Skuttle Manufacturing Company, Marietta, OH is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2007. "This is a meaningful milestone for Skuttle. Relatively few companies survive 90 years or longer. It’s a credit to
our visionary officers, dedicated employees and faithful customers,” says Marty Hansell, vice president and chief operating officer for the manu-
facturer of whole-house humidifiers and other IAQ products.
The enduring company got its start in Detroit, Michigan, in 1917 when John L. Skuttle
began to pioneer plumbed, central-system humidification for residential applications. Skuttle
Manufacturing Company’s first product was an automatic fill valve to monitor water flow
into coal furnace humidifiers. Well into the 1930s, Mr. Skuttle continued to invent humidi-
fication and plumbing products—many of them for in-home use.
In 1935, Skuttle Manufacturing was purchased by Milton Powers, chief engineer of
Timken Furnace Company.
In the 1950s, Skuttle moved its operations from Detroit to Milford, Michigan, then to
Marietta, Ohio, in 1977. In the mid-90s, to clarify its position in the marketplace, Skuttle
Manufacturing Company began doing business as Skuttle Indoor Air Quality Products.
For more information, visit www.skuttle.com.