History of Bradford White - Bradford White Corporation
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Bradford White Brands

Built to be the Best®

Our History

Industrious Manufacturers and Innovators

Throughout a history dating back to 1881, we have evolved over decades of product refinements to introduce some of the most high-performing, energy-saving products to the world market. While competitors moved production out of the country, we invested in America, and our perseverance has paid off.

Pennsylvania Range Boiler Co.
The vision of our founders was simple and remains unchanged today -- to serve the plumbing and heating professional with high-Quality, superior products made by American workers. This unwavering dedication to product and service excellence has allowed us to enjoy strong relationships with our customers and will provide positive results far into the future.

A New Era of New Facilities

Today, with headquarters in suburban Philadelphia and manufacturing operations in Middleville and Niles, Michigan and Rochester, New Hampshire, and a distribution center in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada, Bradford White Corporation enters a new era of technologically-enhanced, energy-efficient products that bring reliable and green heating solutions to the world.


In Middleville, Michigan, Bradford White Water Heaters has grown to over one million square feet of prime manufacturing and distribution capability. New robotics, automated processes, and four new assembly lines have increased productivity dramatically. Niles Steel Tank® has added new equipment and processes that speed both standard and customized tank manufacturing. Multiple new arc welders, plasma cutters, and material presses raised variety and production capacity substantially. Laars Heating Systems has expanded substantially as well with a state-of-the-art customer training center and a three-fold enlargement of their R & D and testing laboratory. Bradford White Canada, having enjoyed ongoing growth, has moved the entire operation to new facilities more than doubling their size while adding a training center, a full service parts center, and a large electric product conversion center.

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