Stuart Holden with Bertha Macristy

January 5, 1923

The Keeney Manufacturing Company was founded in New Britain, CT as a floor and ceiling plate and radiator air valve manufacturer by Bertha Macristy Hanna. Ms. Hanna is known as the first woman in the history of Connecticut to incorporate a manufacturing company.

Additional company milestones include:


Duracraft Plastics begins molding commercial and retail plastic tubular. Plumb Pak was created to take on the new “Do It Yourself market. Plumb Pak’s reputation is based on its creative marketing and merchandising to the hardware industry with award winning displays.


Distribution facilities are established in GA, NV & NH.


Belanger becomes a member of the Keeney team, supplying faucets and plumbing accessories in Canada.


NH facilities are consolidated to a state of the art 230,000 sq.ft. manufacturing, packaging and distribution facility in Winchester, NH.


KMC in Jiangmen China opens as a manufacturing and distribution facility by Keeney.


KMC is expanded to increase manufacturing capabilities.


K2 is added to KMC, 47,000 sq. ft. is built to accommodate increased shipping, consolidation and sourcing


PlumbPak invests in nine new Injection Molding Machines. Georgia distribution moves to Buford to gain logistic efficiencies.