A.W. Cash was born in 1860 in Caroline county, Virginia. In 1893, he began working for Foster Engineering Company in Newark, New Jersey where he designed many valves for use on U.S. submarines.
Cash relocated to Decatur, Illinois in 1910 to work for the Mueller Company. During this tenure, he designed several water pressure reducing valves and added air and steam valves to the company's line.
In 1914, he left the Mueller Company and founded the A.W. Cash Company, then known as Cashco, Inc. and located in Ellsworth, Kansas. In 1918, he sold Cashco to Riley Stoker Corporation.
In 1912, he founded A.W. Cash Valve Manufacturing Company. This company was incorporated in 1923. Around 1927, he sold Cash Valve to the Madden Family. The Madden family (first the father, and then the two sons) owned the company until 1991.
In 1991, A.W. Cash Valve Manufacturing Corporation was sold to IMI, Plc.
In January 1997, the Decatur operation closed and the Cash Acme operation moved to Cullman, Alabama. The Cullman Plant, located in the Cullman Industrial Park, is a modern 80,000+ square foot facility.
On June 1st 2002, Reliance Worldwide Corporation acquired the Cash Acme brand name and the corresponding plumbing operation. The Reliance Worldwide group is a leading international water controls manufacturer with operations in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe. We welcome you to visit our global website at www.relianceworldwide.com. Cash Acme supplies plumbing products to the local United States market as well as the export markets in Canada, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
This is an exciting development in the history of Cash Acme. The strength and support of the Reliance Worldwide companies will guarantee many new developments and ensure the renewed growth of the Cash Acme brand.