Navy Adm. Howard Tours Milwaukee Valve Plant
In conjunction with the commissioning ceremony for the littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee recently, Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations, toured Milwaukee Valve’s foundry and manufacturing plant in Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Milwaukee Valve Company is the Navy’s largest bronze valve supplier, and Milwaukee Valve products have been installed on U.S. Navy ships for the past 50 years. More than 3,000 Milwaukee Valve products are found on the USS Milwaukee.
“I was reading an article on all the great work that’s done up here and said ‘If I’m ever in Wisconsin, I want to see where these valves are made,’” Howard said. “You wouldn’t believe that a land-locked state in the middle of the country would have such a strong tie to the Navy.”