King Innovation® specializes in the development, design, and manufacture of innovative products to meet the needs of their customers. The company has evolved considerably throughout the years, but the goal has always remained the same: innovation.
The King name has long been associated with innovation, dating back into the 1940’s when Lloyd King identified a surging post-war demand for aluminum used in pots and pans, aluminum siding, and other consumer products. King sensed a consumer need for these products and founded King Technology, an aluminum foundry in Minneapolis.
King continued to evolve his business over the next 20 years. After exiting the aluminum business, he ventured into the swimming pool industry and then into the irrigation industry. In the 1960’s, King used his innovative skills to bring the first freeze protection system for underground irrigation systems to the market. Today, King Drains® are still a cornerstone of the many products the company offers to the irrigation industry.
In 1988, King sold his irrigation business to his son and current CEO, Herb King. Herb has carried on his father’s tradition of developing innovative technologies, revolutionizing the electrical and irrigation markets.
Today, the business operates as King Innovation and continues its commitment to the continual pursuit of excellence in producing innovative products. One of King’s greatest successes was the development of the DryConn® Waterproof Connectors. This patented product line transformed the irrigation and electric industry by allowing installers to splice and seal conductors in one easy step. The connector has won twelve national awards for product excellence.
King Innovation is continually looking for ways to improve existing products and to develop uniquely relevant products for its markets. In addition to DryConn Waterproof Connectors and King Drains, the company also offers King Grips® and Mesh Grips for pulling PVC and poly pipe, ergonomic tools, and a variety of accessories.
The headquarters of King Innovation is located outside of St. Louis in O’Fallon, Missouri along with housing R&D laboratories, manufacturing and office facilities.