A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. corporate headquarters is located in Dubuque, Iowa, near the Mississippi River. The brass foundry and main manufacturing plant are also located in this facility. Between the factory, foundry, and office, our 240,618 square foot building employs over 400 individuals and is a well-known company in the area, not just for our successes, but also for our philanthropic attitude.
Constructed in 1983 as the flagship development in a new industrial park, the plant was an integral part of unprecedented growth of the company and the production of new products. In 1996, the foundry was expanded to provide for increased production of brass castings. In 2012, the plant was expanded once again to accommodate our growing manufacturing efforts.
Dubuque lies at the junction of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State area. With a population of 58,000, Dubuque serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area.
As one of the few large cities in Iowa with hills, Dubuque is a popular tourist destination and recognized as the oldest and most historic city in the state. Popular attractions include the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Fenelon Place Elevator, riverboat rides, Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.
4800 Chavenelle Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. expanded to Albia, Iowa in 1989 by opening up its second location. This plant produces various products for the high pressure gas industries with an addition completed in 1994. This location employs just under one hundred people to our 64,920 square foot facility.
Albia, Iowa is a quiet town with a growing population of 3,782 and a founding of 1856. Located at the south end of the state, Albia lies below Des Moines but west of Ottumwa. Residents of this town enjoy time at the Monroe Aquatic Center, Washington Park, and the City Park. With numerous Victorian homes, antique art collections, and 92 buildings on the National Historic Register, Albia, IA embraces its longstanding history.
1701 Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
In 1999, A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. expanded to the south by opening a plant in Elizabethton, Tennessee. This facility handles products from all four of our product lines (water works, pump, plumbing, natural gas products). The plant expanded in the early 2000’s, literally doubling in size, making the building 99,500 square feet. In 2019, the facility doubled in size again in order to accommodate A.Y. McDonald's growing product lines. Today, the nearly 200,000 square feet Elizabethton location employs over two hundred individuals and its manufacturing efforts largely includes our water works meter setters and natural gas meter set assemblies.
Elizabethton is located within the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee, which comprises of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. With Holston Mountain nearby and the Cherokee National Forest just a car ride away, Elizabethton is full of nature. The town itself contains a population of a little over 14,000 people.
100 McDonald Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Scottish roots, family oriented, vast history, top notch products, and a commitment to innovation. As just part of the equation that makes up the customer-focused culture A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. has been known for since 1856, it takes so much more to keep the customer – our boss – looking forward to our next move.
In all reality, customer satisfaction starts with the teamwork presented from the sharp eye of the engineer creating a mock-up of the product, the expertise and skill presented by the foundry worker who’s pouring the brass, and the friendly voice that picks up the phone in the Customer Service Department. With production capabilities at three facilities (Dubuque, IA, Albia, IA, and Elizabethton, TN) and warehouses strategically located all over the United States, our customers are not only guaranteed a great product and industry renowned customer service, but also fast delivery. After all, we understand that our job isn’t complete until yours is.
While the act of living out our ‘The Customer is the Boss’ motto isn’t always an easy feat, exceeding your expectations makes it all worth it in the end. Look to A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. to be your go-to provider for water works, pump, plumbing, and natural gas products because we’re more than a brand. We’re a family!