About American AVK

American AVK is a leading U.S. manufacturer of gate valves, fire hydrants, and accessories for the water, wastewater, fire protection, and irrigation industries. Our products are used and appreciated by utilities throughout North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

AVK was one of the first valve manufacturers in the world to develop and design the Resilient Seated Gate Valve. The AVK Resilient Seated Gate Valve design has been improved upon continuously and has remained unmatched in quality, reliability and state of the art features. AVK is at the forefront of technology for products serving the Water Works and Fire Protection Industries.

American AVK was incorporated in 1985 to introduce AVK gate valves to North America. Since then, American AVK has continued to expand its production facilities, marketing activities and product range. AVK is now located in a state-of-the-art 180,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Minden, Nevada.

As a commitment to our customers throughout North America, and to answer an increasing demand for American AVK products, warehouse distribution centers have been established in Nashville, TN and Omaha NE..

American AVK is a subsidiary of the well-known AVK Group of Companies, a global manufacturer of Valves, Hydrants and Accessories for the Water Works, Waste Water, Fire Protection, and Natural Gas Industries. The AVK Group today consists of over 70 companies worldwide.


American AVK was founded in 1985 and has since then been on a journey of expansion. American AVK does not only cover North America, but also Canada along with Central and South America.

Over the year, the majority of the products are manufactured and assembled locally in the production facility and brought to the customers via the nearest distribution center. 

Since 1985 the product range has grown and continues to do so. At American AVK the focus is always on the customers and developing the best long-lasting solutions for their needs.


American AVK founded in San Francisco


AVK moves to Fresno and begins first manufacturing of gate alves


First dry and wet barrel hydrants manufactured


AVK builds new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Minden, NV


Omaha NE and Nashville TN distribution centers begin operation


AVK introduces Butterfly Valves up to 48”


American AVK Virtual Factory Tour

Virtually visit the American AVK Manufacturing plant in Minden, Nevada.