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Company History

  • 1901 - Recognizing the need for plumbing pipe in the newly industrialized, post-war South, W. Frank Dowd built a small foundry in Charlotte, North Carolina, to produce cast iron soil pipe and fittings. The original Charlotte Pipe and Foundry employed 25 men.
  • 1926 - W. Frank Dowd's son, Frank Dowd II, began leading Charlotte Pipe with the goals of expanding the sales territory and developing stronger customer relationships.
  • All of our products are made in the U.S.A.
  • Early 1950's - Frank II's sons, Frank Dowd Jr. and Roddey Dowd joined the company. They supervised the overall mechanization of foundry production processes during a time when many cast iron pipe foundries ceased to operate due to relentless competition in the industry.

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