1963 - Richard V. Valleroy started Valpak Mfg, Inc. Valpak's main line of business was the sales & distribution of refuse handling equipment, and the servicing and manufacturing or its own line of equipment. Valpak became a distributor and service center for seven different sales companies, such as Lodal, Garwood, Converto Mfg, Anchor Pac, Rampac, Hyco, and its own brand Valpak Mfg.
1967 - Valpak was growing steadily in the sales, service, and manufacturing of refuse equipment. Now with more than 50 employees strong, they found it necessary to start their own machine shop for the manufacturing of cylinders and the machining of other parts. The small machine shop that was started, was incorporated under the new name of R-V Industries, Inc.
1973 - The Valpak's building, which was being leased at this time, caught fire and burned to the ground. When the insurance company informed Rich that he was under insured, and that the owners of the building were not going to rebuild. Valpak reluctenly had to closed its doors. Because of this sudden turn of events, Rich found it necessary to help many of his employees find new jobs with other companies in the area.
R-V Industries, Inc. which was located in an adjoining building, was then moved to a small garage not far from the Mississippi river, and continued to operate as a machine shop. They also continued doing some hydraulic equipment repairs and manufacturing for other companies. However the business was soon in trouble again when later in 1973 the hundred-year flood came and put that shop under seven foot of flood water. It took several months to recover and clean-up but the business continued.
1976 - By this time, the business had transformed it's main purpose of business into the manufacturing & service of all kinds of hydraulic equipment & cylinders. At which time Rich found a need to bring his wife Joan Valleroy into the business. She was hired to help with the running and building of the now ever so fast growing hydraulic repair & manufacturing business. Then over the next several years, Rich's three sons Rick, Randy, & Rod all began to working fulltime in the famliy owned business.
1985 - The decision was made by the Valleroy's, to move the family owned business to our new & current location, which was a much larger building, and right off the interstate highway. Because of this move we also found it necessary to change our name, people passing by would see R-V Industries and think that we worked on R-V's, mobile homes, & campers. So the decision was made to change our name to Valtec Hydraulics, Inc.
Over the next several years our new building transformed with three large building additions and the installation of overhead cranes to handle the larger work we were now seeing. Steadily our daily work started too gradually transition from primarily refuse & mobile equipment service & repair, too now industrial and manufacturing equipment sales, service, and repairs.
1999 - Joan & Rich retired and sold the family owned business to their three sons, Rick, Randy, and Rod. Now under new management of the three sons, the business continues to grow and expand. With the purchase of several new lathes, pipe bending machines, pump testing equipment, and a new automated bore welding machine. Valtec became better equipped to handle those rush & emergency repairs, but yet versatile enough to keep those difficult repairs in house.
2009 - Robert Valleroy after graduating from college with a bachelor degree in Engineering Technology, gained fulltime employment with Valtec Hydraulics. This making him the first of the third generation of Valleroy's to continue in the family business.
2011 - Ryan Valleroy gained fulltime employment with Valtec Hydraulics after graduating college with a bachelor degree in Engineering Technology. Making him the second of the third generation of Valleroy's to continue in the family business.
2012 - Russell Valleroy also gained fulltime employment with Valtec Hydraulics, after completing his courses at Ranken Technical College. His employment makes him the third member from the third generation of Valleroy's continuing in the family business.
2015 - Zach Valleroy gained part-time employment with Valtec Hydraulics, working weekends, holidays, & summer vacations just like all the other Valleroys had done before him. Zach is currently attending college as a fulltime student at the University of Missouri. "Go Mizzou!" He is also a member of the third generation of Valleroy's to work at Valtec Hydraulics.