Founded in 1946 by Henry Fischbein
Henry Fischbein, the father of current CEO Allen Fischbein, founded AMERICAN FITTINGS in 1946 as Edgewater Manufacturing. Henry emigrated from a war-torn Europe with metalworking skills and an engineering aptitude. He worked with a focus that you cannot inspect for quality, it must be manufactured into every component.
Henry died in 1999 and left Allen, who grew up in the business, with a small company but an uncanny desire to grow the business. Allen grew the business with his “hands-on” machine knowledge and unique ability to develop products that exceeded performance requirements for fittings. From these roots, AMERICAN FITTINGS was formed to manufacture, sell, and market the best electrical fitting in the market.
Today, AMFICO provides products and services that were never imagined when Henry founded the company. In contrast, most of the electrical fitting companies from the 1940s have either been acquired by large multinational companies or have simply gone “out of business”. Many of those companies no longer manufacture products domestically and have moved to offshore suppliers to keep corporate profits and outside investors happy.
Over the past decade, the Company has invested millions of dollars in state of the art equipment, R&D of products, injection molding machines, and a host of key personnel to grow into the next generation. Henry would be proud of how his small fittings company has grown into a worldwide leader of products.