In 1937, William R. Bootz purchased the assets of Crescent Stove Works in Evansville, Indiana, and began manufacturing sheet metal stampings and sheet metal assemblies. One year later, the company became Evansville's first war factory, fabricating steel products for the United State Army and Navy. Bootz Manufacturing earned six Army/Navy Excellence Awards during World War II for its production of practice bombs and cooking equipment. After the war, Bootz continued to manufacture steel products for various American companies. In 1979, production of porcelain-on-steel bathtubs, lavatories, and kitchen sinks began.
Bootz Industries has become a major U.S. producer for porcelain-on-steel fixtures, and our products are sold internationally under the Bootz Industries label. Our products are marketed nationally via the industry's largest retail home improvement center and throughout the world by independent sales agencies. The sizes, styles, and color offerings of bathtubs, lavatories, and kitchen sinks incorporate approximately 150 stock items. Our product line is accepted among the industry's most popular plumbing wholesalers, contractors, and builders. Since 2001, Bootz has seen production capacity double with the purchase and installation of modern processing equipment.
Bootz continually strives to advance our information systems by introducing new hardware, systems networking, and Electronic Data Interchange (E.D.I) capabilities, to further provide enhanced customer relations. The implementation of the new and expanded Bootz Industries web site, featuring additional product information, downloads, and a user-friendly sales representative locator, is just another example of our commitment to outstanding customer service.
Bootz Industries is large enough to meet the market's needs, yet small enough for customers to work directly with top management. We are always striving to provide superb service and the most competitive level of on-time deliveries. Teamwork is paramount to our success; all management and associates work together in an effort to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction.
From 1937 to the present, from bombs to bathtubs, we maintain our tradition of innovative excellence.