Birmingham Fastener acquires rubber gasket company, Champion

Birmingham Fastener has announced the acquisition of Champion Sales and Manufacturing, Inc., a leading rubber gasket company based in Magnolia, Texas. With over 100 years of combined experience in the rubber gasket industry, the acquisition strengthens Birmingham Fastener’s waterworks product offering and manufacturing diversity.

Champion manufactures mechanical joint, push-on, and other gaskets for the waterworks industry. With this acquisition, Birmingham Fastener and its sister companies can expand product and service offering to their customers.

“Jerry Franey has always been someone I have looked up to in the waterworks industry,” said Birmingham Fastener CEO Brad Tinney, “I am deeply humbled that his family chose Birmingham Fastener to continue the legacy he started in 1983. We both share a deep belief in domestic manufacturing.”

“Champion Manufacturing is well known for their experience in creating the highest quality, custom made gaskets,” said Tinney, “Champion’s technology and expertise will allow us to better support our customers as they seek custom gaskets made from specialty rubbers and elastomers that are manufactured to the tightest tolerances right here in Magnolia, Texas.”

Earlier this year, Birmingham Fastener acquired K-T Bolt.