The new facility also serves as Lochinvar's southeastern distribution center with 75,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. Its other distribution centers are in Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, Tampa, Fla., and Banbury, England.
Walter Vallett Sr. started the water heater company in 1919. Today it is owned and operated by the third generation of the family, with Bill Vallett Jr., as president; Jeff Vallett as senior vice president/sales and marketing; and Tom Vallett as senior vice president/operations.