inc. is incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary in State of Minnesota. Long term strategic selling plan for RuB valve business in America was developed.

1997

RuB hires first two RuB Inc. employees.

2000

RuB Inc. North America begins sales into Canada.

2006

RuB Inc. hires 3 Regional Managers and 10 rep organizations to lead sales efforts, consigned stock warehouses established in CA and Toronto. Massachusetts inventory is transferred to 17,000 ft² warehouse with 5 tier racking system in Shakopee, MN.

2008

Pneumatic actuation and stainless-steel ball valves added to the RuB Inc. product line.

2010

RuB Inc. surpasses milestone of $12,000,000 in sales.

2011

Laser machine was added to RuB Inc. to add handle customization capability.

2014

RuB Inc. surpasses milestone of $16,000,000 in sales.

2014

New NA Headquarters/Warehouse completed in Shakopee that features 50,000 ft² office/warehouse with 5 tier racking and barcodes managed by SAP ERP system software. Activalve® product is launched. 150# Class Stainless Steel Flanged valves up to 2”- 4” added to product line.

2015

Grand Opening of new RuB Inc. company owned Headquarters in Shakopee MN. Proclamation presented by the Shakopee Mayor to declare August 6th, 2015 as “Silvio Bonomi Day.”

2017

Triple+ leak detection system product is launched.

2018

150# Class Stainless Steel Flanged valve line up to 8” added to product line.