Pima Valve has been acquired by J.A. Moody, a long-time leader in the sales and service
sector for the marine industry.
Pima Valve will continue to produce the same quality valves at the same location with the same
proficient and experienced people. It’s a big win for both companies as they team up to complement
their respective areas of expertise.
We welcome our new President, Lisa Smith and Chairman, Frank Buzan – both from J.A. Moody with
combined decades of service and experience in the commercial and Navy actuation and valve industry.
In addition to all of that, Al Link, former President of Pima Valve and an employee for 45 years, has
retired. Al was a driving force behind our company’s growth and developing its industry-wide excellent
reputation. He will be missed but we are grateful for having benefited from his knowledge of our
production and leadership.
We also say goodbye to the other two partners Mackie Lish and Duane Ekren.
Though they have been retired for quite a while they have never strayed far from the folks at Pima.
Mack and Duane were two of the original Pima Employees and they were also key forces in building up
If you would like to get in touch with Al or if you have any questions or inquiries, we’d like to hear from
you. You can contact Lisa Smith at email@example.com , Ken Link at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adrienne Link at email@example.com.
We encourage you to take a look at the J.A. Moody website for information on its products and services
at – www.jamoody.com
In 1967, the newly formed company out of Downey, California became the first tenant in the PIMA – CHANDLER INDUSTRIAL PARK (later to become the LONE BUTTE INDUSTRIAL PARK). That new company began with twelve hard working and highly optimistic employees and has grown fourfold over these 50 years. We are particularly proud of our skilled workforce, machinists, pattern workers, assemblers, fitters, testers, draftsman, bookkeeper and management. Their commitment to excellence in product and service has made PIMA VALVE a household name in the navy and marine valve world. They average some 16 years of service with the company while several have been here between 30 and 45 years!
We extend a very appreciative THANK YOU to all of our customers. It is your continued support that has helped make our 50 year story such a success.
To our Vendors and Suppliers, your product, service and reliability has not gone without notice. Your involved partnership with us has been instrumental in our continuing manufacture of high quality valves.
We look forward to the next 50!
For those customers that may have a Positive Material Identification (PMI) requirement, Pima Valve has the capabilities to do such. Fees are dependent on the extent of the requirement.
PMI takes two primary forms. The first is called Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) and is generally more difficult and time consuming. The second, and more user-friendly method, is called X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF). As the name implies, it fires X-rays at the subject metal and determine its composition. An XRF Analyzer is shaped like an over-sized ray gun from a science fiction show (see inset), but it is portable, accurate, and simple to use. Training to use one can be done in as little as a few hours.
Once a casting has been scanned, the results can be downloaded into a useful database format right to a computer. From there, the data can be output into reports or Certificates of Conformance supported by empirical data, ensuring that your valves meet every requirement, every time.
Each and every valve is hydro-tested according to the applicable specifications –
we do not do sampling. This is a way to make sure you, our customer, receives
a high quality valve. To see what is involved in our hydro testing
click on the link and watch our hydro-test demonstration.