American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Our Mission and Vision

Corporate Mission Statement:

We at AMERICAN are committed to providing vital products to society. We believe in doing things the right way by treating our customers, employees and communities the way we want to be treated.

Corporate Vision Statement:

To be of service to the purchasing public and labor on the basis of the Golden Rule.

Our Story

Our Core values

Our People:

  • Invest in our people, our greatest asset, to promote a well and highly skilled workforce.

  • Work together in teams, leveraging our diversity and talents to keep our people and our company strong. 

  • Ensure a safe working environment; we do it safely, or not at all.  

Our Products:

  • Be innovative, focusing on research and development of new products that set us apart from the competition.

  • Engineer world-class facilities housing the latest technology and equipment to achieve operational excellence in production.

  • Make a quality product with less waste for less cost that reflects the long-standing integrity and ingenuity that is AMERICAN.

Our Way:

  • Be a shining example of the Golden Rule philosophy in life and business. 

  • Provide superior customer service, exceeding the needs of our customers and providing the technical expertise they demand. 

  • Add value to everything we do, while focusing on the sustainability of our company and the world in which we live. 

Quality Policy

We are committed to an effective Quality Management System that meets all applicable requirements. Our core values drive the following principles:

  • Shared responsibility to foster a quality mindset.

  • Continual improvement based on defined measurements.

  • Customer satisfaction through quality processes and products. 

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American is Unique


Commitment to safety – At AMERICAN, we do it safely or not at all. Workplace safety is our top priority and has been for more than a century. Our injury incident rate is consistently lower than the national average for iron foundries, but we aim to do better.

Community – AMERICAN employees have many opportunities to give back to the community, from planting a neighborhood garden, to helping build a home, to teaching students about entrepreneurship, to charity walk/runs. Being a good neighbor not only feels good, it’s the right thing to do.

Elected representation – Fourteen employees are elected by their peers to represent the interests of employees in company operations. Four serve on the board of directors. The elected representatives fulfill specific duties on committees and, at times, serve on special project teams.

Continuous improvement – Employees throughout the company serve on teams chartered to propose improvements in assigned areas of operation. Employees learn more about the business, make new friends and develop leadership skills while moving AMERICAN forward.

Golden Rule business philosophy – AMERICAN’s founder John J. Eagan applied the principles of his Christian faith to our business, which is evident in our Golden Rule Business philosophy of treating others the way we want to be treated. Before he died, he willed the company to employees, who remain stewards of the Eagan legacy. We regard employees as family. In fact, we even have some who are third- and fourth-generation employees, and very proud of it.


in the community

Since 1905, AMERICAN’s mission has been to do things “The Right Way” by treating our customers, employees and communities the way we want to be treated. This is evident in the quality products we sell at a competitive price, the well-paying jobs and benefits we provide our employees and the way we care for our neighbors and those in need throughout our community.

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