State governor visits the AVK manufacturing facility in Nevada

American AVK was honored to have Nevada’s Governor Joe Lombardo visit our manufacturing facility in Minden, Nevada in April. 31-10-2023

Governor Lombardo and his team toured the facility as Production Manager Randy Nelms provided a detailed overview of each area.

During the tour, he spoke with several AVK employees about their roles and responsibilities and was very interested in how we manufacture our products.

Governor Lombardo was impressed with all operations and was especially interested in the machine shop. He had several questions and was intrigued by our thread rolling process. He was particularly interested in the unique thread rolling machine and understood not only the time saving aspect but the strength that was added to stem as well. Thread rolling is a cold-form press operation used to form threads in i.e. a stem for use in a valve. Thread rolling hardens the stem’s material, resulting in an increased resistance to wear and fatigue.

The Governor was also impressed with the knowledge our employees shared about the manufacturing processes and the quality of our products. 

Having Governor Lombardo tour our manufacturing facility was a great honor for American AVK. We are extremely proud of our company and appreciate the interest from our governor.