Business Leadership: Bill Smith, President and CEO
Years in Business in SSP: 132 years in business. The original Waterous factory was built in 1886 in an area called South Park, later becoming South St. Paul. In 1894, Waterous moved to St. Paul and returned to South St. Paul in 1974 where they built a new office and factory alongside the Mississippi River on Hardman Avenue. In 2002, Waterous expanded the office and increased the factory size to 210,000 sq. feet.
Products/Services/Markets Served: Waterous manufactures fire pumps for the municipal fire service and hydrants and valves for municipal waterworks.
Brief Testimonial: South St. Paul is a very community focused. The elected officials listen and are extremely receptive to the businesses in South St. Paul. The city also provides excellent Police, Fire and Emergency Medical support. We also found the work force to be well educated and possess a strong work ethic with several members of the community being employed at Waterous.